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Assault & Battery Attorney in Lyon County

Hire a Firm that Cares About Your Future

Are you facing a charge of assault or battery? It is important that you take action right away to protect your freedom and your rights. Hiring a skilled and compassionate legal advocate to represent you can greatly increase the chances of improving your outcome. At Merrill Law, we don't treat our clients like a case file. Our clients and their futures matter to us, so we do everything we can to build a strong defense strategy for their cases.

To learn more about how we can help with your case, call us at (775) 302-2624 or contact us online.

Understanding Assault & Battery Charges

Assault involves making threats to use force against another person along with an ability to inflict harm. Battery is the actual physical act of harming or trying to harm another person against their will. Being arrested for a crime like assault or battery can be scary, so it is important that you remain silent with the authorities and ask to speak with a Lyon County criminal defense lawyer. An experienced attorney can show up to explain your charges and help you navigate the legal process.

When Is Assault or Battery a Felony?

Simple assault or battery typically involves minor threats and a limited amount of injury inflicted. This is charged as a misdemeanor in most cases. Felony assault or battery or aggravated assault or battery involves harsher circumstances involving significant violence.

A few examples of felony assault or battery include:

  • Concealing one's identity while threatening violence
  • Battery resulting in permanent disfigurement
  • Assault or battery while committing another felony crime
  • Shooting another person with a gun or threatening to do so
  • Assault or battery of a police officer

Aggressive Defense for your Assault or Battery Charges

Our Lyon County assault and battery attorney has experience working in the DA's office as well as in the district court. With a thorough understanding of the other side of criminal cases, we bring a unique element to the courtroom. Our clients can rely on Merrill Law to provide them with the aggressive defense they deserve following a charge of assault or battery.

Call us now at (775) 302-2624 to speak with a member of our firm.

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