A Battery Domestic Violence Strangulation charge in Las Vegas, Nevada is a Felony. For one to be charged with Battery Domestic Violence Strangulation there must be a domestic relationship with the victim, such as a husband or wife, child or step child or even your roommate, and a battery by strangulation. Nevada Revised Statute “NRS” 200.481 (1)(h) defines strangulation as “intentionally 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.” For example, if Jack and his brother get into a verbal argument at the family barbeque and Jack decides to come up behind his brother and put him in a “choke hold”, which restricts blood flow and breathing, Jack would be charged with Battery Domestic Violence Strangulation.
If convicted of Battery Domestic Violence Strangulation in Las Vegas a prison term is mandatory, and you would face 1-5 years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. With this in mind it is necessary to contact Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Troiano as soon as possible to discuss the facts of your case, and allow him to provide the best defense possible and work towards getting your case dismissed.