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Accused of Aggravated Assault? Get Legal Help in Las Vegas

If you have been arrested on assault charges, the first step you should take is to speak with a Las Vegas assault attorney from our legal team. The Brown Law Offices is dedicated to defending your rights if you were accused of a crime you did not commit or were treated unfairly by the justice system. With a former chief prosecutor on our team, you can be confident that we have the skill and experience necessary to get your charged reduced or dropped.

According to NRS 200.471, assault is:
"Unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another person or intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm."

If the assault was not against an employee of the state or government and there was no use of a deadly weapon, it will be charged as a misdemeanor. The penalties for assault with a deadly weapon or against a government employee includes: one to six years in state prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

It is important to remember that there is a difference between assault and battery. Battery is defined as the "willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another." So assault is the threat of violence and battery is the actual carrying out of these threats.

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As assault could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, having a strong legal representative on your side could make all the difference in your case. The Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys from our firm are dedicated to providing our clients with aggressive defense. Do not risk your future or freedom by failing to retain the services of our firm.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the legal consequences of aggravated assault in Las Vegas?

In Las Vegas, the consequences of aggravated assault can be severe, including a potential sentence of one to six years in state prison and fines up to $5,000. The exact penalties may vary depending on whether a deadly weapon was used or if the victim was a government employee. It's crucial to have a knowledgeable Las Vegas lawyer to navigate the complexities of your charges and work towards a favorable outcome.

How does Nevada law define assault?

Under Nevada Revised Statutes (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. This definition is crucial in understanding the charges one may face and underscores the importance of having a Las Vegas attorney who is familiar with the nuances of Nevada law.

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