The Crime in the United States Report, released by the FBI each year, recently ranked Nevada second in the nation for the number of violent crimes. Many of those crimes are concentrated in the greater Las Vegas Metropolitan area.
According to the report, there were more than 600 crimes for every 100,000 people in the state. Many argue the numbers are misleading because the report does not take into consideration the number of tourist in each state.
Las Vegas Violent Crime Lawyer
If you were arrested for a violent crime, law enforcement treats those allegations very seriously. Nevada law provides for harsh penalties for violent crimes including:
- Assault and Battery;
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon;
- Assault on a Police Officer;
- False Imprisonment;
- Kidnapping; and
If you were charged with a violent crime in Las Vegas or any of the surrounding areas throughout Clark County, including North Las Vegas or Henderson, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Gallo Law Office. Your first consultation is free.
Assault Charges in Las Vegas
The most common violent crimes in Nevada are misdemeanor charges for assault or battery.
Under NRS 200.471, the crime of assault is defined as “unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another person; or… intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm.”
Battery Charges in Las Vegas
Under NRS 200.481, the crime of battery is defined as “any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.”
Violent Crimes in Las Vegas - Read more about violent crimes of the website for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Within the LVMPD, the Violent Crimes Section investigates allegations of assault and battery, assault with a deadly weapon, robbery, carjacking, kidnapping and homicide.
Crime Stoppers of Nevada - a non-profit organization that offers cash rewards to eligible tipsters who provide information that directly leads to a felony arrest or indictment. Crime Stoppers of Nevada assists ALL Southern Nevada Law Enforcement.
Finding A Violent Crimes Attorney in Clark County
If you were arrested for any crime of violence in Las Vegas or the surrounding areas of Clark County then contact an attorney with Gallo Law Office at (702) 385-3131. With offices located in downtown Las Vegas, James C. Gallo represents clients charged with assault, battery, robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes.