Felony Assault Charges in NV

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In the state of Nevada, assault is defined as an intentional attempt to cause unlawful physical injury to another person. While basic assault is charged as a misdemeanor, certain aggravating factors such as the use of a weapon or assaulting a member of a protected class can escalate these charges to felony status and greatly increase the potential consequences. If you are facing charges of felony assault, it is urgent you retain powerful legal representation as soon as possible to protect your future and freedom. At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, our Las Vegas criminal defense attorney can provide a zealous defense against your charges and greatly improve your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation.

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When Is Assault a Felony?

Assault charges can escalate from misdemeanor to felony under a number of different circumstances. A defendant can be charged with felony assault if the assault in question involved the use deadly weapon, was against a member of a protected class, or was committed by a prisoner, parolee, or probationer. A conviction of Category B felony assault and can carry up to six years in prison and fines up to $5,000. No physical contact is required in order for a defendant to be convicted of felony assault.

Penalties can increase by one to twenty years if a victim was targeted by the defendant due to any sort of protected characteristic, such as:

  • Race
  • Sexual orientation
  • Religion
  • Gender

A defendant can also be charged with felony battery if a victim was actually injured as a result of felony assault. Battery with a deadly weapon, for example, can be charged alongside assault with a deadly weapon and carry and additional 10 year prison sentence. Since these situations can easily snowball, it is imperative you contact a criminal defense attorney right away if you should ever face any form of felony assault.

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Your future is far too important to be left to chance. At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, our knowledgeable Las Vegas assault lawyers can provide the high-caliber representation you need to minimize your chances of facing these stiff consequences. Upon a detailed examination of the facts of your case, we can craft a custom-tailored strategy that challenges the prosecution’s claims and maximizes your chances of securing a reduction or dismissal of your charges. No matter how complex your situation may be, we are prepared to do everything within our power to help you get through this difficult time.

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