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Police Not Pursuing Battery Charges against Dennis Rodman for Allegedly Shoving a Bar Patron

An Ohio man filed a police report claiming that Dennis Rodman committed a battery against him in a local bar. The patron claimed that he approached Rodman and was joking around with him. The man asked Rodman what he was doing in town and whether he was there to "check up on LeBron." He said that Rodman flipped out and pushed him. Police are not pursuing a criminal case, citing lack of evidence.

In Nevada, Battery is considered a violent crime and defined as: "any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another." NRS 200.481. A standard battery charge is a misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to six (6) months in jail and a $1,000.00 fine. Battery charges can be made more serious if the battery is on a protected person such as a romantic partner, family member, police officer, school employee, taxi driver or health care provider. The seriousness of a battery charge can also be elevated if the battery is committed by strangulation or with a deadly weapon, or if it results in substantial bodily harm. In some cases, a conviction for Battery can also form the basis for a civil lawsuit for money damages for personal injury and mental suffering arising from the offense.

If you or someone you know has been charged with any form of Battery, it is important that you contact a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney right away. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case and identifying appropriate defenses. The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney can help you by developing the most aggressive trial strategy possible to protect your freedom and your financial interest.