In Nevada, assault and battery is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. Assault is defined as:
Assault becomes battery when physical contact occurs.
If the defendant did not use a deadly weapon, the assault is categorized as a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to six months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
If the victim was on duty as a police officer or is another protected class, the assault is categorized as a gross misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and up to $2,000 in fines.
If the defendant was in prison or custody or on parole or probation, the assault is a category D felony punishable by one to four years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
If the assault was committed with a deadly weapon, the defendant is charged with a category B felony punishable by one to six years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines.
All battery incidents that cause substantial bodily harm are automatically charged as a felony.
In the case of a defendant who did not use a weapon:
In the case of a defendant who used a deadly weapon:
In the case of a victim who was on duty as a police officer or is other protected class:
The charges may be reduced or dismissed if the defense attorney can show:
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