Brandishing Charges in Las Vegas Require an Aggressive Defense
If you’ve been arrested for brandishing a weapon in Nevada, you need legal representation from a firm that can fight these allegations.
Brandishing charges should not be taken lightly – a conviction can result in fines, weapons forfeiture, and even jail time.
At The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm, our Las Vegas defense attorneys have defended clients against brandishing and other weapons charges for over 15 years.
We have the experience and determination to protect your rights and seek the best possible outcome in your case.
Under Nevada law, brandishing involves drawing or exhibiting a deadly weapon in a rude, angry, or threatening manner. This covers everything from pointing a gun at someone to waving a knife during an argument.
Nevada brandishing laws fall under NRS 202.320, which states that brandishing is a misdemeanor unless the act was committed in a way that endangered others, in which case it can be charged as a felony. Even misdemeanor brandishing carries penalties of up to $1,000 in fines and up to 6 months in jail.
There are often legal defenses that can be used to fight brandishing allegations, such as:
Our experienced Las Vegas defense attorneys will thoroughly investigate your arrest and build the most robust case possible on your behalf. We have a proven track record of achieving dismissals, charge reductions, and acquittals for brandishing charges.
Don’t delay seeking experienced legal help if you or a loved one has been arrested for brandishing a weapon in Nevada. The sooner you contact our firm, the faster we can protect your rights and future. Call today for a free case evaluation.
If convicted of misdemeanor brandishing in Nevada, potential penalties include:
If convicted of felony brandishing, penalties increase to:
Beyond the criminal penalties, a brandishing conviction can impact your life in other ways:
There are many ways we can challenge brandishing charges, such as:
When facing brandishing allegations, you need an experienced Las Vegas defense firm like ours fighting for you.
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The dedicated Las Vegas defense attorneys at The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm will tirelessly defend you against brandishing and other weapons charges.
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Brandishing involves drawing or exhibiting any deadly weapon in a rude, angry, or threatening manner. This covers everything from waving around a firearm to motioning as if you have a concealed weapon during an argument.
Misdemeanor brandishing can lead to up to $1,000 in fines and six months in jail. Felony brandishing could result in 1-6 years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. Your gun rights will also be lost.
Yes, if the act was committed in a way that endangered others, it can be charged as a category D felony. Merely exhibiting a weapon is a misdemeanor.
Viable legal defenses include arguing you acted in self-defense, the weapon wasn’t deadly, misidentification of the perpetrator, lack of criminal intent, or that the action wasn’t threatening.
Our experienced lawyers have successfully gotten brandishing charges dismissed by challenging improper police conduct lack of evidence, and through negotiated plea bargains.
Yes, misdemeanor and felony brandishing convictions will appear on your criminal record. This can impact jobs, housing, and other life prospects.
Immediately contact our experienced Las Vegas defense firm, The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm, for help. The sooner we get involved, the more effectively we can protect your rights.
We have over 15 years of successfully defending weapons charges in Vegas. Our ex-prosecutors can aggressively fight your charges in and out of court. Let us put our experience to work for you.
Deadly Weapon: Any instrument that can inflict lethal harm. Includes firearms, knives, clubs, explosives, etc. Drawing or exhibiting a deadly weapon is required for a brandishing charge.
Exhibit: To display or show a deadly weapon in a threatening or angry manner. Brandishing charges can apply even if the gun is not pointed at a specific person.
Firearm: Guns, pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, and other weapons capable of firing a projectile. Brandishing a firearm often leads to felony charges.
Intent: The mental state required to commit a criminal violation. For brandishing, the prosecution must prove you intended to display the weapon in a rude, angry, or threatening.
Misdemeanor: A minor criminal offense, usually punishable by fines and less than a year in jail. Most brandishing charges are misdemeanors.
NRS 202.320: The Nevada law defines brandishing a deadly weapon as illegal under either misdemeanor or felony circumstances.
Provocation: Actions or words meant to anger, irritate, or get a rise out of someone. Police provocation before brandishing allegations can serve as a defense.
Reckless Endangerment: Brandishing a weapon in a way that shows extreme disregard for public safety. This can cause misdemeanor brandishing to become a felony charge.
Self-Defense: Legally justified use of force in response to an imminent threat. If deemed reasonable, brandishing in self-defense against attack may not lead to criminal charges.
Sentencing Enhancement: Legal factors that can increase the penalties imposed for a crime. Prior offenses and the use of a firearm can enhance brandishing sentences.
Witness Identification: Eyewitness accounts pinpoint the accused as brandishing a weapon. Misidentification of the perpetrator is a common defense strategy.
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