Las Vegas Domestic Violence Attorney

Las Vegas Domestic Violence Defense Attorney

Are you looking for a Las Vegas domestic violence defense lawyer in Las Vegas? Criminal lawyer Michael Pariente has been defending Las Vegas residents charged with crimes like domestic violence for over 12 years. Being accused and charged with domestic abuse can be extremely difficult to deal with and can permanently damage your reputation. If you are convicted, it can lead to jail time and a criminal record. It is extremely important that you do not underestimate this situation. Call attorney Pariente today and find out your legal rights and what legal options are available to you.

Examples of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence can take on many different forms.  Some examples of domestic violence are:

  • Slapping
  • Punching
  • pulling hair
  • shoving or other physical behavior
  • unwanted sexual advanced or forced intercourse
  • threatening to hit, harm or use a weapon against the other person
  • psychological abuse, which includes attacks on self-esteem, attempts to control or limit the behavior
    of another, repeated insults or interrogation
  • stalking or cyberstalking, to the extent that substantial emotional distress has occurred

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence, per NRS 200.485, is lawfully defined as acts committed in the context of an adult intimate relationship. It is not limited exclusively to married couples. For instance, a boyfriend who hits his live-in girlfriend can be charged and convicted of domestic violence. Even includes roommates of the same sex who do not have any intimate relationships can be prosecuted and convicted for domestic violence. It is not only between a man and his wife, and it is not limited to women being the victims of domestic violence, however it is estimated that around 92% of domestic violence cases each year involve female victims. If you have been charged with domestic violence it is always wise to get legal advice from at attorney experienced with handling these types of cases. Domestic violence defense attorney Michael D. Pariente can help you to understand your rights as the defendant and may be able to help reduce or eliminate the charges against you.

What happens with a domestic violence conviction?

Having domestic violence on your record may not seem like a problem, but it can have adverse affects on your life in the future. Not only do you face jail time, fines, and mandatory counseling paid for by you, having a domestic violence charge on your criminal record will have serious consequences on the opportunities available for you in the future. Domestic violence offenders are not allowed to possess or use a firearm in the United States, not even for hunting. Any aspirations for military or law enforcement careers are over with a domestic violence charge on your record. The criminal record is also available for any type of background check for jobs, housing, and even schooling. Having a conviction for domestic violence can make it impossible for you to keep or win custody of your children due to harsher laws recently passed by the Nevada Legislature.

What to do now?

Let Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Michael Pariente help you decide the best course of action for the domestic violence charges against you. Call now for a free consultation and speak with attorney Pariente. He has a history of successfully defending those charged with domestic violence in Las Vegas, and he will do everything in his power to aggressively defend you.