Violent Crime Attorney in Las Vegas
Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer Representing Clients in North Las Vegas and Henderson
Violent crimes such as assault, robbery, and kidnapping are serious offenses that can lead to a multitude of punishments. Often times, exaggerated accusations from an alleged victim are enough to have you arrested for an offense. Fortunately, being accused and arrested for allegations of a violent crime doesn’t automatically mean you will be convicted of the charges. A qualified Las Vegas violent crimes defense attorney can give you the best chances of avoiding time behind bars and a criminal conviction.
If you are facing charges for allegedly committing a violent crime in Henderson, Las Vegas, Paradise, Clark County, or the surrounding areas, Pariente Law Firm, P.C. can help. Attorney Michael Pariente is a former prosecutor who now serves the Las Vegas community as a devoted criminal defense lawyer.
Pariente Law Firm, P.C. provides quality legal representation for individuals who are facing criminal charges for violent offenses in Las Vegas. Michael Pariente will work around the clock and keep you informed throughout the legal process.
To request your initial consultation, contact our firm today by calling (702) 466-1871 or contacting us online.
Potential Violent Crime Charges
In Nevada, a wide variety of crimes can be classified as violent crimes.
Examples of these crimes include:
Definition of Assault in Las Vegas
According to NRS § 200.471, an individual can be charged with assault if he or she threatens or attempts to use physical force against another person. This offense is different from battery because you do not actually have to carry out the threat to be charged with an offense.
Assault is usually considered a misdemeanor offense that is punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. If the offender used a deadly weapon to commit the crime, he or she can be charged with aggravated assault, a class B felony, and sentenced to up to six years in prison, and/or up to a $5,000 fine.
What Is Battery?
Battery is defined under NRS § 200.481 as willfully and intentionally using force or violence against another person in an unlawful manner. In order to be charged with battery, an individual must actually make physical contact with the alleged victim.
If an individual is convicted of battery, he or she can be charged with a misdemeanor, and sentenced to up to six months in jail, and/or up to a $1,000 fine. If the battery resulted in substantial bodily harm to the alleged victim, the offender can be convicted of a class C felony and sentenced to up to five years in prison, and/or a maximum of $10,000 in fines.
If a deadly weapon was used during the commission of a battery, the offender can be charged with a class B felony and sentenced to between two and 10 years behind bars, and/or a fine of up to $10,000 fine. If a deadly weapon was used and it led to substantial injury, the offender can face between two and 15 years in prison, and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
Prosecutors must prove each of these elements to convict, and your defense lawyer can call their evidence into question. Failure to prove any element could lead to a reduction of charges or dismissal.
What Are Robbery Charges?
Robbery is defined by NRS § 200.380 as forcefully (or by threat of force or violence) taking the property of another person, against his or her will, while the victim is present. This offense is considered a class B felony and is punishable by between two and 15 years in prison.
If a deadly weapon is used during the commission of the offense, the individual can be charged with armed robbery, and can have an additional one to 15 years added to their sentence.
Kidnapping According to Nevada Law
According to NRS § 200.310, anyone who knowingly and intentionally confines, takes, entices, abducts, or conceals a person with the intent of holding, extorting, detaining, sexually assaulting, robbing, harming, killing, or otherwise harming the person against his or her will, is guilty of kidnapping.
The penalties for kidnapping in Las Vegas depend on the circumstances surrounding the offense. If an individual kidnaps a victim for the purposes of harming, killing, sexually assaulting, robbing or extorting them, he or she can be charged with first degree kidnapping, a category A felony, and sentenced to five years to life in prison.
If an individual kidnaps someone with an intent that is not mentioned under first degree kidnapping, he or she can be charged with second degree kidnapping, a category B felony, and sentenced to between two to 15 years in prison, and/or up to $15,000 in fines.
If an individual who has custodial rights over a child kidnaps their own child, he or she can be charged with a category D felony. This is punishable by one to four years in prison, and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
Contact a Quality Defense Attorney Today
If you have been charged with a violent crime in Paradise, Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, or the surrounding areas, contact Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today at (702) 945-0595. Michael Pariente is a skilled defense attorney, who, as a former prosecutor, has knowledge of how prosecutors think. He will use his knowledge and experience to fight to weaken the prosecution’s case against you.
Pariente Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to serving clients like you. We pride ourselves on providing quality defense options for every client.
Give us a call at (702) 466-1871 or complete our online form today to ensure that your defense is in good hands.