Have You Been Charged With Battery In Las Vegas?
Battery is the intention of harming another person physically with the use of force. The key is that the harm was intentional and even if your intention was to harm person, but it didn’t cause physical or bodily injury, then you may still face battery charges. Apart from battery of a physical nature, other types exist such as emotional abuse, financial abuse, and verbal abuse. If you've been charged with battery in Las Vegas, then it is advised that you contact a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney that specializes in battery defense.
Being charged with battery is a serious offense because the case may be classified as an aggravated felony. In Las Vegas battery is considered a violent crime and sometimes just the pushing or pulling of another person's arm may be considered battery. Battery against police officers or any type of emergency personnel, in Las Vegas, is very often considered a felony.
The interfering with another person's arrest or resisting your own arrest is also considered a crime in Las Vegas and in the state of Nevada. If you're ever being arrested, then it's best to just submit to the law enforcement officer, and keep quiet until the case is resolved in a court of law.
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There are several types of battery charges in Las Vegas including battery with a deadly weapon, battery with substantial bodily harm, and battery constituting domestic violence. If the battery that you're charged with is battery with a deadly weapon and you are found guilty, then it doesn’t matter whether the victim suffered substantial harm. This crime is considered a category B felony and the penalties include prison time for not less than two years and up to 15 years, and there may be a fine imposed of up to $10,000.