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    Nevada's Battery Defense Attorneys - NRS 200.481

Battery is a serious crime in Nevada, and if you are convicted of this crime you can suffer severe penalties.  If you are not a United States citizen, you may be facing deportation or removal if you are charged with battery.  If you are ever charged with battery, you need representation by counsel who understands Nevada's battery laws.  Attorneys Paul J. Adras and Steven M. Altig have extensive experience in defending people accused of either misdemeanor or felony battery.

Battery is considered to be a misdemeanor in certain circumstances.  However, and depending on the circumstances of the case, you can actually be charged with felony battery.  Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 200.481.1(a), battery is the willful and unlawful use of force of violence upon another.

If you are accused of committing a battery, if the battery is not committed with the use of a deadly weapon, and if no substantial bodily harm to the victim results, you are at risk of being convicted of misdemeanor battery.  If you are convicted of misdemeanor battery in Nevada, you can be sentenced to up to 180 days in jail, up to a $1,000.00 fine, and possibly court-ordered counseling.

If the battery is not committed with a deadly weapon, but substantial bodily harm results, or if you are accused of battery by strangulation, you are at risk of being convicted of Category C felony battery in Nevada.  The penalty ranges from one to five years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine. 

Also, if the battery is committed upon an officer, provider of health care, school employee, taxicab driver or transit operator who was performing his or her duty or upon a sports official based on the performance of his or her duties at a sporting event, and the person suffers substantial bodily harm, or if the battery is committed by strangulation, then you are at risk of being convicted of a Category B felony in Nevada.  The penalty ranges from two to ten years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine.

If the battery is committed with the use of a deadly weapon, and no substantial bodily harm results, you are at risk of a Category B felony conviction.  The penalty ranges from two to ten years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine.  However, if substantial bodily harm results, or you are accused of committing a battery by strangulation, you may be facing a conviction for a Category B felony in Nevada.  The penalty ranges from two to fifteen years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine.

If you are charged with battery of any of the above types in Las Vegas and in Nevada, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal law lawyer in Las Vegas and in Nevada.  As seasoned Las Vegas criminal law lawyers, we have the experience you need in order to fight for your freedom.  Don't delay in contacting Las Vegas criminal law lawyer Paul J. Adras, Esq. and Las Vegas criminal law lawyer Steven M. Altig, Esq. if you are charged with this offense in Nevada.  We will counsel you regarding immediate steps you can take to protect your rights and your freedom.

If you need a Las Vegas criminal law lawyer then call us today.  Paul J. Adras, Esq. is an experienced and aggressive Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer.  Steven M. Altig, Esq. is also an experienced and aggressive Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer.  Adras & Altig are Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers, North Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers, Henderson criminal defense lawyers, Boulder City criminal defense lawyers, Moapa Valley criminal defense lawyers, Goodsprings criminal defense lawyers, Searchlight criminal defense lawyers, Laughlin criminal defense lawyers, Pahrump criminal defense lawyers, Tonopah criminal defense lawyers, and criminal defense lawyers in many other cities in Southern and Northern Nevada.  If you've been charged with any crime then you need to get experienced and aggressive legal representation.  You need to hire Adras & Altig, Attorneys at Law.

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