Assault With a Deadly Weapon
In Nevada, this is defined as using a gun, knife or lethal object to place a person in reasonable or immediate bodily harm.
Penalties for this crime include a category B felony, punishable by one to six years in prison and/or a fine up to $5,000. It is possible for this charge to get brought down to a simple battery, which will result in a misdemeanor charge, by taking a plea bargain.
A person doesn’t need to have used the weapon to cause harm; even having the weapon in reach can qualify as an assault with a deadly weapon. Since assault is an intent crime in Nevada, the defendant can only be convicted if he/she intends to cause someone else to feel apprehension of being battered.
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