Assault & Battery Lawyer in Las Vegas
What is assault & battery?
Per Nevada law, assault entails purposefully making someone believe they are in danger of intentional and imminent physical harm. Battery is actually carrying out actions to intentionally cause physical harm. These actions do not necessarily need to result in injury for an assault or battery charge to be filed. Depending on the specifics of what took place, the crime may be considered a misdemeanor or a
felony. Penalties can include community service, fines and jail time. In more serious cases, a prison sentence of up to 10 years may result. With your name, record and future at stake, it is vital you obtain the help of a qualified
Las Vegas criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Legal Representation & Your Defense
At Okabe & Haushalter, our invaluable familiarity with assault & battery cases means there is much we can do to attempt to achieve a positive outcome for your case. Firstly, we will review your entire case, including the prosecution's evidence against you, and work from there to outline a strategic course of action. We will conduct our own thorough investigation, which may include interviewing witnesses and law enforcement personnel. Our efforts will be to locate facts or evidences which may be used in your defense.
Convictions for assault or battery depend on establishing certain factors, without which the prosecution cannot prove guilt. For assault, the intent of the accused must be proven, along with the awareness of the alleged victim that the assault was occurring. This means that if threats are made without a victim being affected by them, for example because they are communicated only to others or made only while one is asleep or unconscious, assault has not occurred. Similarly, battery requires intent be proven along with the use of force which is actually unlawful. We will attempt to cast at least a reasonable doubt upon these factors and so protect your freedom.
Contact a Las Vegas assault & battery lawyer
for help defending your freedom is you have been charged with assault & battery.