If you are accused of criminal assault or battery, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect you in court. A conviction on the charge can be a stain on your record that can follow you around and make life more difficult. At Miley Law Firm P.C., I am experienced at challenging the state’s evidence and I do my utmost to achieve a disposition of charges favorable to my clients.
Assault and battery are often lumped together in people’s minds, but they are actually separate crimes. Assault is an attempt to cause physical injury to another person or an intentional act that causes the other person to fear that you will engage in violence. Battery is the intentional infliction of physical violence against a person. To put it simply, if you throw a punch, swing a bat or fire a gun at a person, you have committed an assault. If you actually punch, hit or shoot that person, you have committed a battery.
There are several types of assault and battery that differ in how they are punished. They may be classified as or felonies or misdemeanors. The more serious types and their penalties are as follows:
I offer robust criminal defense in all types of assault and battery cases and always explore ways to reduce charges, mitigate sentences and avoid jail time.
No matter what type of assault or battery charges you face, you need skillful representation to increase your prospects for just treatment in the courts. As your counsel, I scrutinize the evidence, challenge the prosecution’s version of events and investigate the police work in your case, searching for grounds to raise doubt about the assault and battery charges. I assert all possible defenses, such as:
I also challenge the competence and testimony of prosecution witnesses. This careful work can lead to dismissal of your case, acquittal by the jury or ability to plead down the charges and thereby reduce your sentence.
The Miley Law Firm, P.C. represents Nevada defendants in assault and battery cases. Please call 702-942-0600 or contact me online to make an appointment for a meeting at my Las Vegas office.