Facing the potential consequences of an arrest can be one of the most difficult experiences in your life. We strive to minimize the harsh consequences of an arrest and deliver quality legal representation to persons accused of committing a criminal offense. Although our office is in Las Vegas, NV, we extend our services to those in Reno, NV, and the surrounding areas. Those facing serious criminal charges deserve to be defended by a top Las Vegas criminal defense attorney that has extensive knowledge in Nevada law and trial experience. At the Spartacus Law Firm, we adopt an aggressive trial centered approach to persons accused of committing a crime. We provide aggressive, knowledgeable, quality representation at every stage of a criminal case, from the pre-arrest investigation, bond reduction hearings, arraignment, disposition hearings, motion hearings, and a jury trial. The earlier you can invoke quality legal representation the chances of harsh consequences, like an arrest, can be mitigated or avoided altogether.
First things first, it’s important that you speak with one of the best Las Vegas criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Getting speedy legal help is crucial to ensure a defendant’s rights are protected and enough time is allowed to create a strong defense. In many cases, a person may be charged with a crime before they are arrested, if this happens, a judge will issue an arrest warrant
. If the police find you, they will arrest you. At which time, the police must give you a copy of the warrant that states the charge and explains why you’re being arrested. Regardless of why you are arrested, you must know that you have the constitutional right to the following:
• Remain silent
• Have an attorney to represent you
Remember, before you speak with or try to explain yourself to a police officer make sure you or a family member contact a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney first. The Spartacus Law Firm will make sure your rights are fully protected and help you understand the best way to proceed. If you were denied these rights at any time, your rights may have been violated and you must let your attorney know this at once, you may have grounds to suppress evidence, or challenge a search of your residence or vehicle. It’s important to understand that if you do decide to speak to law enforcement, your statements will be on record and they may be misconstrued. This means that there is a possibility that these statements could be used against you. Your side of the story can best be told clearly and strategically through your experienced legal counsel.
In Nevada, a DUI, otherwise known as Driving Under the Influence, means you are accused of operating a vehicle while significantly impaired by alcohol or other mind-altering substance. However, DUI cases in Las Vegas
are almost never cut and dry. Even if your breathalyzer or blood test came back over the limit, there are often many issues an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Clark County can use to get the charges reduced – or even dismissed. Remember, being proactive in your defense is critical for increasing your odds of a favorable outcome.
Domestic violence cases are vigorously prosecuted in the State of Nevada. If convicted of domestic violence charges in Las Vegas, you could face serious penalties including high fines and possible jail time. Keep in mind, being charged with domestic battery, does not make you guilty. Many times, the accusation is very different from what really happened. As a result, you may have been improperly charged. However, the domestic violence laws in Nevada strongly favor the alleged victim, and arrests are often made with little to no evidence. If you’re facing domestic violence charges, an expert Las Vegas criminal defense attorney can help you begin building your defense. Common domestic violence charges we commonly handle include the following:
• Domestic Battery
• Domestic Violence By Strangulation
• First Domestic Violence Offense
• Second Domestic Violence Offense
• Third Domestic Violence Offense
No matter the circumstances, the Spartacus Law Firm will aggressively challenge the prosecutor’s case and demand that they prove every element of the alleged crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Drug crimes are one of the most common types of criminal charges in Las Vegas. However, penalties for these crimes, if convicted, can be life-altering. Further, we’ve witnessed countless examples of prosecutors failing to have sufficient evidence to support a drug charge, or alternatively, attempting to use evidence that was improperly obtained. Protect yourself by hiring a top Las Vegas criminal defense attorney to protect your legal rights. Common drug charges we routinely represent include the following:
• Federal Drug Offenses
• Drug Cultivation
• Drug Delivery
• Drug Distribution
• Drug Importation
• Drug Manufacturing
• Drug Paraphernalia
• Drug Possession
• Drug DUI
In the state of Nevada, the juvenile court has jurisdiction over children under the age of 18 who are accused of committing a crime. It should come as no surprise that a juvenile offense
is a serious matter and can negatively alter a child’s life if convicted. In some instances, a juvenile record can be grounds for a child being expelled from school, especially if the crime in question occurred on school property. In fact, many of the schools throughout Clark County have a strict zero-tolerance policy, particularly for drug crimes or weapon charges. There are also many more consequences that can follow a child into adulthood if they’re convicted of a juvenile offense in Nevada. Any criminal accusation against a juvenile must be taken seriously and met with an aggressive legal defense.
