Showing posts with label Las Vegas Criminal Defense. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Las Vegas Criminal Defense. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Domestic violence in Las Vegas

Domestic violence in Las Vegas is a criminal charge that, for the first charge, would likely result in a misdemeanor.  However, even a misdemeanor conviction of domestic violence in Las Vegas can have long lasting and far reaching effects.  It is important to consider that if you have been charged with domestic violence and you plead guilty just to get it over with, you will no longer be permitted to own a handgun.  You may not care because you may not possess a hand gun. However, a guilty plea or verdict in your domestic violence case fill foreclose a future desire you may have to own one.

A domestic violence conviction also can impact your chances of gaining custody of your children in family court and employment opportunities.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are looking for a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer, look no further.  We handle almost every area of criminal defense in all Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, and Clark County Courts.  Las Vegas criminal law involves laws on federal, state, and municipal levels.

An experienced criminal defense attorney is necessary to review the procedure that the police followed.  An error in procedure could mean dismissal or reduction of charges.  In addition to procedure, an experienced criminal defense lawyer will also review the substantive law and the evidence to determine defenses.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Top five reasons why you need a Las Vegas lawyer


1.     A Las Vegas lawyer knows the sources of law that affect you, which include:
·      Nevada Revised Statutes,
·      Nevada Constitution,
·      US Constitution,
·      Nevada Administrative Code,
·      Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure,
·      Nevada Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules,
·      Nevada Supreme Court Rules,
·      Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure,
·      Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct,
·      Eighth Judicial District Court Rules,
·      Las Vegas Justice Court Rules,
·      Henderson Justice Court Rules,
·      Nevada Supreme Court Opinions,
·      Nevada Ethics Opinions,
·      Las Vegas Municipal Code,
·      North Las Vegas Municipal Code,
·      Henderson Municipal Code, and
·      Clark County Codes. 
Are you aware of all these sources of law, how to interpret them, and how they interplay? If not, you need a Las Vegas attorney.
2.     A Las Vegas attorney know how to investigate your legal issue using resources including the:
·      Nevada Secretary of State,
·      Clark County Assessor,
·      Clark County Recorder,
·      Clark County Business Licensing,
·      Clark County Permitting,
·      Las Vegas Business License,
·      North Las Vegas Business Licensing,
·      Henderson Business Licensing,
·      Municipal Courts,
·      Clark County District Court, and
·      Clark County Justice Court.
Do you know how to investigate issues using these government entities?  If not, a lawyer is very useful.

3.      Las Vegas attorneys typically have a minimum of 20 years of education, most of which they excelled in.  After that, Las Vegas lawyers much complete at least 12 hours of continuing legal education every year.  The bar exam topics on the Nevada bar exam include:
·      Agency and Partnership;
·      Community Property;
·      Conflict of Laws;
·      Constitutional Law;
·      Contracts;
·      Corporations;
·      Criminal Law;
·      Criminal Procedure;
·      Evidence;
·      Domestic Relations;
·      Real Property;
·      Remedies;
·      Torts;
·      Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 2,3 and 9);
·      Wills, Estates and Trusts; and
·      pleadings and practices under both the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
With a Nevada lawyer at your side, you can be sure that you will have someone with minimum competency in many fields.

4.   Many Las Vegas lawyers have seen it all in this town, including every kind of family dynamic, criminal charge, real estate issue, and suffering.

          5.    Objectivity and perspective allow good Las Vegas attorneys to anticipate what a judge or jury may do and will bring this insight to the client's attention so the client can make informed decisions.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

DUI arrest after driving home from a party requires

Halloween is the beginning of the holiday season. For the next several weeks, Las Vegas metropolitan police officers will search for clues that a driver should not be behind the wheel. Las Vegas officers will pull over motorists for everything from a wrong turning moving to stopping past the stop line at intersections. Motorists become distracted over the holidays, but those are also clues that could mean someone is impaired.

If you get arrested on suspicion of DUI, call us as soon as possible for a confidential consultation.

