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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.

Much like 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 (gross misdemeanor)
  • 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.

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