Reno Battery Lawyer
What Are the Penalties for Assault in Nevada?
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.
assault the seriousness of a battery charge can vary depending aggravating factors
such as the use of a deadly weapon, protected 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.
The best possible outcome can be placed within reach. Contact our offices
at (775) 502-1575 today to learn more.
Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover Assault Legal Counsel
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.
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.