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Reno Domestic Violence Lawyer

Legal Intervention to Protect Survivors

Sometimes, the people we trust the most are the ones capable of hurting us the worst. If you are being abused or threatened by someone close to you, you are not alone in this fight.

Kelli Anne Victoria is focused on protecting you. By contacting our Reno domestic violence lawyer, you can learn about the legal options available to you to seek justice for the cruelty you’ve endured and gain protection from any future abuse.

Are you facing a domestic violence charge in Nevada? Our domestic violence attorney in Reno has the legal experience you need on your side. Call Kelli Anne Victoria today at (775) 476-5642 or contact us online to start your defense!

What Is Domestic Violence?

An individual commits an act of domestic violence when they perpetrate a crime against somebody that they know well, such as a current or former partner, roommate, family member, or coparent. The acts are an attempt by the abuser to establish some level of control over the victim, either by force, deprivation, violence, or the threat of any such wrongdoings.

The Difference Between Domestic Violence and Domestic Battery

Domestic violence is a broad term used to define crimes committed against someone the perpetrator knows. This includes crimes such as:

  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Burglary
  • Coercion
  • False imprisonment
  • Sexual assault
  • Harassment such as arson, destruction of property, larceny, stalking, or trespassing

Domestic violence can be any criminal act. It becomes domestic violence based on the relationship between the perpetrator and the victim. So, domestic battery is an example of domestic violence.

How to Get a Restraining Order in Nevada

Our attorney can help domestic violence survivors receive protection from their abusers. We will guide you through the process as you:

  • Complete an application and sign it in front of the court clerk or a notary to have it verified
  • Fill out the petition detailing recent incidents of violence with dates and details
  • Present the application to the judge who will decide whether to issue a temporary order
  • Have the abuser served with a copy of the temporary order and, if applicable, the hearing date for an extended order by local law enforcement

While court clerks may be able to help with simple questions about the forms, they are not qualified to offer legal advice. It is in your best interest to obtain professional legal assistance from a practiced attorney. Kelli Anne Victoria offers family law counsel during the application process and remains available to represent clients during court hearings for extended orders for protection.

Contact Kelli Anne Victoria today to schedule a confidential case review!

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