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Domestic Battery by Strangulation

Domestic Battery by Strangulation - Ross Goodman - Las Vegas Criminal Attorney

Using unlawful physical force or violence committed to a family member, your dating partner, someone you live with (roommates), or relatives, can be considered as domestic violence or domestic battery in Las Vegas. And under domestic violence charges are other charges that are more specific—charges like a Las Vegas domestic battery by strangulation charge. Like any other domestic violence charges, getting charged with domestic battery by strangulation can ruin both the accused and the plaintiff’s lives, especially if everything was just a misunderstanding that led to false accusations.

Below is a list of things you need to know about Las Vegas domestic with strangulation law.


The state of Nevada defines strangulation as intentionally using pressure on the throat or blocking airways to stop or decrease normal breathing or blood flow of another person that could result in serious injury or death.

Domestic Battery by Strangulation Penalties

The Nevada state laws for battery domestic violence with strangulation situations were categorized as a misdemeanor offense. The penalties only have a maximum of 6 months in jail and fines up to $1,000. With a new bill passed in July 2009, domestic violence with strangulation increased the offense to a felony. The penalties include:

Category C Felony

Category B Felony

If the defendant is a parolee or probationer, and/or the strangulation was committed with a deadly weapon:

Defense Lawyer for Domestic Battery by Strangulation Charges

If you or someone you know has been held in a Las Vegas arrest, such as battery domestic violence with strangulation, contact a highly qualified Las Vegas domestic violence attorney to talk about the particular facts of your case, and to know your possible defenses.

It is important to get someone familiar with the Las Vegas criminal court process and police system. A comprehensive knowledge of the system and expert analysis of your case can lead to a winning defense strategy.

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