|AB10, “Prohibits the civil compromise of battery that constitutes domestic violence”. The fiscal note attached to the bill indicates that the “effect on local government is that it increases or newly provides for a term of imprisonment in a county or city jail or detention facility.” Perhaps I am old fashioned, but if someone commits battery that constitutes domestic violence as defined by the Nevada Revised Statute, I think a little or perhaps a lot - of jail time is in order.
Existing law allows a court to compromise misdemeanors when the person injured by the act has a civil remedy. If the compromise is granted, the judge may then stay the offense and discharge the defendant. In essence, the civil compromise serves as a settlement for the alleged criminal offense. While the process of a civil compromise has been upheld at the Nevada Supreme Court, it seems that this bill will eliminate a civil compromise for battery that constitutes domestic violence makes sense to me.
This bill was introduced on behalf of the City of Henderson. Until next month, stay safe.