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Domestic Battery with Strangulation

Battery Domestic Violence with Strangulation

Defense Attorney for Allegations of Domestic Battery with Strangulation

Domestic violence, also known as spousal abuse, family violence, dating violence or domestic abuse, is defined as an act by a person against another person in a dating, marital, blood or friendly relationship. Domestic violence can be an assault, battery, false imprisonment or unlawful entry. The most common form of domestic violence is often referred to as domestic battery.

Domestic battery is any kind of intentional and illegal use of force or violence against someone else. This could be anything from pushing and shoving to choking or strangulation. Often small relationship arguments can turn into a domestic battery. Under NRS 200.481(h), strangulation is defined as intentionally stopping or decreasing normal breathing or blood flow of another person by putting pressure on the throat or blocking airways, which could result in death in serious injury.

Nevada Laws Regarding Domestic Battery by Strangulation

Previously under Nevada law, domestic violence situations involving battery by strangulation were classified as misdemeanors, with punishment being a maximum of six months in jail, and/or a fine of up to $1,000. In July 2009, a new bill went into effect, Assembly Bill 164, which increased domestic battery by strangulation to a felony. According to NRS 200.481, punishment for domestic violence through strangulation can either be classified as a Category B or C felony, with punishments including:

  • Category B Felony: Prison time from and 1 to 20 years, and/or a fine equal to or less than $10,000, depending on the victim, whether the alleged offender is a parolee or probationer, and/or whether the strangulation was committed with a deadly weapon.
  • Category C Felony: Prison time from 1 to 5 years and a fine equal to or less than $15,000.

Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Las Vegas Domestic Battery Attorney

If you or someone you know has been arrested for battery domestic violence with strangulation, contact an experienced domestic violence defense attorney to discuss the particular facts of your case, and your potential defenses. There are many indirect consequences of a domestic violence charge. Contact Joel Mann at (702) 474-6266 for a free consultation about your alleged domestic battery offense.