Aggravated Assault or Battery
Assault and battery are violent offenses that have the potential to lead to serious penalties. These penalties can be enhanced when an incident involves the use of a deadly weapon or causes a victim to suffer substantial injury. If you have been charged with aggravated assault or aggravated battery, a violent crimes defense attorney can help you make informed legal decisions throughout the criminal justice process.
Aggravated Assault and Battery Lawyer in Las Vegas
Michael Pariente of Pariente Law Firm, P.C. is a defense lawyer who is well-versed in the Nevada laws regarding violent crimes. If you are facing aggravated assault or aggravated battery charges in Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, Boulder City, or the surrounding areas in Clark County, contact Michael Pariente as soon as possible so that he can begin preparing your case.
As a tactical defense lawyer, Pariente will thoroughly review the facts of your case and develop a defense strategy that will give you the best chance of avoiding the devastating penalties associated with your alleged crime. Call Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today at (702) 966-5310. Michael Pariente is ready to fight for your freedom with passion and determination.
Overview on Aggravated Assault and Battery in Nevada
- Definition of Aggravated Assault
- Aggravating Factors of Battery
- Penalties for Aggravated Assault and Battery in Las Vegas
- Finding the Best Aggravated Assault and Battery Defense Attorney in Clark County
Under NRS 200.471, assault is defined as an unlawful attempt or threat to use physical force against someone. By law, the actual violence does not have to take place in order for an individual to be charged with assault. If an individual commits assault with the use of a deadly weapon, he or can be charged with aggravated assault.
Battery is defined by NRS 200.481 as unlawfully and intentionally using force or violence against someone else against their will. This offense differs from assault because in order to be charged with battery, the alleged offender must actually come into physical contact with the victim.
If the battery is committed with a deadly weapon or the battery results in substantial injury to the victim, an individual can be charged with aggravated battery. Individuals can also face enhanced charges if this offense is committed against an officer, firefighter, health care provider, school employee, taxicab driver, or other state employee.
Aggravated assault is considered a class B felony and is punishable by between one and six years of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $5,000. Individuals may also face increased penalties if the offense occurs against a police officer, paramedic, or other state employee.
When battery is committed without a deadly weapon but results in substantial bodily injury, the offender can be charged with a category C felony, which is punishable by one to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. If this offense occurs with a deadly weapon but does not result in substantial bodily injury, or if this offense occurs against an officer, healthcare provider, or state employee, the defendant can be charged with a category B felony.
If convicted, he or she can face between two and ten years behind bars and a fine of up to $10,000. If the offense does result in substantial bodily injury, the penalties can be upgraded to up to 15 years of imprisonment.
If you have been charged with aggravated assault or aggravated battery in Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, or anywhere in and around Clark County, contact Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today at (702) 966-5310 and let Michael Pariente represent you.
Michael Pariente is a highly qualified violent crimes defense attorney who, as a former prosecutor, has unique insight on how the prosecution will attempt to attack you. In order to take the first step in protecting your freedom, contact Michael Pariente immediately.