Whether you are a tourist who came to Las Vegas for a vacation, or whether you permanently reside here, an arrest calls for an aggressive, experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. At our Las Vegas criminal defense law offices, we provide effective and proactive criminal defense for virtually all offenses, including in the following areas:
DUI, or Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs
If you were arrested for allegedly driving over the legal .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) limit, you face both an administrative and a criminal court hearing. Commercial drivers may not drive with more than a .04 BAC, and drivers under 21 have a .02 BAC limit. A conviction can result in severe penalties, jail time, loss of license and more.
Larceny and Theft Crimes
Larceny or theft is the act of stealing another’s property with the intention of keeping it indefinitely. Whether convicted for petty larceny (value, under $650) or grand larceny (more than $650), you can end up with a jail or prison sentence, permanent criminal record, expensive fines and consequences that often prevent you from getting many jobs, federal student loans, and more.
Assault and Aggravated Offense
Whether you were charged with assault or aggravated assault, the consequences can be dire, resulting in jail, prison, fines, permanent criminal record and more. With aggressive legal representation we will always seek the most favorable outcome possible. For example, it may be possible to obtain probation or community service and to completely avoid incarceration.
In the party town of Las Vegas, what might start out as an innocent “guys or girls night out” may end up in a fight or a breach of the peace – often by overindulgence and having “too good a time.” Obscene language or creating a breach of the peace may result in a charge of disorderly conduct. With skilled legal defense, this offense may be dismissed or reduced to the lowest offense possible – perhaps a fine – and no permanent criminal record. Ask your attorney.
Violent crimes are extreme acts of force that create great harm upon others and the community. They include murder, manslaughter, robbery, assault, forcible rape and more. A conviction for one or more of these violent crimes may result in a lengthy prison sentence, steep fines, probation or parole. Of course, a permanent criminal record will also remain. It is imperative to obtain experienced legal representation with an attorney who has great experience in violent crime cases. At our Las Vegas office, we have handled countless violent crime offenses and we are prepared to help you.
Nevada is known for its laws where persons may openly carry firearms without a permit. However, a permit is required to carry a concealed weapon. Further, many conditions apply pertaining to the concealed handgun permit and a violation may result in expensive fines or a lengthy prison sentence. Other weapons crimes include carrying concealed prohibited weapons or possession of explosive substances.
Domestic violence occurs between family or household members, which may include married or formerly married couples, dating couples, cohabitants, parents and children and others. When a domestic violence call is placed, the police are to determine who the batterer is and arrest them on the spot. Domestic violence cases are either misdemeanor or felony, and can result in fines, jail, or in serious cases, lengthy prison sentences. It is essential to obtain experienced legal counsel from a Las Vegas domestic violence attorney to make sure you are properly represented.
Las Vegas Casino Markers
Gamblers are given casino markers – lines of credit – by casinos and gambling establishment. In the most basic terms, a marker is a short term loan – that must be repaid. When a casino marker valued over $250 is not paid, it becomes a criminal offense, and a Class D Nevada felony, that may result in arrest, possible prison sentence, penalties and fines. Our Las Vegas casino marker attorneys often help to resolve the issue and dismiss or minimize the damage by helping to create an amicable agreement between lender and borrower, thus avoiding prison or other extreme outcome.
Possession or trafficking of drugs – to name just a few of the many possible drug-related offenses – is extremely serious in Las Vegas and throughout the state of Nevada, and aggressive prosecution is typical. Whether an individual knowingly or unknowingly partakes in the manufacture, sale, delivery, importation or exportation of drugs into the state, they will face extremely serious consequences, including prison sentences of 25 years to life, and/or a $250,000 fine. You are innocent until and unless you are proven guilty. Our Las Vegas law offices provides the most experienced and aggressive legal representation that you need in drug crime cases.
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Free Legal Consultation
If you have been accused of or arrested for a criminal offense in Las Vegas, it is highly advisable to make sure you have the most experienced and talented criminal defense attorneys available. We have successfully represented clients who have been arrested for virtually every offense in the books. Because Las Vegas is a party town, “locals” and tourists may tend to get a bit rowdy or loose, and by losing their inhibitions, they may behave in a manner that results in an arrest for an alleged criminal activity. For this reason, make sure you are properly represented by a skilled, experienced and successful criminal defense attorney. Call our office now for a free consultation to discuss your case and look at your possible options.