Assault and Battery Charges
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer
Although often used interchangeably or used together to describe one offense,
assault and battery are actually two separate crimes in Nevada. While
assault is defined as the attempt or threat of bodily harm, battery is
carrying out this attempt or threat. The severity of assault and battery
charges will vary depending on the extent of injury, whether a weapon
was used, and the circumstances of the offense, a person accused of assault
and/or battery may face misdemeanor or felony charges.
Are you facing assault or battery charges, or both? As a Las Vegas criminal
defense attorney, I can offer you the information and guidance you need
to fight these charges. I represent clients throughout Las Vegas and offer
a free consultation to help you get started. By contacting my firm, you
can speak with me about what you've experienced and can get information
that is applicable to your unique situation. I'll be happy to take
the time to really help you and address your concerns.
In handling cases involving assault and battery in the Las Vegas area,
I take care to fully evaluate the matter and determine the best approach.
For example, I may be able to argue that contact was unintentional, or
that you acted in self-defense or in defense of others. These are typically
the most common defenses to assault and battery, but I may also explore
other options that may entirely disprove that the act occurred at all,
that the witness's testimony cannot be trusted, or that the alleged
victim invented the event for reasons of jealousy, anger, or revenge.
The defense strategy that may apply to your unique case may vary.
Contact our Las Vegas criminal defense attorney!
As a former prosecuting attorney, I have the benefit of understanding the
other side of criminal cases. 6 years as a Deputy District Attorney and
10 years thus far in private practice as a criminal defense lawyer have
allowed me to help my client in the face of serious assault and battery charges.