Las Vegas Arrests
If you’re arrested in Las Vegas, you need to know exactly what your best options are to protect your freedom. Let Ross Goodman provide you with legal counsel you can depend on.
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If you have been involved in a Las Vegas arrest, this does not mean you are found guilty or convicted. You are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. To be convicted, however, the District Attorney must prove you are guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
You need to be represented by a lawyer who knows how to find ways to help you get the charges reduced or dismissed, and the penalties minimized. It is important to get a defense attorney who is familiar with Nevada’s laws and court proceedings. A thorough knowledge of the criminal defense system and an expert analysis of your case can provide you the best possible strategy to avoid conviction.
Types of Arrests
Being arrested is an experience that cannot be forgotten. The experience is frightening and devastating. It is important to have someone on your side that can provide you with guidance and legal expertise to make the experience less traumatic. Contact Ross Goodman and schedule a consultation of your case.
The penalties in Las Vegas may vary depending on the type of offense that you are charged with.
- Misdemeanor penalties can range from a payment fine of up to $1,000 with up to six (6) months of imprisonment.
- Gross Misdemeanors are more severe and it can include up to one (1) year of imprisonment and/or fines of up to $2,000.
- Felonies is found to have the harshest punishments where imprisonment can range from one (1) year to life imprisonment and/or fines ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on the felony category that your alleged offense falls under.
- Category E Felony: Prison sentence from 1 to 4 years and/or fines up to $5,000.
- Category D Felony: Punishable by 1 to 4 years in prison and/or fines up to $5,000.
- Category C Felony: Prison time from 1 to 5 years in prison and/or fines up to $10,000.
- Category B Felony: Punishment varies from 1 to 20 years in prison and fine amounts depending on the offense.
- Category A Felony: Punishable by life in prison, life sentence without parole, or the death penalty.
Nevada Revised Statute Section 201.254: Solicitation
Prostitution or solicitation is not legal in Las Vegas. However, licensed houses of prostitution outside Las Vegas are permitted.
This law defines drunk driving and its consequences. Blood alcohol content should not exceed 0.08.
This law defines the failure of an individual to pay outstanding debts in Las Vegas, or perpetrating fraud, or forgery.
What to do If Arrested
Never disclose any information about the offense to the arresting officer without your lawyer. Tell the law officer that you are invoking your right to remain silent and you want to contact your lawyer.
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer Ross Goodman
If you have been arrested in Las Vegas, get in touch with the Ross Goodman and discuss the facts of your case, and your possible defenses. There are many possibilities to minimize or remove all charges against you. An aggressive attorney is your best and smartest move to avoid severe punishment. Ross Goodman is an experienced criminal defense attorney who will assertively fight for your rights. Contact Ross Goodman for free consultation about your Las Vegas arrest.