Las Vegas Assault Defense Lawyer
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An assault charge can derail a person’s life in the blink of an eye.
If convicted, a person can face a lengthy prison sentence, expensive fines,
and serious damage to one’s reputation. If you have been charged
with any form of assault, it is vital you contact a skilled Las Vegas
violent crime lawyer from the
Law Office of David R. Fischer as soon as possible to protect your future.
Having earned a “Superb” Avvo Rating and a recognition by the
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for our top-notch advocacy,
we have defended countless clients against a variety of criminal charges
and can provide the aggressive defense you need during this difficult
time. As shown by our collection of positive
client testimonials, we are equipped with the knowledge and skills to maximize your chances
of securing a favorable outcome for your situation.
Call (702) 866-9864 today to discuss your charges with a knowledgeable
An Overview of Assault Charges in NV
While people regularly use the term “assault and battery” to
describe the same criminal offense, they are actually two separate crimes.
Nevada law defines assault as the act of intentionally making another
person believe they are about to be physically harmed, while battery is
the act of intentionally inflicting physical harm to another person through
the use of unlawful force. Under these definitions, a person does not
have to actually cause harm to another person in order to be charged with
a crime. For all intents and purposes, assault is treated as attempted
battery. Depending on the circumstances, assault charges can range anywhere
from a misdemeanor offense to a Category B felony.
There are several different types of assault charges, including:
The exact crime that a person will be charged with will depend on a number
of different factors, including whether or not a weapon was used, whether
or not the victim was a member of a protected class, and the extent of
the victim’s injuries. A conviction of simple misdemeanor assault
can bring a relatively minor six months in jail and fines up to $1,000,
while felony assault can carry as much as six years in prison and up to
$5,000 in fines.
Retain a Top-Rated Defense Today
Regardless of the specific type, all forms of assault are serious offenses
and must be handled by a powerful defense team to minimize one’s
chances of conviction. If you have been accused of assault, a knowledgeable
criminal defense lawyer from the Law Office of David R. Fischer can provide a zealous defense
of your freedom and advocate for a reduction or dismissal of your charges
on your behalf. We can use our extensive legal expertise to challenge
the prosecution’s claims and provide the unshakable support you
need. Protecting your wellbeing is of utmost importance, and we are dedicated
to ensuring no stone is left unturned in your defense.
Schedule a complimentary consultation today to get started towards building your defense.