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  • Nevada's Assault Laws Explained Assault is covered under Nevada Revised Statutes 200.471 and 200.481. Assault does not necessarily have to involve physical violence, as even attempting to use force against someone is enough to qualify. Hence, battery charges are sometimes brought as the same time as assault charges are because they are actually two difference acts.The crime of assault is made more severe whenever it involves the use of a deadly weapon. The law also provides for more serious punishment for someone who assaults a health care worker, school employee, taxi driver, or sports official while in their official capacity. Assault can be either a Category B or Category D felony, depending on the circumstances. It is punishable by up

    Jun 17,
  • What Is the Difference Between Assault and Battery?  Most people don't understand how assault and battery are defined, nor the differences between the charges. The two crimes fall under different sections of the Nevada Revised Code. Assault is dealt with under NRS 200.471, while battery falls under NRS 200.481.Assault refers to an attempt to use violent physical force against someone else. For example, someone raising a fist to strike another individual would be charged as assault. In fact, someone in Nevada could be charged with assault just by causing another person to fear immediate bodily harm. Battery applies when physical force is actually used against another individual. For instance, battery involves not just raising a hand to strike someone, but

    Jun 14,

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