Sex crimes are vigorously prosecuted in Nevada and can have harsh consequences on an individuals liberty and future. In fact, in some cases, a sex crime can carry a stronger penalty than a murder or homicide charge. The laws are designed to protect accusers in sex crime cases, but often times innocent people are accused of sex crimes. If you are charged and convicted of a sex crime you will be placed on the Nevada Public Safety (DPS), Sex Offender Registry, which is a public record and public information, this can have devastating consequences for an individual seeking housing or employment. See NRS 179D.117
(Tier III offenders in Nevada), NRS 179D.115
(Tier II offenders in Nevada), and NRS 179D.113
(Tier I offenders in Nevada). At the Spartacus Law Firm, we have extensive experience in the defense of cases involving:
• Sexual assault
• Statutory rape
• Child pornography
• Indecent Exposure
• Open or gross lewdness
• Sex Trafficking
• Failure to register as a sex offender
• Statutory Sexual Seduction
The consequences of a conviction of a sex crime are so severe that you may not be able to leave your forum state or if you do visit a state such as Nevada, you are required to register within 48 hours of your arrival. Contact the Spartacus Law Firm to protect your rights and future if you have been accused of a sex crime.
In order for a conviction to take place, the prosecution must satisfy certain evidentiary and due process requirements to charge an individual with a crime in Clark County, Las Vegas. The Spartacus Law Firm routinely witnesses prosecutors fail to have sufficient evidence to support a charge, or, attempt to use evidence that was improperly obtained. A Las Vegas criminal defense attorney will ensure your rights are protected. Nevada crimes are divided into two major categories: felonies and misdemeanors.
Misdemeanor crimes in Nevada are less serious in nature and are generally punishable by payment of a fine, probation, community service, and restitution. However, misdemeanor convictions include the possibility of prison time, meaning you still need a strong defense strategy against misdemeanor charges to avoid serious consequences.
in Nevada are punishable by prison sentences ranging from one year to life in prison without parole. Therefore, it is imperative you contact a Nevada criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible after a felony charge. Regardless of the specific felony crime prosecutors allege, having an experienced legal team leading your legal team gives you the best chance at achieving a fair outcome. The U.S. Constitution protects you from unfair treatment when facing serious felony charges, but without a strong attorney, the criminal justice system often fails to protect your rights. The Spartacus Law Firm will balance the scales, making the legal system work for you.
A criminal conviction in Nevada can have many collateral consequences that stretch beyond imprisonment and fines. These consequences can include the loss of professional licenses, difficulty obtaining housing and new job opportunities, ineligibility for certain benefits or public funds, and even deportation for immigrants. These consequences are significant and often overlooked. However, with the help of an expert Las Vegas criminal defense attorney, there are plenty of defense strategies that can be deployed to limit criminal penalties or avoid a conviction altogether. At the Spartacus Law Firm, we’re ready to help you now in the toughest criminal cases in the state and federal courts of Nevada.
The consequences of a criminal conviction can be and are often life-altering. These consequences are even more significant if you are a licensed professional
such as a doctor, nurse, teacher, law enforcement officer, pharmacist, airline pilot, member of the armed forces, or other licensed professional. At the Spartacus Law Firm, we do not just focus on the specific criminal charge, but we also contemplate the potential collateral consequences a criminal accusation can have on your current or future professional career. If you are a licensed professional, you need to seek quality, aggressive, knowledgeable legal representation at the earliest stages of the criminal prosecution in order to minimize the harsh consequences a criminal accusation can have on your career, reputation, and future. Professionals that we represent and fight to protect their licenses include the following:
• Funeral Directors
• Insurance Agents and Brokers
• Real Estate Brokers
• Mortgage Brokers
• Day Care Providers
• Engineers and Land Surveyors
• And More