Nevada Violent Crimes Lawyer: Defending Your Rights and Freedom

Violent crime charges in Nevada carry severe penalties and can have life-altering consequences for the accused. This is why it is crucial to have an experienced and dedicated Nevada violent crimes lawyer on your side to fight for your rights and freedom.

If you or a loved one is facing charges related to assault, battery, robbery, or other violent crimes, you need an attorney who will take the time to understand your case and build a strong defense. With decades of experience in Nevada criminal law, our attorneys have the knowledge and skill necessary to protect your rights. Reach out to our team to set up a free initial consultation and explore your options.

We understand how serious these charges are, so we will fight aggressively to protect your rights and freedom. Our legal team has an impressive track record of success in cases involving assault, battery, robbery, and other violent crimes in Nevada.

Call our office today at (702) 333-3333!

Need of a Lawyer to Fight a Violent Crimes Charge?

At The Defenders, we take pride in providing personalized legal services tailored to meet each client’s unique needs. We know that facing criminal charges for violent crimes can be both frightening and confusing. You don’t have to go through this alone—our experienced defense attorneys will provide the guidance and support needed to navigate the complexities of criminal law.

Understanding Violent Crimes in Nevada

Violent crimes are acts that involve the use or threat of physical force against another person. They are considered the most harmful to victims and often result in severe penalties for those found guilty.

Nevada laws have been written to define what may be considered a violent crime, and being convicted or even arrested for a violent crime can have long-lasting impacts on not only your freedom but your life as well.

A conviction for a violent crime can lead to the loss of essential civil rights, such as:

  • Immigration status
  • Right to own a gun
  • Right to vote

It is important to understand all your legal rights as you proceed through the criminal justice system so that you can make informed decisions about your future.

The Defenders are here to provide you with the legal support and advice necessary to ensure that you receive a fair trial and the potential for reduced penalties based on mitigating circumstances. We understand the complexity of violent crime charges, so get in touch today to learn more about how we can help you make sure that justice is served.

Different Types of Violent Crimes and Their Penalties

Murder and Homicide

When it comes to violent crimes, murder is probably the most significant crime anyone can be accused of. The punishments for murder if convicted are the most severe, and can literally cost you your life, whether you are sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty. Murder charges are a serious matter and require the unequaled legal skill of a highly experienced, knowledgeable criminal attorney.

There are four different types of homicide that vary based on the circumstances of the case and the act the killer performs.

First Degree Murder

First-degree murder is the most severe form of homicide, involving a premeditated and deliberate act of killing with malicious intent. This Category A Felony is punishable by death or life in prison, with parole being a possibility depending on the case’s aggravating factors.

Example: A person carefully plans and executes the murder of their business partner to gain full control of their company.

Felony Murder

Felony murder occurs when a defendant kills someone while committing another felony, like rape or kidnapping. In this case, the murder doesn’t have to be pre-planned or intentional. This type of murder is also considered a Category A Felony.

Example: During a bank robbery, one of the robbers unintentionally shoots and kills a bank teller.

Second Degree Murder

Second-degree murder is a step down from first-degree murder, but it’s still a grave offense. It involves an intentional killing without premeditation or an act of extreme recklessness that results in death. This category A Felony is punishable by 25 years to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 10 years served.

Example: A person, in a fit of rage, fatally stabs their neighbor during an argument over a property dispute.

Attempted Murder

Attempted murder doesn’t require the victim’s death. Instead, the prosecutor must prove that the defendant intended to kill someone and made preparations to do so. This Category B Felony carries a prison sentence of 2-20 years.

Example: A person, intending to kill their ex-spouse, purchases a gun and waits outside the ex-spouse’s home but is apprehended by the police before carrying out the act.

What’s the Difference Between Murder and Homicide?

Homicide is a general term that refers to the act of killing another person, whether intentional or unintentional. Homicide can be legal (or justifiable) or illegal depending on the circumstances. For example, acts of self-defense may be considered legal or justifiable homicides.

On the other hand, murder is a specific type of illegal homicide. It involves the intentional and unlawful killing of another person with malice.

Our dedicated attorneys at The Defenders recognize that murder charges often stem from unique situations and unforeseen circumstances. We understand that many individuals facing such accusations are ordinary people, leading regular lives, with families, jobs, or pursuing education.

In some cases, murder can be a tragic mistake, an accident, or an unintended outcome. Regardless of the specific details surrounding your case, we firmly believe that you deserve a relentless and robust defense.

The Defenders—Violent Crime Lawyers

If you are arrested and charged with murder, remember that you have the right to speak to your legal counsel first. The Defenders can meet with you to discuss the charges against you and inform you of all of your legal options before you say or do anything.

Don’t allow yourself to be intimidated by law enforcement, or assume that there is enough evidence to convict you of murder beyond the shadow of a doubt. You do not have to speak to anyone, and you are not required to give out any information. Speak to your lawyer first!

Manslaughter Charges

Manslaughter is defined as the unlawful killing of another person without malice and is punished severely in the State of Nevada. Manslaughter happens when a killing was not premeditated – if there was intent to harm or kill the victim, it may be charged as murder.

There are different types of manslaughter, including voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, and vehicular manslaughter. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the crime, if you are convicted of manslaughter, you will face harsh penalties that will have lasting consequences on your life.

For a manslaughter to be considered voluntary, it is defined as “a serious and highly provoking injury inflicted upon the person killing, sufficient to excite an irresistible passion in a reasonable person, or an attempt by the person killed to commit a serious personal injury on the person killing.”

