Domestic Violence: Strangulation Defense Attorney

The Law Offices of Jeffrey G. Sloane commits itself to the needs of criminal defendants facing domestic violence charges throughout the Las Vegas area. For more than 30 years, Jeff has fought to protect the rights of his clients and navigate them through their complex legal processes.

His background as a business lawyer for well-known institutions has provided much-needed experience in high-stakes legal matters.

Serious Charges Of Felony Domestic Violence

Current domestic violence laws in Nevada carry serious consequences, including jail time and significant fines. Those convicted also must deal with a criminal record showing up on a background check and a restraining order that denies them access to their house and children.

Generally, most domestic violence crimes are charged as misdemeanors if they didn’t involve a weapon. The use of a weapon increases the severity of the crime to a felony level. The Nevada legislature considers hands as deadly weapons, singling out strangulation as "impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of another person in a manner that creates a risk of death or substantial bodily harm."

Domestic violence by strangulation is charged as a felony, which can result in prison sentences and fines significantly higher than a misdemeanor. If the alleged crime occurs in the presence of children, additional charges of child endangerment could be filed, increasing the severity of the consequences.

A Practical Approach To Difficult Situations

You can depend on us to protect your rights when the stakes are high. Schedule an initial consultation with a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney. Call 702-269-8570 or reach us over email. We keep all consultations strictly confidential.