Tag Archives: stalking
Domestic violence defined
Sometimes, violent behavior in a couple’s marriage can result in the filing of divorce or separation paperwork. If someone in the union is fearful that the violence may continue, a protection order may be sought from the court. An order for protection may be issued without the requirement of divorce or separation papers. Nevada… Read More »
What is a protective order?
There are times in Nevada when a person may need to obtain an order of protection against another person with whom he or she has had a previous relationship. The purpose of a protective order is to either make the other person do some specific thing or to refrain from doing something and thus… Read More »
What are the penalties of stalking in Nevada?
Like many other laws, the definitions and penalties related to stalking vary by state. Nevada has clearly defined statutes which protect victims of stalking, and this applies whether or not the victim knows the perpetrator. A person is considered to be guilty of stalking in Nevada if they maliciously or willfully act in a… Read More »
What types of domestic violence are there?
Domestic violence takes many forms and is not just when someone physically assaults an intimate partner. In general, domestic violence occurs when one person in a relationship exhibits an abusive pattern of behavior aimed to control the other person. Victims can be of either gender and any age, and they can come from all… Read More »
How do I get a temporary protective order in Las Vegas?
A temporary protective order is generally issued in domestic violence cases where an abuser is actively stalking, harming or threatening the life of the victim. The TPO serves as a means of protection against the abuser. To receive a TPO in Las Vegas against someone currently or previously in a domestic relationship, the petitioner… Read More »
New law aimed at curbing gun rights for abusive partners
According to reports, Nevada had the highest level of domestic homicide in the country five different years between 2005 and 2011. In 2010, there were 35 instances of women being shot by men, and most of those deaths occurred with a handgun. However, the state fell to number 16 in the nation in 2011,… Read More »