Have you been charged with domestic violence and need a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney to defend you? At Turco & Draskovich, we have successfully defended hundreds of people throughout the Las Vegas area against domestic violence charges. Being convicted of domestic violence can carry many different legal consequences. Not only will you spend at least 2 days in jail, you will be required to attend a 90-minute class once a week for six months.
In Nevada, if you have a domestic violence conviction, you may be presumed to be an unfit parent. Unfortunately, some parents will make false allegations of domestic abuse in order to gain leverage in a custody battle. If you have been accused of domestic violence and are going through a divorce or custody battle, you have to understand that these charges can have a great impact on how much time you are able to spend with your children.
Additionally, you may lose your right to bear arms if a conviction of domestic violence is reached. There are no exemptions or exceptions to this rule. If you are in law enforcement, you will lose your job and if you are in the military, you will be discharged. Not only will you lose your right to possess a firearm, you cannot be with people who possess firearms. Even if you do not live in Nevada, but are convicted of domestic violence here, you will still lose your right to bear arms in any and all U.S. states.
If you are not a citizen of the United States and are convicted of domestic violence, you can be deported. Domestic violence crimes are viewed as "crimes of moral turpitude," which is grounds for deportation. Even if you are not deported, your conviction could impact your immigration status in the near future.
It is essential that you do not speak to law enforcement officials about your situation or plead guilty until you have spoken with a Las Vegas domestic violence lawyer from our firm. Contact us now at (702) 381-6590 to schedule a confidential and complimentary consultation.