Violent crimes such as assault, robbery, and kidnapping are serious offenses that can lead to a multitude of punishments. Often times, exaggerated accusations from an alleged victim are enough to have you arrested for an offense. Fortunately, being accused and arrested for allegations of a violent crime doesn’t automatically mean you will be convicted of the charges. Contact a qualified Las Vegas violent crimes defense attorney who can give you the best chances of avoiding time behind bars and a criminal conviction.
Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer in Las Vegas
If you are facing charges for allegedly committing a violent crime in Henderson, Las Vegas, Paradise, Clark County, or the surrounding areas, contact Michael Pariente of Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today. Michael Pariente is a former prosecutor who now serves the Las Vegas community as a devoted criminal defense lawyer.
Pariente Law Firm, P.C. provides quality legal representation for individuals who are facing criminal charges for robbery, assault, battery, kidnapping, manslaughter, and other violent offenses. Michael Pariente will work around the clock and keep you informed throughout the legal process. Contact him today at Pariente Law Firm, P.C.
Information Center for Violent Offenses in Nevada
- Potential Violent Crime Charges
- Definition of Assault in Las Vegas
- What is Battery?
- An Explanation of Robbery Charges
- Kidnapping According to Nevada Law
- Violent Crimes Resources in Nevada
- Finding a Quality Defense Attorney for Violent Charges in Las Vegas
In Nevada, a wide variety of crimes can be classified as violent crimes. Examples of these crimes include:
- Assault and Battery
- Aggravated Assault and Battery
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Home Invasion
- Reckless Endangerment
Pariente Law Firm, P.C. provides legal representation for individuals who are facing charges for violent crimes in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. If you have been accused of committing one of the offenses listed above, or any other violent crime, consulting with a defense attorney could be extremely beneficial to the outcome of your case.
According to NRS § 200.471, an individual can be charged with assault if he or she threatens or attempts to use physical force against another person. This offense is different from battery because you do not actually have to carry out the threat in order to be charged with an offense.
Assault is usually considered a misdemeanor offense that is punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. If the offender used a deadly weapon to commit the crime, he or she can be charged with aggravated assault, a class B felony, and sentenced to up to six years in prison, and/or up to a $5,000 fine.
Battery is defined under NRS § 200.481 as willfully and intentionally using force or violence against another person in an unlawful manner. In order to be charged with battery, an individual must actually make physical contact with the alleged victim.
If an individual is convicted of battery, he or she can be charged with a misdemeanor, and sentenced to up to six months in jail, and/or up to a $1,000 fine. If the battery resulted in substantial bodily harm to the alleged victim, the offender can be convicted of a class C felony and sentenced to up to five years in prison, and/or a maximum of $10,000 in fines.
If a deadly weapon was used during the commission of a battery, the offender can be charged with a class B felony and sentenced to between two and 10 years behind bars, and/or a fine of up to $10,000 fine. If a deadly weapon was used and it led to substantial injury, the offender can face between two and 15 years in prison, and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
Prosecutors must prove each of these elements to convict, and your defense lawyer has the opportunity to call their evidence into question. Failure to prove any element could lead to a reduction of charges or dismissal.
Robbery is defined by NRS § 200.380 as forcefully (or by threat of force or violence) taking the property of another person, against his or her will, while the victim is present. This offense is considered a class B felony and is punishable by between two and 15 years in prison.
If a deadly weapon is used during the commission of the offense, the individual can be charged with armed robbery, and can have an additional one to 15 years added to their sentence.
According to NRS § 200.310, anyone who knowingly and intentionally confines, takes, entices, abducts, or conceals a person with the intent of holding, extorting, detaining, sexually assaulting, robbing, harming, killing, or otherwise harming the person against his or her will, is guilty of kidnapping.
The penalties for kidnapping in Las Vegas depend on the circumstances surrounding the offense. If an individual kidnaps a victim for the purposes of harming, killing, sexually assaulting, robbing or extorting them, he or she can be charged with first degree kidnapping, a category A felony, and sentenced to five years to life in prison.
If an individual kidnaps someone with an intent that is not mentioned under first degree kidnapping, he or she can be charged with second degree kidnapping, a category B felony, and sentenced to between two to 15 years in prison, and/or up to $15,000 in fines.
If an individual who has custodial rights over a child kidnaps their own child, he or she can be charged with a category D felony. This is punishable by one to four years in prison, and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
Nevada Revised Statutes: Chapter 200 of the Nevada Revised Statutes provides detailed information on the violent offenses. The link provides definitions and penalties for violent crimes in Nevada.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department:The LVMPD is responsible for enforcing Nevada laws, and protecting the residents and tourists of Las Vegas. This website provides information on the LVMPD’s efforts to prevent crime. The department can be located at:400 S. Martin L. King Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Phone: (702) 828-3111
The National Center for Victims of Crime: This nonprofit organization provides support for individuals who have been the victim of crimes. The organization is committed to helping victims get their lives back on track.
If you have been charged with a violent crime in Paradise, Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, or the surrounding areas, contact Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today at (702) 966-5310. Michael Pariente is a skilled defense attorney, who, as a former prosecutor, has knowledge of how prosecutors think. He will use his knowledge and experience to fight to weaken the prosecution’s case against you.
Pariente Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to serving clients like you. We pride ourselves on providing quality defense options for every client. Give us a call today to ensure that your defense is in the best hands.
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