Domestic violence is violence against a family member or people in a dating relationship without their permission. Spousal abuse is more specific than domestic violence. It is a violent act a spouse does against their spouse without their spouse’s permission. The violent act may range from rape and continuous harassment to verbal and emotional abuse. In Nevada, domestic violence battery is another form of spousal abuse.
Domestic violence battery is the intentional and unlawful use of violence or force against a victim. The force or violence can range from hitting to strangulation. A domestic violence battery victim can be:
No. Battery is violence or force used against a victim without their consent. The victim is generally not related in any way to the person accused of battery.
Jail time is possible if you are convicted of abusing your spouse. For a first conviction, the punishment is:
If a person is convicted a second time in seven years, then they face:
If a person is convicted for a third time in seven years, then their sentence will consist of:
If you are accused of spousal abuse, contact a Nevada lawyer immediately. You need to start preparing a defense to fight the charges.
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