Criminal Defense of Las Vegas Areas of Practice
Fighting to Protect Your Rights in DUI Cases
Being arrested in Las Vegas for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is typically the starting point of a drawn-out, stressful, costly, and embarrassing process that involves multiple Courts and the Department of Motor Vehicles. If you have been charged with a DUI, you could be facing extremely severe penalties including: jail time, expensive fines, community service, and loss of your driver’s license. Because DUI cases can become quite complex, it is important to have an experienced DUI attorney on your side to aggressively protect your interests and make sure you’re treated fairly. You have just found that attorney.
If you fail to appear in court at the time and date indicated on your Criminal Offense case, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest. You may also be issued a warrant if you failed to follow a previous court order. For example, if you did not pay a previously issued fine ordered by the court, or you did not complete community service, or you failed to complete court ordered classes.
Battery and Domestic Violence charges can be the most disruptive, difficult charges to fight. These charges can result in marital counseling, domestic violence counseling, anger management, alcohol abuse classes, restraining orders, and jail time—even when the so-called victim chooses not to press charges. In the State of Nevada, once the police have charged an individual with domestic violence, the state prosecutors will go forward with the charges in nearly all cases.
Many people falsely believe Nevada is lenient when it comes to the prosecution of drug crimes. The fact remains that Nevada has some of the toughest laws in the country when it comes to drug possession. Those laws are strictly enforced throughout Clark County and the greater Las Vegas area. This has become obvious with the recent Las Vegas drug arrests and prosecution of such celebrities as Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars.
Much debate surrounds the sex industry in Las Vegas. Nevada remains the only state to allow legal “licensed houses of prostitution.” However, Las Vegas and Clark County Nevada do not allow for licensed houses of prostitution. There are only certain select towns and counties in Nevada that have legalized prostitution. Local law enforcement officers in the Las Vegas area and throughout Clark County use undercover officers in sting operations to target individuals engaging in prostitution, pandering, sex trafficking, and running illegal brothels.
Theft is defined as the unlawful taking of another person’s property without their consent and with the intent to deprive the person of the property permanently. Theft is often listed alongside property crimes such as arson and vandalism.
People are attracted to Las Vegas for the night life, the shows, and the gambling. In order to accommodate the gamblers, it is relatively easy to get a casino marker in a Las Vegas casino. However, when you leave Las Vegas it’s important that all your casino debts are paid, otherwise you will face severe felony consequences.