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Penalties for Assault Charges in Nevada

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.

You may still have viable defense options. Call our insightful Reno criminal defense lawyer at (775) 502-1575 today.

Advocacy In & Outside the Courtroom

If you have been charged with assault, then it is crucial that you speak with capable legal counsel immediately. NRS 200.471defines 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.

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.

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