Improper Exhibition of a Firearm
Gun ownership in Nevada comes with many responsibilities. It is imperative that gun owners take additional precautions when using a firearm and be mindful of proper usage. Nevada has several laws that prohibit the improper exhibition or use of a firearm. Using your gun or firearm in a reckless and improper manner may result in serious consequences, including large fines, jail time and other penalties.
Some of the most common offenses associated with improper exhibition of a firearm in Nevada include:
- Aiming a firearm at a human being
- Drawing a deadly weapon in a threatening manner
- Discharging firearm in or upon public streets or places of public resort
- Discharging firearm at or into structure, vehicle, aircraft or watercraft
- Discharging firearm within or from structure or vehicle
Even a misdemeanor weapon offense can have a detrimental effect on your employment prospects and concealed carry license. If you have been accused of improper exhibition of a firearm in Las Vegas, it is important to hire a lawyer who will aggressively combat the charges against you.
Las Vegas Lawyer for Improper Exhibition of a Firearm
With nearly a decade of experience representing men and women of Clark County in weapon-related charges, Joel M. Mann confidently defends his clients in court. His knowledge and insight into the Nevada justice system can be invaluable as you fight to protect your freedom. The Law Office of Joel M. Mann offers free, in-depth consultations to help you understand the charges you face and begin laying the groundwork for a solid defense strategy. If you are facing charges of improper exhibition of a firearm, contact the Law Office of Joel M. Mann at (702) 474-6266 or send an online message to begin combating your charges.
Aiming a Firearm at a Human Being in Nevada
Under Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.290, a person who deliberately aims any gun, pistol, revolver or another firearm (loaded or not), towards any human being can be charged with improperly using a firearm. Additionally, an individual who discharges any firearm, air gun or another weapon in a public place or in a place where a person could be injured from the firearm can be charged with improper exhibition of a firearm offense. This offense is punishable as a gross misdemeanor which can result in a minimum jail sentence of one year and/or a fine of up to $2,000.
Drawing a Deadly Weapon in a Threatening Manner in Las Vegas
As described in Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.320, a person cannot draw or exhibit a gun or pistol in a rude, angry or threatening manner that is not in self-defense. Any person who is charged with this crime could face a misdemeanor conviction. If convicted of this misdemeanor offense, an individual could receive a jail sentence up to six months and/or a fine not more than $1,000.
Discharging a Firearm in or Upon Public Streets or Places of Public Resort
If you have been charged with discharging a firearm in or at a public street, you can potentially face a misdemeanor conviction under Nev. Rev. Stat. §202.280. A person may not maliciously, deliberately, without motive, unprovoked or negligently discharge any kind of pistol, gun or firearm on a public street. The list of prohibited locations also includes any thoroughfare, theater, hall, store, hotel, saloon or any other place of public resort. This offense is punishable as a misdemeanor in Nevada, which can result in a jail sentence up to six months and/or a fine not more than $1,000.
Discharging Firearm at or Into a Structure, Vehicle, Aircraft or Watercraft
Under Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.285 a person who discharges a firearm into a structure such as a house, room, apartment, aircraft, vehicle or watercraft willfully or maliciously could be found guilty of a misdemeanor if the structure was abandoned. This offense is punishable by not more than six months in jail and/or a fine not in excess of $1,000.
According to this statute, an individual could be charged with a category B felony if the structure is occupied. An individual convicted of this offense could receive one to six years in prison and/or a fine up to $5,000.
Discharging a Firearm Within or From a Structure or Vehicle
If an individual discharges a gun or firearm inside, on top of, or underneath a structure such as a building or a vehicle in a malicious, unprovoked, or deliberate manner in an unpopulated area in Nevada, they could be charged with a misdemeanor offense under Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.287. This offense is punishable by a jail sentence up to six months and/or a fine up to $1,000.
According to this statute, if an individual discharges a gun or firearm from inside, on top of, or underneath a structure such as a building or a vehicle in a malicious, unprovoked, or deliberate manner in a populated area in Nevada, they can be charged with a category B felony. A category B felony is punishable by a prison sentence ranging from two to fifteen years and/or a fine not more than $5,000.
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Nevada Defense Attorney for Improper Exhibition of a Weapon
If you are facing improper exhibition of firearm charges, it's important to carefully consider your defense options with an experienced attorney. Joel M. Mann is an experienced Las Vegas gun crimes attorney who represents individuals throughout Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite, Sunrise Manor, Enterprise, and Whitney.
Let Joel M. Mann defend your constitutional rights and help you achieve a positive resolution. Contact the Law Office of Joel M. Mann at (702) 474-6266 to learn more.