To prevent unsafe behaviors in connection with the possession, sale, or use of weapons, Nevada has defined a number of different types of behaviors related to weapons as criminal behaviors. Chapter 202 of Title 15 is the part of Nevada law where many weapons offenses are defined. Chapter 202 is the part of the penal code that makes offenses against public safety and health illegal, and there is an entire subcategory of Chapter 202 related to weapons offenses.
Within the category of weapons offenses in Chapter 202, there are laws that prohibit the discharge of firearms under certain circumstances where such discharge will be dangerous. There are also laws that impose penalties upon individuals who aim firearms at human beings.
If you have been accused of breaking the law in connection with aiming a firearm at a human being or if you are accused of other offenses related to weapons offenses, you should give us a call to find out about how LV Criminal Defense can help you. Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys have extensive experience assisting defendants in fighting charges, and our goal is to help ensure that you can develop a legal strategy that will give you the best possible chance of a favorable outcome.
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The statute that prohibits aiming firearms at human beings, or discharging weapons where people might be hurt, is found in Nevada Revised Statute section 202.290. According to the relevant statute, it is illegal to aim a pistol, gun, revolver, or firearm towards any other human being. It does not matter if the weapon is either loaded or unloaded, you could still be charged with and convicted of an offense under N.R.S. 202.290.
N.R.S. 202.290 also makes it illegal to discharge a firearm, an air gun, or any other weapon in a public place or in a place where any person could be hurt even if an injury does not actually result. It’s also illegal under this statute to throw a deadly missile into a public place or into a location where a person could be hurt as a result of throwing the deadly missile.
The offense defined in N.R.S. 202.290 is a gross misdemeanor offense, which is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor and which could result in jail time along with a fine if convicted. However, N.R.S. 202.290 specifies that an individual will be charged with this misdemeanor offense only if N.R.S. 202.287 does not impose a greater penalty for the defendant’s conduct. N.R.S. 202.287 deals with the crime of discharging a firearm from a vehicle and this offense can be a Category B misdemeanor offense that carries a minimum prison term of two years and a maximum of 15 years imprisonment.
Whether you are charged with a gross misdemeanor or felony offense, the charges could change your life. Getting the right legal help is vital to reduce the likelihood of a conviction that will affect your future.
A Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer at LV Criminal Defense can provide help and support as you fight serious charges. We can work closely with you to identify the evidence against you and to determine what your best option is for responding to charges in order to reduce the likelihood of conviction or reduce possible penalties. To find out more about how our firm can help you to respond assertively to charges related to aiming a firearm at a human being or discharging a firearm in an unsafe way, give us a call today.