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WHAT IS ‘SUBSTANTIAL BODILY HARM’ IN NEVADA?
NRS 0.060 is an enhancement having to do with substantial bodily harm in Nevada. It can increase the penalty for a number of Nevada crimes such as assault, battery, and stalking. Substantial bodily harm is prolonged physical pain or injury resulting in substantial risk of death or prolonged impairment of disfigurement of a body part.
WHAT ARE SOME COMMON EXAMPLES OF SUBSTANTIAL BODILY HARM IN NEVADA?
Substantial bodily harm does not include financial harm or loss in Nevada. Examples include broken bones, injuries requiring stitches, organ damage, paralysis, severe burns, gunshot wounds, and concussions in Nevada.
WHO DECIDES IF AN INJURY QUALIFIES AS SUBSTANTIAL BODILY HARM IN NEVADA?
The jury decides what constitutes substantial bodily harm in a Nevada case. These Nevada trials often involve a “battle of the experts” who differ on the witness stand as to the severity of the victim’s injuries.
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