A Battery Domestic Violence with Substantial Bodily Harm charge in Las Vegas, Nevada is a Felony. For one to be charged with Battery Domestic Violence with Substantial Bodily Harm 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 which results in substantial bodily harm.
Nevada Revised Statute “NRS” 0.060 defines Substantial Bodily Harm as “Bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death or which causes serious, permanent disfigurement or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ; or prolonged physical pain.” It is important to note the second part of that definition “prolonged physical pain.” A Domestic Violence 1st or 2nd Misdemeanor could be upgraded to a Felony Domestic Violence with Substantial Bodily Harm by the District Attorney if the alleged victim complains of lingering pain from a seemingly minor injury.
If convicted of Domestic Violence with Substantial Bodily Harm in Las Vegas you would face a mandatory 1-5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Furthermore, a Battery Domestic Violence Misdemeanor can easily be upgraded to a Felony Domestic Violence with Substantial Bodily Harm and without experienced Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Troiano on your side, the results could be drastic.