Assault and Battery
Although the terms are commonly used interchangeably, assault and battery are defined by Nevada law as being two entirely different offenses. Assault and battery involve many of the same elements; however, battery involves actual violence, while assault is classified as being more of the threat of violence.
If you have been accused of committing a violent crime against someone, understanding the differences in assault and battery are of extreme importance. Consulting with a defense attorney who specializes in dealing with these charges could greatly impact the outcome of your case.
Assault and Battery Defense Lawyer in Las Vegas
Michael Pariente is a meticulous criminal defense lawyer who tenaciously fights for the rights of his clients accused of assault or battery in Henderson, Clark County, Paradise, Las Vegas, Spring Valley, and the surrounding areas. If you have been charged with either of these crimes, or any other violent crime, Pariente Law Firm, P.C. will fight for you.
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Information on Assault and Battery in Nevada
- Assault and Battery Defined By Nevada Law
- Penalties for Threats or Violence in Las Vegas
- Working with Qualified Assault and Battery Defense Attorney is Clark County
According to NRS 200.471, if an individual attempts or threatens to use physical force or violence against another person, that places that person is actual fear of immediate bodily harm, he or she can be charged with assault.
Battery is defined by NRS 200.481 as intentionally hitting, touching, striking, slapping, punching, pushing, or otherwise unlawfully using force or violence against another person. The key difference in assault and battery is that in order to be charged with battery, the violence has to actually be carried out.
If an individual is accused of assault or battery without the use of a deadly weapon, he or she can be charged with a misdemeanor. A conviction for simple charges usually carries a sentence of up to six months in jail, and/or up to a $1,000 fine. If the battery resulted in serious bodily harm, the offender can be charged with a category C felony, and sentenced to one to five years in prison, along with a potential fine of up to $10,000.
Assault with a deadly weapon is considered a category B felony, which is punishable by between one and six years in prison, and/or a maximum fine of $5,000. Battery with a deadly weapon is a category B felony; however it carries a potential prison sentence of between two and 10 years, and a potential $10,000 fine. If it leads to serious bodily harm, to potential prison sentence can be upgraded to between two to 15 years.
Every single element of any charge must be proven beyond reasonable doubt by the prosecution. If your defense attorney is able to show reasonable doubt for anything, it could lead to your charges being reduced or dismissed.
Pariente Law Firm, P.C. provides a quality defense option for individual who are seeking legal assistance after being charged with assault or battery. Michael Pariente is a prosecutor turned defense attorney who has accumulated vast amounts of legal knowledge, and he will use that knowledge to ensure that you are making informing legal decisions throughout the legal process.
Contact Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today at (702) 966-5310 if you have been charged with assault or battery in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Paradise, and the surrounding areas in Clark County. Michael Pariente has the resources necessary to defend you.