New York Rangers hockey star Sean Avery was recently arrested for Battery
on a Police Officer. Police responded to a noise complaint at Avery's
home in the Hollywood Hills in California, and were met by an enraged
Avery. Avery called them "fat little pigs" and challenged the
officers to "come back without their badges." Avery shoved one
of the officers, slammed the door on the officers and refused to let them
in. When police threatened to break the door down, Avery let them in and
was subsequently arrested.
In Nevada, Battery is considered a
Violent Crime and is defined as: "any willful and unlawful use of force or violence
upon the person of another." NRS 200.481. Most battery offenses are
misdemeanors, meaning they are punishable by up to six (6) months in City
or County jail. Some battery offenses are made even more serious based
upon the type of person who was battered. For instance, a battery is more
serious if the victim was over sixty (60) years old, a school employee
or taxicab driver.
A battery against a person with whom you have a child in common, a dating
relationship or to whom you are related by blood or marriage is considered
Battery Domestic Violence. Battery Domestic Violence is a misdemeanor, but it has substantial additional
requirements in addition to simple battery punishments. Battery on a Police
Officer is also one of those offenses that is more serious due to the
type of person who was battered. Battery on a police officer is a gross
misdemeanor, which means it is punishable by up to one year in jail and
a $2,000.00 fine.
If you or someone you know has been charged with Battery on a Police Officer,
or any other type of battery or violent crime, it is important that you
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney right away. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer can assist you in analyzing
the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and providing
you with the most aggressive defense strategy possible.