The Nevada domestic violence laws protect persons from violent crimes committed by persons with whom the victims share certain domestic relationships. Nevada domestic violence laws also protect domestic violence victims by providing a system where victims can obtain court-issued protective orders.
In the most recent statistics, Nevada ranked fourth in the U.S. for female victims murdered by males in a single victim or single offender incident. Violence Policy Center, When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2017 Homicide Data
, (Sept. 2019). According to a 2017 Nevada Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCEDSV) annual report, there were 47,368 reported domestic violence incidents in Nevada that year alone. NCEDSV, 2017 Calendar Year Statistics Report
, (2017). Such a high number of domestic violence incidents is not a new phenomena. Dating as far back as 1997, Nevada has consistently ranked in the top ten or top fifteen states for female victims murdered by males in a single victim or single offender incident. Violence Policy Center, When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2017 Homicide Data
Domestic violence cases are vigorously prosecuted in the State of Nevada. If convicted of domestic violence charges in Las Vegas, you could face serious penalties including high fines and possible jail time. Keep in mind, being charged with domestic battery, does not make you guilty. Many times, the accusation is very different from what really happened. As a result, you may have been improperly charged. However, the domestic violence laws in Nevada strongly favor the alleged victim, and arrests are often made with little to no evidence. If you’re facing domestic violence charges, you must speak with a Las Vegas domestic violence attorney right away to start building your defense.