Assault With A Deadly Weapon

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If you have been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in Nebraska, our Lincoln criminal defense lawyers are prepared to develop an aggressive and personalized defense strategy for your case. With over two decades of legal experience, we possess the in-depth understanding of Nebraska laws and court processes to help you obtain the outcome you desire.

Assault with Deadly Weapon Penalties

Depending on the harm suffered by the victim, assault with a dangerous instrument can be first-degree or second-degree assault charge. A dangerous instrument or deadly weapon is an object that is capable of causing serious bodily injury or death when used.

The following are considered dangerous instruments in Nebraska:

  • Firearm or gun
  • Knife
  • Brass or iron knuckles
  • Explosive device
  • Baseball bat
  • Steel-toed boots
  • Rocks or stones

Assault in the first degree consists of intentionally or knowingly causing serious bodily injury to another individual, including assault with use of a deadly weapon. First-degree assault is considered a Class II felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between one and 50 years.

Assault in the second degree consists of intentionally or knowingly causing serious bodily injury to another with a dangerous instrument, or recklessly causing serious bodily injury to another with a dangerous instrument without regard for the outcome or attention to the risk involved. Second-degree assault is considered a Class III felony, which is punishable by a prison sentence between one and 20 years and / or a fine of up to $25,000.

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