A Serious Defense For Serious Assault Charges
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 40 years of combined legal experience , we possess the in-depth understanding of Nebraska laws and court processes to help you obtain the outcome you desire.
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Assault With Deadly Weapon Penalties
Depending on the harm suffered by the victim, assault with a dangerous instrument can be a first or second-degree assault charge. A dangerous instrument or deadly weapon is an object that can cause serious bodily injury or death.
The following are considered dangerous instruments in Nebraska:
- Firearms and guns
- Brass and iron knuckles
- Explosive devices
- Baseball bats
- Steel-toed boots
- Rocks and 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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At Monzón, Guerra & Chipman, we are dedicated to helping our clients explore every possible option to avoid long sentences. Our legal team can investigate extensively and use our network of professional experts to evaluate your case. Do not hesitate to get the legal assistance necessary to protect your rights, reputation and freedom. Contact our firm at or contact us online schedule your consultation today.