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  • Committee looks at ways to Curb Domestic Violence Deaths Domestic violence-related deaths have increased over the last few years here in Nevada. In an effort to curb that number, several teams have been created to look into ways to reduce those deaths. These teams have made a number of recommendations, which have been forwarded to Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. One of the recommendations made involves sentencing. The group recommends that prosecutors do not “plead down” domestic violence charges to lesser offenses. According to committee members, that often leads to dangerous conditions for the victims involved, and is not effective at deterring the perpetrator from offending in the future. Another idea being considered is the prospect of instant protective orders

    May 05,
  • Domestic Violence in Las Vegas A frequently asked question involves domestic violence.  In the state of Nevada, if an individual calls as a victim of domestic violence – or frequently, it’s the neighbor who makes the call from hearing arguments or there’s some type of concern about the welfare safety of their neighbor – they’ll call the police and report domestic violence. When the police arrive, they have to make a determination who is the primary aggressor for purposes of making an arrest.  The police determine based upon their interview of both parties any signs of injury in terms of scratches, bruises, abrasions and bleeding and make a determination of who they’re going to take to jail. So frequently, one

    Oct 23,
  • Handling Domestic Violence Charges Domestic violence prosecutions are becoming more common due to some tragic high-profile cases. The definition of domestic violence has expanded over the years so that it now includes nonviolent forms of abuse, such as psychological and emotional mistreatment. Police are often compelled to take the cautious approach and arrest the accused perpetrator when they respond to a domestic disturbance. As a result, it’s possible for someone to make a false allegation of domestic abuse in order to gain leverage in a divorce or custody hearing. If you are facing allegations of domestic violence, contact our office. You need the assistance of an experienced defense attorney Las Vegas who understands the issues and can present an aggressive

    Jul 23,

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