by on October 10, 2014 Under Las Vegas Driving Laws

Former NFL running back Larry Johnson arrested for Battery

This past October 7th, Ex-NFL running back for the Miami Dolphins, Larry Johnson, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery at a Miami Beach club.

Miami police reported that Johnson got into an altercation with another man, Drew Johnson, and both men were injured. Drew Johnson claimed that Larry punched him in the face after the two men bumped into each other. He also claimed the former NFL running back broke a bottle and swung it at him multiple times after he had already fallen to the floor.

On the other side of the story, Larry Johnson claimed that Drew Johnson took drinks from his table and then pushed him violently onto the table while his back was turned away.

The penalties for assault and battery charges in Las Vegas are a very serious matter often punished by community service, jail time, and expensive fines. According to NRS 200.471, NRS 200.481, penalties tend to be more severe in Nevada if any of the following conditions are true:

*deadly weapons were used or were available to be used during the alleged assault or battery

*inmates, parolees or probationers committed the alleged assault or battery

*the alleged victim sustained substantial bodily harm in Nevada

*there was an intent to commit a greater crime (such as mayhem, robbery, grand larceny, sexual assault, or homicide); or

*the alleged victims were a protected class, which includes police officers, state officials, firemen, jailers, teachers, school employees, judges, doctors, health care providers, taxi drivers, transit officials and even umpires at sporting events.

If you have been arrested for domestic violence or assault and battery in Las Vegas, it is important that you contact Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney to defend your rights and help you maintain your freedom. Call us today for a Free Consultation at (702) 384-1001.


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