Reno Assault Lawyer
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.
We're ready to offer you a FREE case evaluation. Use our
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