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One thing has led to another and now the police are at your door because your spouse, partner or neighbor has called 911 reporting domestic abuse. Because you have been arrested or charged with domestic violence, does not necessarily mean you will be convicted. It may boil down to circumstances such as a fraudulent charge, self-defense, or failure to prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt. You will need a good criminal attorney to defend your rights.

In the state of Nevada and according to the Nevada Attorney General, there are five major types of domestic violence charges:

  • Spousal Abuse: This form of abuse normally occurs between a husband and a wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, or same sex couple. The dominant partner may decide to exert his/her power by physical, emotional, verbal, spiritual, financial, homophobic-based, immigration based, or threats of destructive acts.
  • Child Abuse: Child abuse is typically committed by an adult on a child. The adult can be a parent, grandparent, step-parent, or significant other of a parent. It includes any of the following: verbal, emotional and physical assault on a child.
  • Cyber-Stalking & Stalking: Cyber-stalking and stalking are an offense of harassment in which the victim is in fear of their own wellbeing or life. The newest form of stalking is cyber-stalking and the numbers have grown over the last few years. The stalker in this case will gain access to the victim’s email accounts or send threatening email messages to the victim.
  • Elder Abuse: Elderly abuse typically happens when a caregiver, child, grandchild, or others living with the them are physically, emotionally, verbally, or financially abusive. It can also occur when the perpetrator makes destructive threats.
  • Rape & Sexual Assault: In the case of domestic violence, this type of abuse can occur between a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, or same sex couple. Rape and sexual assault are considered pressure or forced sexual acts, including rape.

In the state of Nevada an accuser cannot drop domestic violence charges. No matter how earnestly and truthfully the accuser changes their mind, charges cannot be dropped. This is why you need a criminal attorney to represent you right away. Call me, Ben Scroggins, today at (702) 328-5550.