Assault & Battery Attorneys in Lincoln, NE
If you have been arrested for assault and/or battery, you need to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An assault or battery charge can have serious and lasting consequences on your life, including possible jail time and a permanent criminal record. At Glasz Law, our Lincoln assault & battery attorneys have the experience, skills, and resources to aggressively defend you against these charges.
What Is Assault & Battery?
Assault and battery are related but separate crimes that involve the threat of violence or force against another person. The difference between assault and battery is that an assault is an attempt to use force or violence on another person, while a battery is the actual use of force or violence against another person.
Assault and battery charges can be filed for a variety of actions, including:
- Pushing or shoving someone
- Slapping someone
- Kicking someone
- Striking someone with an object
- Punching someone
- Threatening to hurt someone
- Pulling someone's hair
- Spitting on someone
- Shooting a gun at someone
- Stalking someone
Assault and battery are both misdemeanor crimes in Nebraska. However, they are charged as felonies when the offender has a prior conviction for a violent crime or domestic assault. If convicted, you may be sentenced to jail time, probation, fines, and court-ordered treatment.
Penalties for Assault & Battery in Nebraska
The penalties for an assault or battery conviction in Nebraska depend on the circumstances of the crime and the offender's prior convictions. For example, a misdemeanor battery conviction can result in up to 6 months in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. A misdemeanor assault conviction can result in up to 90 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.
A second or subsequent conviction for battery or assault can result in harsher penalties, including mandatory jail time and fines. For example, a second conviction for battery can result in up to 1 year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine. A second conviction for assault can result in up to 1 year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.
Why You Need a Skilled Assault & Battery Attorney
An assault or battery conviction can have serious consequences for your life and future. You may be required to register as a violent offender, which can make it difficult to find employment, housing, and educational opportunities. You may also be denied a professional license or certificate, and you may be ineligible for public housing or federal student aid.
Even if you have been charged with assault or battery, you may be able to avoid a conviction if you have a skilled attorney on your side. Our Lincoln assault & battery attorneys have the experience and resources to aggressively defend you against these charges. We may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped, and we can help you fight for a favorable outcome in your case.
Contact Glasz Law today at (402) 624-4637 for a case review.
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