Saving the Second Amendment for Those Accused of Domestic Violence - Pariente Law Firm, P.C.

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Every person in Nevada charged with misdemeanor battery constituting domestic violence must now be given a jury trial.

I applaud the Nevada Supreme Court for unanimously doing the right thing

Since 1861 when Nevada became a state, no one accused of misdemeanor battery constituting domestic battery ever had a Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial because the offense was “petty” – meaning the maximum term of jail was 6 months. Under the law, Nevadans didn’t have the right to a jury trial because this offense was deemed “petty”.

How could these be a “petty” offense when Nevadans lose their Second Amendment right for life based solely on the decision of one judge and not a jury of his or her peers?

On September 12, 2019, Michael D. Pariente, Esq. changed that by convincing a unanimous Nevada Supreme Court that this was wrong – that every person in Nevada charged with misdemeanor battery constituting domestic violence must now be given a jury trial.

To read more and Pariente Law Firm, P.C. and read the full opinion of the Court you can visit our blog here

Advanced Opinion from the Nevada Supreme Court can be found on the Nevada Supreme Court website:
75208 - Andersen v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct.

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