Domestic Violence Attorney in Las Vegas
What constitutes domestic violence?
Domestic violence is a serious accusation and if convicted you may face jail time, lose your job, lose custody or your children and have a permanent criminal record. Domestic violence entails the intentional use of unlawful force against the victim. While this commonly includes such things as hitting the person directly, it can also occur in indirect manifestations, for example attacking the person's car with a bat. As long as this kind of force is used, an actual injury does not have to occur in order for a domestic violence charge to be brought. Whatever the circumstances, having a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer fighting on your side can make all the difference to the outcome of your case.
Domestic Violence Cases
At Okabe & Haushalter, our knowledge and experience allows us to carefully construct the best possible defense. We will demand the evidence of the prosecution and review it for errors or information that may be used in your favor. We will interview witnesses and necessary as part of our thorough preparation to aggressively defend you in court. In many cases, defenses may include:
- False accusation: It often happens that in cases of divorce or impending divorce, fabricated domestic violence allegations are used in order to give the accuser an advantage in child custody proceedings. Other motives for someone making a false accusation may also be found.
- Self-defense: Unfortunately, in some cases of domestic violence, the actual aggressor twists the facts of the case when police arrive on the scene to make it seem like the victim was the one guilty of the crime.
- Accident: Even if an actual injury occurred, there are cases where this was a genuine accident with no intentional use of unlawful force, in which case this does not constitute domestic violence.
Contact a Las Vegas domestic violence attorney
, who can investigate your case and seek to protect you from a domestic violence conviction.