Goodman Law Group, P.C. is headed by Attorney Ross C. Goodman, Esq and Oscar B. Goodman, Esq. serving, Of Counsel.
• With over 18 years of successfully defending criminal cases, Ross C. Goodman, Esq. has won Not-Guilty Verdicts and negotiated dismissals in hundreds of cases.
• Ross C. Goodman’s trial skills and tireless commitment to his clients began in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves (Major) where he earned a series of achievement and commendation medals before starting his boutique practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.
• This continued work ethic and courtroom experience with Goodman Law Group, P.C. has earned Ross C. Goodman, Esq. national recognition. As a result, Ross C. Goodman, Esq. has successfully represented other lawyers, doctors and professional athletes in disciplinary hearings recently being called the "Go-To" lawyer for UFC fighters.
• These trial skills have also resulted in Ross C. Goodman, Esq, winning Multi-Million Dollar awards for injured families.
Proven Track Record of Results
Assault with Deadly Weapon (Category B Felony) (***7476*) Result: Misdemeanor Carry of Concealed Weapon No Jail Date: Jun 03, 2015
High level Drug trafficking (10 years to life) (***H001***) Result: Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell (stipulated 1-5 years) Date: May 26, 2015
High level Drug trafficking (10 years to life) (***8111*) Result: Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell with Probation Date: May 19, 2015
Possession of Concealed Weapon (M) at McCarron Airport (***0744*) Result: Dismissed Date: May 14, 2015
Getting arrested or charged with a crime in Nevada can be exhausting and stressful.
It can leave families scarred psychologically and emotionally.
Different criminal convictions can put an end to a lifelong career for professions such as dentists,
doctors, teachers among other professions.
What happens when someone is charged?
Before anyone can be convicted and tried for a crime, a legal arrest and charges must be filed.
If this happens, a judge will issue a warrant for the person’s arrest.
A law enforcing officer will attempt to locate the person who is subject to a warrant.
If the person is located and arrested, the police must present a copy of the warrant that states the charge for the arrest.
After the person is arrested, they will be booked at the police department. This usually includes being photographed, fingerprinted and required to produce personal information.
The person will be held in police custody before a court hearing which usually takes place within 48 hours after the arrest.
The defendant will be allowed to contact and speak to a criminal defense attorney before the initial court hearing.
After the first hearing, the court will decide whether the defendant has the right to be released or must first post bail.
The next hearing is the preliminary examination hearing. The judge will look at the evidence from the prosecution and make a determination whether the crime has been committed and there is evidence to support the assertion to the defendant.
At the court hearing, the judge will read the charges against the defendant. The defendant can enter a plea of not guilty, no contest or guilty.
A guilty defendant can still enter not guilty plea of they think that there is not enough evidence to prove their guilt.
A plea of not guilty will lead to a trial where the government will have to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of the crime they are charged with.
A jury will have to decide, based on the evidence presented by both parties, whether the defendant is to be found guilty or not guilty.
A sentencing hearing will be done if the defendant is found guilty or if the defendant entered a no contest or guilty plea.
If the defendant is found not guilty of the crimes charged, he or she will be released from custody.
During trial, the prosecution must prove the defendant’s guilt beyond reasonable doubt.
The defendant has the right to confront any witnesses against him or her.
The parties may only introduce evidence that is non-prejudicial and relevant such as photos, documents and oral testimony.
The court typically hold hearings in advance of the trial concerning the admissibility of evidence. So the determination of the admissibility doesn’t come after the jury has already seen or heard the evidence.
The jury will make all determinations of disputed facts presented in the case.
The judge will administer the jury with the instructions to the law. The judge will also make decisions regarding legal issues and the admissibility of evidence.
The jury will then present their verdict.
The judge will consider all presented evidence and take into any account any sentencing requirements.
Pre-sentence reports from probation officers may be requested by the presiding judge.
These documents help acquaint judges with the defendant’s social history and any legitimate explanations for the defendant’s behavior and information about previous criminal activity.
A judge will decide on one or more sentences and whether to impose them concurrently or consecutively.
The defendant may be ordered to pay fines, to undergo substance abuse or metal treatment, to give restitution to the victims or to perform community service, among other things.
Invocation of Miranda Rights
The Constitution of the United States of America recognizes your right against self-incrimination. Your silence cannot be used against your trial.
