In most situations battery is defined as: "the use of physical force with the intent of harming another individual." For an action to be considered battery, the harm must have been intentional, although there does not need to be any sign of a physical injury to be considered battery. Therefore, if you attempted to harm a person, and did not cause any bodily injury, you may be charged with battery. In addition to physical battery, there are other types of battery which include emotional abuse, verbal abuse, and financial abuse. If you are facing a battery charge in Las Vegas, you should contact an aggressive Nevada battery defense lawyer immediately for a free consultation.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, battery may be an "aggravated felony," which means that aliens convicted of it may be removed from the U.S. Learn more about deportable offenses in Nevada here, and you're invited to call our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) to schedule a free consultation. We may be able to plead your case down to a non-deportable offense.
To learn about California battery law, go to our information page on California battery law.