The penalties you are facing in regards to voluntary manslaughter is:

  • Category B Felony
  • Minimum of 1 year in prison, with the maximum sentence of 10 years
  • Fines up to $10,000

Involuntary manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human without the intent to kill them. This results from reckless or criminal negligence and is most commonly found in the case of a DUI that lead to the death of an individual or individuals.

The penalties you are facing in regards to involuntary manslaughter is:

  • Category D Felony that can result in 1-4 years in prison
  • Fines up to $5,000

Vehicular manslaughter occurs when the killing involves a vehicle of some kind, but this is most often a car. There does not have to be drugs or alcohol involved for this charge, but drug and alcohol involvement is common in relation to a vehicular manslaughter.

The penalties you are facing in regards to vehicular manslaughter is:

  • 1 year license suspension
  • $1,000 fine
  • Up to 6 months is jail

Most manslaughter charges are due to an accident of some kind, and being responsible for the death of another person can be a very upsetting and frightening experience.

The Defenders are a group of compassionate, understanding criminal attorneys who will provide you support and sound legal advice in your time of need. We believe that everyone deserves a solid defense, and we will work hard to defend your case aggressively. Contact our team here for a free case evaluation.

Assault and Battery

Assault is making a person fear an unwanted touch, such as a battery, even if no touch ever results. Battery, on the other hand, is an intentional and forceful, but unwanted, touching of another person. It does not need to result in a physical injury, and a weapon need not be used to support the charge. Penalties for assault and battery charges can range from probation to imprisonment, depending on the severity of the crime.


Kidnapping is the act of taking an individual from one location to another without their consent or against their will. In Nevada, kidnapping can be classified into different degrees, with penalties ranging from five years to life in prison.


Robbery involves the use of force or intimidation to take someone else’s property. If weapons are used, such as guns or knives, the robbery charge can be elevated to an aggravated robbery or an armed robbery. In Nevada, robbery is considered a Category B felony and is punishable by imprisonment for 2 to 15 years, depending on the aggravating and mitigating circumstances.


Arson is the intentional burning of a structure, vehicle, or agricultural product. Penalties for arson in Nevada vary based on the severity of the crime and the damage caused.

What’s the Difference Between Robbery and Burglary?

Although sometimes used interchangeably, robbery and burglary are fundamentally different crimes. Robbery constitutes an act of violence where something of value is taken from a person directly. On the other hand, burglary constitutes a property crime whereby a person enters a building or dwelling unlawfully with the intent to commit a crime. Think of an armed bank robbery versus a break-in to a house.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is vehicle manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter the same thing?

No, they aren’t. Vehicular manslaughter is when someone causes an unintentional death caused by a vehicle. It does not mean the driver of the car was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Vehicular manslaughter is considered a misdemeanor offense due to the fact that the accident was caused simply because of negligence, a simple mistake, and lack of attention.

The Defenders handle a wide range of violent crimes, including but not limited to murder, manslaughter, assault and battery, kidnapping, robbery, and arson. Our legal team has the expertise and experience to provide top-notch representation for clients facing these serious charges.

Violent crime charges carry severe penalties and life-altering consequences. An experienced lawyer understands the complexity of these cases and can develop a strong defense strategy, aggressively advocate for your rights in court, and help you navigate the criminal justice process to achieve the best possible outcome.

The Defenders provide personalized legal services tailored to your unique needs. Our experienced team will thoroughly investigate your case, develop a strong defense strategy, aggressively advocate for your rights in court, and offer guidance and support throughout the entire process.

There are numerous defenses can be utilized to fight against violent crime charges in Nevada. The Defenders’ skilled legal team will meticulously examine your case and devise a customized defense strategy tailored to your unique situation. Common defenses include self-defense, defense of others, insufficient evidence, mistaken identity, and false accusations.

Are You Facing Violent Crimes Charges?  Hire The Defenders

Our experienced criminal defense lawyers are committed to providing you with the highest quality representation in order to obtain a favorable outcome. We handle all types of violent crimes cases, including assault, battery, domestic violence, armed robbery, and homicide.  No matter what the charge or circumstance, our team is here to provide you with the best legal advice and representation available. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

We’re aggressive when we need to be, compassionate when it counts, and always dedicated to your success. That’s what makes us The Defenders, a proud branch of the Richard Harris Law Firm.

We have the experience and knowledge you need to make sure you get the best judgment for your case. We are available day and night to start the process.

Why Choose Our Violent Crimes Lawyers?

Our firm is committed to providing you with the best legal representation for violent crime cases in Nevada. We have a proven track record of success, and our clients’ testimonials speak to the dedication and expertise of our legal team.

We understand the urgency of your situation and will work tirelessly to protect your rights, reputation, and future. With our team on your side, you can trust that we will:

  • Thoroughly investigate your case
  • Develop a strong defense strategy
  • Aggressively advocate for your rights in court
  • Keep you informed throughout the process

Contact our team here or call us at (702) 333-3333.

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Defend Your Rights and Freedom Today!

Facing violent crime charges in Nevada can have severe consequences and life-altering effects on the accused. Don’t leave your fate to chance – secure the best legal representation possible with our experienced and dedicated violent crimes lawyers at The Defenders. With offices in Las Vegas and Reno, our team is here to fight for your rights and freedom, providing personalized legal services tailored to your unique needs.

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