Battery Domestic Violence with Substantial Bodily Harm
In cases where there is an allegation of Battery Domestic Violence, as well as an allegation that “substantial bodily harm” occurred in the incident, the crime becomes much more serious. In fact, when the authorities allege that there has been substantial bodily harm inflicted on the victim of battery domestic violence, the crimes becomes a felony offense.
Nevada law defines “Substantial Bodily Harm” in NRS 0.060 as meaning:
- Bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ; or
- Prolonged physical pain.
The punishment for Battery Domestic Violence resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm (WITHOUT THE USE OF A WEAPON) is as follows:
- Category C Felony,
- 1-5 years in state prison,
- A fine of $10,000
There are numerous legal defenses available to a person charged with Battery Domestic Violence resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm. In addition to the defenses which can be asserted in a Misdemeanor Domestic Violence case, in many cases, a prosecutor will charge an individual with Battery Domestic Violence resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm, even if the alleged injury does not meet the legal requirements for Substantial Bodily Harm. To know if you have a defense to your charge of Battery Domestic Violence, you should contact an experienced Domestic Violence Defense Attorney right away. At the law firm of Hofland & Tomsheck, we will evaluate your case and immediately begin fighting for you and your defense. We can be the difference between being convicted and sentenced to jail and going home with a clean record. Call today. 702-895-6760.