Menacing charges should be taken very seriously in Nevada. Being convicted of a menacing or stalking crime can result in substantial penalties, including fines and jail time. If you or a loved one are facing accusations of menacing in the Las Vegas area, it’s critical to understand these charges and know your rights.
At The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm, we have extensive experience defending clients against menacing and stalking allegations in Las Vegas courts. These cases require strategic defense from an attorney who knows Nevada law. Here’s what you need to know about menacing charges:
Under Nevada law, menacing essentially means engaging in threatening behavior that causes someone to fear for their safety.
This can include verbal threats, stalking, harassing phone calls or emails, and other conduct that would cause a “reasonable person” to feel unsafe and threatened.
Menacing is defined under NRS 200.571 in Nevada.
The law states that a person commits menacing if “by word or conduct, the person knowingly places another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent bodily harm.” This is a misdemeanor charge.
If the menacing involves using a deadly weapon, it can be charged as a felony in Nevada.
This may apply if the accused person made threats while brandishing a weapon to cause fear.
If convicted of misdemeanor menacing in NV, penalties can include:
Felony menacing convictions can result in:
Those found guilty may also face restraining orders, probation, and other court-ordered penalties in Nevada.
The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm has defended clients against unwarranted menacing charges throughout Las Vegas.
If you believe the allegations against you are false or exaggerated, you must start building your defense immediately.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can evaluate the prosecution’s evidence and work to get charges reduced or dismissed.
We have a proven track record of protecting our client’s rights and securing favorable outcomes.
Don’t leave your fate in the hands of the courts. The costs can be extremely high if convicted.
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If you or someone you love faces menacing charges, The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm has the skills and experience to build the most robust possible defense. Here’s why you should choose our team:
Don’t take chances with your future. The costs of a menacing conviction can follow you for life. Call The Rosenblum Allen Law Firm today to schedule your free case evaluation. With us in your corner, you can rest assured your rights are protected each step of the way.
Many menacing cases come down to plea bargains. We’ve consistently negotiated reduced charges, minimized penalties, and avoided jail time through rigorous negotiation.
The legal system can be confusing and intimidating. We explain things in straightforward terms so clients understand each phase of the case.
Our seasoned investigative team finds witnesses, obtains surveillance footage, uncovers social media evidence and finds other ways to contradict the prosecution’s accusations.
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In some cases, testimony from forensic, medical or psychiatric experts can be the linchpin that instills reasonable doubt. We aren’t afraid to bring in the experts.
From start to finish, through every hearing, we are there to offer skilled representation and compassionate support. You won’t feel alone in this fight.
Menacing involves threatening behavior or conduct that places someone in reasonable fear for their safety. This can include threats, stalking, harassment, or the use of a weapon to cause fear.
Up to 6 months in jail, fines up to $1,000, restraining orders, probation, and other court penalties.
Menacing rises to a felony charge if a deadly weapon was involved when making threats that caused reasonable fear.
1-5 years in Nevada State Prison and fines up to $10,000. Other court-ordered penalties may apply.
Immediately contact a criminal defense attorney to protect your rights. Gather any evidence that may contradict the accusations.
Our decades of experience, local expertise, top-notch investigation skills, proven trial record, and compassionate counsel set us apart. We have the skills to build a strong defense.
Analyzing the prosecution’s evidence for weaknesses, using witness testimony, presenting counter-evidence, making constitutional arguments, and plea bargaining to get charges reduced or dismissed.
Avoid all contact with the alleged victim, even indirectly. Any appearance of trying to influence or intimidate them could lead to additional charges.
Be proactive. Speak with a lawyer immediately to start building your defense against wrongful accusations. A vigorous legal response is crucial.
Menacing – In Nevada, engaging in threatening behavior that places someone in reasonable fear for their safety. It can include threats, stalking, harassment, or weapon use.
Misdemeanor – A minor criminal offense punishable by fines, probation, and up to 1 year in jail. Menacing is often charged as a misdemeanor.
Felony – A serious criminal offense punishable by significant fines and over one year in prison. Menacing can be a felony if a deadly weapon is involved.
Nevada State Prison – If convicted of a felony like menacing, defendants may serve their prison sentence at a facility run by the Nevada Department of Corrections.
Statute – A law enacted by a legislative body. In Nevada, the menacing statute is NRS 200.571.
Prosecution – The lawyers representing the state/government in a criminal case. The prosecution aims to prove guilt and must prove charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
Criminal Defense Attorney – Lawyers who represent clients facing criminal charges like menacing. They build defenses against the prosecution’s charges.
Evidence – The physical or verbal facts used to establish what happened in an alleged crime. It can include documents, statements, videos, etc.
Plea Bargain – An agreement where the defense negotiates with the prosecution to get charges reduced or modified in exchange for a guilty plea.
Trial – If no plea bargain is reached, the case will go to trial, where evidence is presented before a judge or jury determining guilt or innocence.
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