Las Vegas Domestic Violence Lawyer
What constitutes domestic violence?
Domestic violence is a serious accusation that entails the intentional use of unlawful force against the victim. While this commonly includes such things as hitting the person, it can also occur in indirect manifestations such as attacking the person's car with a bat. As long as force is used, an actual injury does not have to occur in order for a domestic violence charge to be brought.
Defenses Against Domestic Violence Charges
At Okabe & Haushalter, our knowledge allows us to carefully construct a strong defense. We can review the evidence of the prosecution for errors or information that may be used in your favor. We also interview witnesses as part of our thorough preparation to aggressively defend you.
In many cases, defenses may include the following:
False Accusation: It often happens that in cases of 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, 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.
Accident: 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.
If convicted of this crime, you may face jail time, lose your job, lose custody, and have a permanent criminal record. 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.
Contact a Las Vegas domestic violence attorney at Okabe & Haushalter who can investigate your case and seek to protect you from a domestic violence conviction.