Charged With Battery?
Contact Our Aggressive Reno Criminal Defense Attorney
NRS 200.481 defines battery as the unlawful touching of another person
with the intent to harm them. While most people think of battery as "fighting,"
battery can charged in incidents that involve simple shoving, poking,
or even spitting. Because these incidents are considered violent, the
state of Nevada takes them seriously and provide significant penalties
for those who are convicted.
If you have been charged with battery, then our firm is ready to hear from
you. At the
Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover, our insightful Reno criminal defense attorney is a former prosecutor
with more than two decades of experience in our criminal justice system.
Attorney Stover knows what goes into a criminal conviction and how to
thoroughly challenge the state's case against his clients.
The best possible outcome can be placed within reach. Contact our offices
at (775) 502-1575 today to learn more.
"What Are My Penalties?"
Much like assault, the seriousness of a battery charge can vary depending
on the incident in question. Aggravating factors, such as the use of a
deadly weapon, protect classes of people, and even strangulation can turn
a simple battery charge into a serious felony.
Different battery charges in Nevada include:
- Battery with no significant harm or strangulation (misdemeanor)
- Battery with significant harm or strangulation (category C felony)
- Battery with deadly weapon (category B felony)
- Battery against a protected class with no significant harm or strangulation
- Battery against a protected class with significant harm or strangulation
(category B felony)
When the defendant in these cases is an inmate or is on parole or probation,
they could be exposed to more serious penalties. If a conviction is reached,
the sentences in these cases can vary. For instance, a gross misdemeanor
can result in up to one year in prison. However, the felony charges can
result in a maximum of 10 years in prison.
This is why it is so crucial that you retain capable counsel when accused
of violent crime. Many of these cases involve mutual violence between
two parties and self-defense on the part of the accused. However, no matter
what the circumstances of your charge may be, the time to start exploring
your legal options is now. Attorney Stover is ready to assess the details
of your case and aggressively pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Want to learn more about how our firm can protect your rights and future? Use our
online form to request a free case evaluation with our
Reno criminal defense lawyer now.