I went to University of San Diego School of Law with criminal law attorney Mace Yampolsky. Mace is a board certified criminal law specialist who has over 25 years’ experience defending people in southern Nevada against all types of criminal charges, including DUI, drug crimes, weapons charges, and domestic violence. He is a fierce protector of an accused’s rights, and has dedicated his career as an attorney to holding the legal system accountable to the law it is sworn to maintain. Below is a guest blog post he wrote discussing the importance of obtaining an experienced attorney if you are ever accused of spousal abuse:
The state of Nevada takes allegations of domestic violence very seriously and will frequently pursue a criminal action against an alleged spousal abuser- even if the victim does not want to prosecute. A conviction of domestic violence charges carries stiff penalties, including the loss of the right to own a firearm, fines, probation, or even jail time for a first time offense. With so much at stake, it is essential to have an experienced attorney who can protect your rights and build a powerful defense on your behalf.
In some domestic violence cases, false accusations are made out of spite or to further the alleged victim’s own agenda. In a divorce proceeding, for example, a mother may claim spousal abuse in order to harm her husband’s credibility in a custody battle. A diligent and seasoned attorney knows how to expose these accusations for the lies that they are. if the charges are legitimate, an experienced attorney will work to plead the case down to a lesser offense, such as breach of the peace or trespassing.
At the Las Vegas law firm of Mace Yampolsky & Associates, we work tirelessly to protect the rights of clients who have been charges with crimes. Each case is prepared as if it were going to trial with the goal of restoring your freedom. We fight to win.
Mace J. Yampolsky
625 South Sixth St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Las Vegas, NV 89101