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What Is Battery?

In general, battery is the unauthorized use of force against a victim. The term “unauthorized” means the victim did not give permission to be hit or suffer offensive contact. Nonconsensual and without consent are other terms used in place of the term unauthorized, particularly in the context of the crime of battery. In Nevada, battery is the nonconsensual, willful, and unlawful violence or use of force against a victim.

What Are Aggravating Factors for Battery in Nevada?

An aggravating factor is something that is present at the time that a crime is committed that makes the crime worse than what it originally would be if that factor were not a part of the crime. There are a number of aggravating factors that elevate battery from a misdemeanor to a felony, including:

What Is Battery with Intent to Commit a Crime in Nevada?

Intent to commit a crime is another aggravating factor that can impact a battery charge. Battery with intent to commit a crime is the non-consensual harmful contact on a victim who had the intent to engage in further criminal activity. The crime that the perpetrator intends to commit is a felony, such as:

What Is the Punishment for Battery with the Intent to Commit Another Crime?

If the perpetrator intended to commit grand larceny, mayhem, or robbery, then the punishment that they face is:

If there was an intent to commit sexual assault and the victim was harmed by strangulation or suffered substantial bodily harm, then the punishment is:

If the perpetrator possessed an intent to commit sexual assault and there was no substantial bodily harm, then the punishment is:

If there was an intent to kill, the punishment is two to 20 years in prison.

Do I Need a Lawyer?

It is difficult enough to defend yourself against a battery charge. If you are accused of possessing an intent to commit another crime, then you will be facing a felony charge. Contact a Nevada lawyer immediately to learn about your legal rights and defenses. 

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Last Modified: 10-19-2016 03:32 PM PDT

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