If you are arrested by a state law or federal law officer, invoke your right to remain silent.
After invoking your right to remain silent, do not make any statement about the case.
You may decide to speak with a law enforcer, but your statement may be misinterpreted and can be used against you.
It would be wise for your story to be told by your criminal defense attorney.
Can assist clients throughout the criminal justice process.
Thoroughly validates all evidence and prepares your defense strategy to be used in the process.
May help instruct the defendant while being questioned by law enforcing officers to prevent incrimination.
Can help convince a court to drop charges based on improper procedure or insufficient evidence.
Can attempt to persuade the court to reduce or waive your bail altogether.
Can represent you during plea negotiations to increase your chances of a fair and reduced punishment.
Can assist you during the criminal trial.
Analyzes your case, identifies its strengths and weaknesses.
Can discuss the pros and cons of pleading guilty.
Can assist with the standard steps of a criminal trial, from jury selection to providing opening statements to questioning witnesses.
Can help you with the appeals process if your trial does not go in your favor.
Defense of Necessity
When the defendant alleges that the alleged crime was carried due to exceptional circumstances.
The defendant was truly desperate and had no choice but to disobey the law.
Defense of Duress
The defendant alleges that the committed the offense under compulsion by a person to commit it. Where the compulsory was threatening bodily harm or death to the accused.
Defense of Automatism
The defendant alleges that they have a lack of control over their actions and cannot be held responsible.
The defendant may be provoked, incapacitated, deluded or severely mentally disabled.
Used mainly in charges of homicide and assault.
The defendant claims to have assaulted the victim because the victim attacked the defendant.
Defense of Restraint
The defendant was restrained using external forces which rendered him or her incapable of controlling their own actions.
Defense of Entrapment
The defendant committed the offense out of deception by an authority using deceit.
Your criminal defense attorney can devise a strategy to defend you against your criminal charges. If the charges are not dropped, there are different defenses that can be litigated before trial.
Motion to Exclude Evidence
It asks the court to rule on the admissibility of evidence before it goes in front of the jury.
This motion is filed to keep the jury from knowing about inadmissible and prejudicial evidence.
Motion to Suppress Evidence
This is a motion to suppress evidence is an objection over evidence. The motion should be given to the court before trial begins.
Its purpose is to ask a judge to exclude certain evidence that was improperly obtained even the evidence may be relevant or highly incriminating.
Motion to Dismiss the Criminal Charges
This motion asks the court to dismiss the case either because it lacks a legally sound basis, even if all the alleged facts and evidences are proven true or the statute of limitations has expired.
With over 18 years of successfully defending criminal cases, Ross C. Goodman, Esq. has won Not Guilty Verdicts and negotiated dismissals in hundreds of cases.
Hi trial skills and tireless commitment to his clients began in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves (Major) where he earned a series of achievement and commendation medals before starting his boutique practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This continued work ethic and courtroom experience with Goodman Law Group, P.C. has earned Ross C. Goodman, Esq. national recognition. As a result, Ross C. Goodman, Esq. has successfully represented other lawyers, doctors and professional athletes in disciplinary hearings recently being called the "Go-To" lawyer for UFC fighters.
These trial skills have also resulted in Ross C. Goodman, Esq, winning Multi-Million Dollar awards for injured families.
Ross Goodman, Esq. defend clients against all felony and misdemeanor charges, some of the most common criminal cases he personally handle incudes:
DUI/ DWI/ Drunk Driving
Domestic Violence Charges
Drug Crimes such as Controlled Substance Possession
Medica l Marijuana Defense
Open and Gross Lewdness
He can favorably resolve the case in a discreet and confidential manner.
Is sure to leave no stone unturned in conducting pre-trial investigation.
Ensures thorough review of the arrest report, witness statements, forensic evidences and other discovery.
Highest caliber of legal representation to put yourself in the best position of obtaining a favorable outcome, reduced bail or own recognizance release from jail or to seal arrest record.
Approaches each case with the same commitment and attention to detail.
Make recommendations of various defense motions specifically tailored to your facts and circumstances that could potentially suppress evidence or exclude statements ultimately leading to reduced charges or a dismissal.
Equipped and prepared to tackle the best defense for your case.
Guides you through the system to get the most favorable results you deserve.