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Domestic Violence / Battery

When a Family Dispute Becomes a Criminal Offense

An argument gets out of hand, becomes heated and suddenly there are police officers, handcuffs and a criminal charge with immediate and serious consequences. An arrest for domestic violence can be the result of surprisingly little evidence, and many of the clients we see in these cases are shocked to discover how immediately life-changing their case can be.

If you have been charged with a domestic violence or battery offense in Southern Nevada, you need to get criminal defense representation that can rise to the challenge of your case. At the office of Edward F. Gonciarz Attorney & Counselor at Law in Henderson I provide strong and reliable criminal defense based on more than 20 years of legal practice. I work to help you get your life back on track.

You Can't Afford Not to Fight Your Case

In the state of Nevada domestic battery is an enhancement case, where if you are convicted of a first offense and later arrested on the same charge you could face much more severe penalties and potential minimum mandatory jail time. Any accusation of domestic violence, even a first time offense, can not be taken lightly.

You need a strong criminal defense lawyer on your side. Even on a first time offense for domestic violence or battery, you could be facing:

  • A felony criminal record
  • Thousands of dollars in fines
  • The removal of your second amendment gun ownership rights
  • Jail time
  • A protection order that forbids you from going home or being with your children
  • Community service and counseling requirements

I understand how important an aggressive and reliable defense is for you today and in the future. Whether fighting against orders of protection, negotiating with the prosecution for reduced charges or aggressively fighting for your rights in front of a judge, I thoroughly prepare your case while keeping you involved and informed.

Get the Legal Advice You Need

When a household conflict, whether with a spouse, a sibling or a partner, leads to a criminal arrest, you need to speak with a lawyer about your case. Even if you patch things up with the supposed victim, prosecutors will still aggressively pursue accusations of domestic violence.

Call my office today at 702-997-8030 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation and talk about how we can put together the right defense for you.