Here are the different penalties when arrested for resisting arrest in Nevada.
1. If there is no substantial harm, the crime is a gross misdemeanor in Clark County, and the defendant will have up to 364 days in jail and/or up to a $2,000 fine.
2. If there is physical harm inflicted on the officer, the charge is a category B felony for battering an officer, and there is 2-10 years in prison and/or up to a $10,000 fine.
3. If the assault is committed by a parolee or someone on probation with no deadly weapon, the charge is a category B felony with 1- 4years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine. Use of a deadly weapon changes the charge.
There are defenses such as lack of intent and self-defense. If you need a criminal defense attorney, please call the team at Potter Law Firm for a free consultation.