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PENALTIES FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN LAS VEGAS

If you are convicted for the crime of Battery-Domestic Violence in Las Vegas you will be put in jail for a minimum of 2 days, and the judge could sentence you to up to 6 months in jail if he thinks the facts and circumstances justify this punishment (For example if a young child witnesses the incident);

  • Additionally, you will be ordered to complete a minimum of 48 hours, but not more than 120 hours, of community service;
  • You will be ordered to Pay a fine of up to  $1,000 dollars;
  • You will be ordered to go to counseling sessions for Battery Domestic Violence of at least 1 1/2 hours per week for  6 months for the treatment of domestic violence.
  • You will be ordered to pay for each class in the amount of $35 dollars per class

If this is the second offense within 7 years the judge will order the following

  • A minimum of10 days in jail up to 6 months in jail;
  • Perform a minimum of 100 hours, but not more than 200 hours, of community service;
  • Pay a fine of not less than $500, but not more than $1,000.
  • Participate w in weekly counseling sessions of at least 1 1/2 hours per week for 12 months for the treatment of domestic violence.
  • Pay a $35 for each class (52 total classes)

For the third and any subsequent offense within 7 years, you are convicted of a guilty of a category C felony.  You must serve a mandatory 1 to 5 year sentence.  There is no probation for this offense.  In addition, the court may impose a fine of up to $10,000.