Assault Charges in Nevada
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NRS 200.471 defines assault as intentionally threatening to hurt another
person. Despite what many people think, assault doesn't include the
actual, physical touching of another person. A suspect can be convicted
of assault as long as the prosecution can prove that they had an intent
to harm another person.
If you have been charged with assault, then it is crucial that you speak
with capable legal counsel immediately. Even though physical violence
may not be involved in your case, assault charges are considered violent
crimes and taken very seriously by both law enforcement and prosecutors. At the
Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover, Attorney Stover is a former prosecutor who is well-versed in how the
state handles these cases and what can be done to ensure that defendant
receives every consideration they deserve.
You may still have viable defense options. Call our insightful
Reno criminal defense lawyer at (775) 502-1575 today for assistance.
Penalties for Assault Charges
The seriousness of an assault charge depends on the circumstances of the
incident. Simple assault, for example, is the basic charge which involves
no aggravating factors. There is also assault charges that involved victims
of a "protected classes" (such as law enforcement officers)
and assault with a deadly weapon.
Assault charges can result in the following:
- Simple assault: up to $1,000 in fines and/or six months in jail
- Protected class assault: up to $2,000 in fines and/or one year in prison
- Assault with a deadly weapon: up to $5,000 in fines and/or six years in prison
If the defendant in an assault case is an inmate or on probation or parole,
they may be exposed to tougher penalties. For more information on your
specific case, call us at (775) 502-1575 today.
Advocacy In & Outside the Courtroom
No matter what the nature of assault charge is, it is essential that you
speak with a trusted legal counselor as soon as possible. At our firm,
Attorney Stover is ready to assess the circumstances of your charge and
provide viable defense options to resolve your case as swiftly and favorably
We're ready to offer you a free case evaluation. Use our
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