What is considered domestic violence?
In the state of Nevada, domestic violence is considered a domestic relationship. This is where there’s a battery that has occurred. In order to establish a domestic relationship, the state has to be able to prove that a person has a relationship through blood or marriage, a dating relationship, have a child in common. From there, then they need to determine whether a battery actually occurred. The definition of battery under Nevada law is where there is an unlawful touching of another, which could mean the slightest of touching of a person.
Oftentimes, I have people that come into my office that say “I barely touched the person, there are no bruises or anything else like that.” However, under Nevada law that could still be considered a battery. It’s really important that we discuss all the elements in your case and see what we can do in your particular case.