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Q: Domestic violence, who should be arrested, the person who lays hands on first or the person who's defending themself?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Jul 21, 2019

It could be both, none, or just the instigator. You are allowed to use force to protect yourself during an assault or to prevent an assault, BUT you must be able to justify the force you used. So, for example, you can lay hands on a person first IF it is to protect yourself from an anticipated... Read more »

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Q: Is there a process whereby I can be accompanied by a peace officer in case to prevent violence by a third party involved

First party is my daughter diagnosed with incapaciting mental condition, possibly coerced by a pimp drug user

Arnab Kumar Banerjee
Arnab Kumar Banerjee answered on Jan 29, 2019

there is a thing called Nevada protection order . it is actually an order by which the applicant can use power of court t require a third party to do or not to do something. you should apply for this order in order to protect your daughter. follow this link to apply or understand... Read more »

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Q: Parent request of power of attorney of an adult child due to incapacity; by drug abuse and abusive circumstances.
Malcolm P. LaVergne
Malcolm P. LaVergne answered on Jan 28, 2019

Sounds like a guardianship question. Very high burden to obtain a guardianship over an adult. Incapacity is more than being a drug addict and general abuser.

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Q: in Nevada, wht happens to someone who committed one domestic battery within 7 yr period & failed to complete classes?

He failed his classes and has other minor charges pending.

Dale A. Hayes Jr.
Dale A. Hayes Jr. answered on Apr 12, 2018

The individual is subject to his sentence terms. Was there a suspended sentence? If not, the individual is subject to the Court's contempt power (up to $500 in fines and up to 25 days in jail).

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Q: What is the statue of limitations for a domestic violence misdemeanor case in the state of Nevada

What is the statue of limitations in the state of Nevada for gross misdemeanor domestic violence case

Dale A. Hayes Jr.
Dale A. Hayes Jr. answered on Apr 12, 2018

One year.

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Q: In a domestic violence situation can they make the spouse talk if she isn’t wanting to go forward with the case?
Dale A. Hayes Jr.
Dale A. Hayes Jr. answered on Apr 12, 2018

They ("the Court") can subpoena her to trial. If she is properly served and fails to appear they can hold her in contempt for not appearing or they can issue a "material witness warrant" for her arrest. Yes, they can arrest her and hold her until she testifies. However, I do not believe the... Read more »

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