Criminal Defense Information Center
A criminal arrest or investigation can be a stressful and confusing time in your life. Having experienced and smart legal representation can go a long ways in allaying your fears, helping you understand your legal rights and options, and ensuring that you receive fair treatment per the law. Don't let yourself be overwhelmed or intimidated by law enforcement or the legal process. Get the professional help you need. As a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer, I represent individuals throughout Clark County, Nevada who are facing criminal cases at both the state and federal level. To learn more about the practice areas my firm offers and how I can help you, please review the following information. Click on any of the highlighted areas to be directed to additional pages about these criminal defense topics.
Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense
In Nevada, as in every other state, drinking and driving can result in harsh legal consequences for those convicted. Driving under the influence also includes operating a motor vehicle while impaired by illegal drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and prescription drugs.
Millions of people come to Las Vegas every year for the entertainment and gambling available at the city and county's many casinos. Unfortunately, some of these visitors as well as residents may find themselves arrested and charged for casino and gambling-related crimes, including casino marker default and other forms of theft. Get professional legal help to keep your record clean or minimize legal consequences.
A federal crime is any offense which violates U.S. law or takes place on federal property. Many of these are listed under Title 18 of the United States Code. Federal crimes are generally more serious than those prosecuted at the state level with harsher penalties.
A criminal offense involving illegal drugs may be prosecuted at the state or federal level. These offenses can range from simple possession of a drug or narcotic for one's own use to federal drug trafficking charges punishable by mandatory minimum sentences. A drug crime conviction can seriously impact your future.
Theft crimes involve the unlawful taking of the assets, funds, or possessions of others without their consent. These crimes may be committed using force, threats, or without ever making contact with the victim. Examples include shoplifting, burglary, and robbery.
Sexual misconduct, such as sexual assault, rape, child pornography, and sexual crimes against children are generally aggressively pursued by law enforcement and punished severely through the courts. Conviction of such crimes may result in mandatory sex offender registration and social stigma.
Criminal charges related to domestic violence encompass a range of offenses, including domestic battery, child abuse, child neglect, violation of restraining orders, and more. These are all serious charges which can result in various penalties, from jail time to court-ordered counseling and more.
Prostitution / Solicitation
Prostitution involves taking money or trade for sexual activity. Solicitation occurs when someone offers or agrees to take money in return for sexual favors. Both of these are crimes in Las Vegas and Clark County, with potential penalties of fines, jail time, community service, and probation.
Learn Your Rights Under the Law
Whatever the nature of the criminal charge you may be facing, it is vital that you understand your legal rights and find out what options are available to you in your defense case. My firm is committed to ensuring that you get the most competent advice and guidance throughout all phases of the legal process. By contacting me at the firm, you will be making a proactive move that can make a significant difference in your future.