Assault With a Deadly Weapon Charges in Las Vegas
Law enforcement in Las Vegas, Nevada, does not take allegations of violent crimes lightly. No matter what the factors surrounding the actual situation may be, a person can be arrested if they are accused of acting in a violent or threatening manner towards another. The resulting consequences will be even more severe if, during the alleged offense, a deadly weapon was used or a substantial bodily injury occurs.
Not only will you be charged with a felony, you will also be looking at a much longer prison sentence and higher fines than a simple assault case. Because of the potential for this charge to turn you life upside down, taking the precautions to protect your name and freedom should be of paramount concern.
A qualified criminal defense, however, could help you find challenges to the grounds of the allegations. An attorney experienced with violent crime charges might discover holes or missteps in the investigation or criminal proceedings. With such a serious crime, a strong defense strategy could make the difference between extensive jail time and complete exoneration. Make certain that you are well-protected by working with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.
Las Vegas Assault With a Deadly Weapon Attorney
The defense of violent felony in Nevada should begin immediately following the allegation. Everything that happens, from the point the police arrive, should be looked at through a microscope. The criminal process is a very important aspect of your defense because just like anything you do or say can be used against you, anything police do and say can also be used against them.
Mistakes can be made at any point in the criminal process, every step of the procedure must be looked at closely for the defendant to get a fair shake. In reaching the proper verdict, it is the responsibility of every actor involved to do their job or assigned task correctly. If someone cuts corners or does something that could adversely affect the outcome, they are accountable for those actions. It is your lawyer’s job to seek out these discrepancies and attempt to use them to your advantage when developing a legal strategy.
Joel Mann is an experienced Las Vegas violent crimes attorney who has worked on countless assault cases with a level of success. Detail-oriented and exhaustive in his representation style, he takes pride in handling every aspect of your case, from interviewing witnesses to gathering all relevant evidence. This hands-on approach guarantees that Joel is well informed and prepared to argue on your behalf through what will likely be a difficult process.
Joel and his staff proudly represent individuals and families who are dealing with felony assault or battery allegations throughout Clark County, Nevada. This includes the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin, and Paradise, among many others. Please call (702) 474-6266 or send an online message to schedule a free and confidential consultation to go over the details of your case with Joel Mann today. Joel will immediately begin working on defending your freedom.
Felony Assault and Battery under Nevada Law
According to NRS §200.471, “Assault” is defined as unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another person or intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm.
Battery, on the other hand, is mentioned in NRS §200.481, and is defined as any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another. Another way of looking at it is that an “assault” occurs when a person is in apprehension or fear of imminent bodily contact, whereas “battery” occurs when a person is subjected to an unwanted offensive touching.
In Nevada, rather than terming the offense “aggravated assault / battery” the proper terminology is Assault / Battery with a deadly weapon OR Assault / Battery with substantial bodily harm.
An assault/battery with a deadly weapon charge means non-consensual, harmful contact with the use of a weapon (such as a gun, bat, whip or knife). As for “with substantial bodily harm,” the assault or battery must result in the loss of a limb or other type of permanent disfigurement.
Penalties for Aggravated Assault or Battery in Nevada
If an individual is charged with the crime of assault with a deadly weapon or battery, they will be looking at a category B Felony, punishable by up to 6 years in prison and/or fines of up to $5,000.
If the alleged battery with a dangerous weapon results in substantial bodily injury, the classifications is still a category B felony, but comes with a presumptive sentence of between 2 and 15 years in prison. If no deadly weapon was used, but substantial bodily harm was allegedly caused, the charge is a Category C Felony (1-5 years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines).
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Clark County Felony Battery Arrest Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been charged with felony assault or felony battery in Clark County, Nevada, please call the Law Office of Joel M. Mann today. During an initial consultation, Joel will be able to discuss, in detail, your options for defense. This will help you to make the right decision on how you want to approach this volatile and stressful situation in the most practical and productive manner possible.
Joel Mann takes a scientific and facts based strategy when looking at assault cases, taking into consideration the allegations and the details in order to develop a defense strategy that systematically refutes the accusations that cannot be proven, while also making certain that law enforcement and those involved in the criminal process are performing their jobs in the proper manner. Joel will fight to protect your individual rights and keep you from being taken advantage during a complicated and worrisome time in your life.
The stakes are too high not to do everything in your power to fight these allegations. Joel Mann understands the profound importance of defending your name against allegations of violence, and will be your biggest advocate for as long as it takes. Call (702) 474-6266 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to go over your case with Joel today.