Monday, October 15, 2012

DUI after Halloween Party

If you or someone you know received a DUI after a Halloween Party in Las Vegas, Henderson, or anywhere in Clark County, Nevada, they should hire a Las Vegas DUI attorney to assist them with their criminal case.  It is important to have a skilled attorney review the evidence, even if the person thinks he or she is guilty.  Sometimes it is good to be exonerated on a technicality, especially when many other areas of your life can be affected by a DUI, including employment and family.

Call our firm as soon as you have a DUI charge and speak to no one but a licensed Nevada attorney about it.

Remember, for misdemeanor crimes, you will not get a court appointed public defender.  If you want a criminal defense attorney to represent your interests, you will have to hire one in private practice. 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

DUI season is upon us, have a lawyer ready.

It is very easy to get in trouble for Driving Under the Influence, especially in Las Vegas and Henderson in winter when all the partying takes place.  DUIs occur after Halloween parties, Thanksgiving parties, Christmas parties, and New Years parties.  You may think you are sober enough to drive, and then, a police officer pulls you over and arrests you for DUI.

You should memorize the phone number of a good criminal defense attorney who handles DUIs. Even if you are not going to get a DUI, someone close to you may and you will be ready to assist.  Give them our phone number.

Remember, for misdemeanor crimes, you will not get a court appointed public defender.  If you want a criminal defense attorney to represent your interests, you will have to hire one in private practice. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer will not Judge You.

If the criminal defense lawyer you consult with looks at you with disgust and it is obvious that he or she has determined in his or her mind that you are guilty, you ought to reconsider hiring that lawyer.  You have plenty of time to research and meet with great lawyers to find the best one for you and your case.

It is the judge's or the jury's job to judge guilt or innocence.  It is the job of the criminal defense attorney to analyze the evidence from a procedural and substantive view and then give you your options.  Your criminal defense lawyer should be able to give you an objective view of your case while, at the same time, not act rude towards you.

It is vital that you be honest with your criminal defense attorney.  Sometimes, your criminal defense attorney will not want your whole story, but, what you to tell, should be true.

At Louis C. Schneider and Associates, we do not stand in judgment of you. Come meet with us.

Remember, for misdemeanor crimes, you will not get a court appointed public defender.  If you want a criminal defense attorney to represent your interests, you will have to hire one in private practice. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Las Vegas drug charge requires legal attention.


As a former prosecutor and defense counsel, Louis Schneider has handled hundreds of drug crimes over the years, from simple misdemeanor possession cases to complex federal drug charges. Louis Schneider knows what will work, what to try, and what to expect.



Our primary objective at Louis C. Schneider and Associates in every Las Vegas drug case is to get you acquitted.   We shall examine the evidence against you and review all issues regarding search and seizure, violation of your individual rights, entrapment, alibi, forensic issues.  If we determine, after  investigating and evaluating your criminal case, that a total acquittal is not possible, we will work hard to reduce your charges and your sentence, and to keep you out of jail if an alternative sentencing program is available to you.

REQUIRED DISCLAIMER

The information about criminal law contained on this page is not intended to be legal advice about family law.  Your criminal law matter should always be evaluated by a criminal law firm.  You should treat criminal law with the seriousness it requires.  Just as you would not likely conduct surgery on yourself, you should not represent yourself in court regarding your criminal law matter.  At the very least, consult with a local criminal law firm.

Remember, for misdemeanor crimes, you will not get a court appointed public defender.  If you want a criminal defense attorney to represent your interests, you will have to hire one in private practice. 



Monday, September 24, 2012

In Las Vegas how much does a DUI or criminal charge cost?



Those charged with DUI may want to just get it all behind them and plead guilty of the crime as charged.  It is best, however to meet to discuss your case with a DUI attorney in Las Vegas. The true cost of a DUI (or any criminal charge) is not just what it takes to hire the attorney.   The true cost of a DUI is much higher than the cost of legal representation.
First, there are the costs associated with fines, court costs, and bail. In Clark County, the court costs for a simple charge of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are not cheap. The fines for a first time DUI are also significant. An alcohol evaluation adds more to the cost and so do DUI impact classes. There is the loss of your driver's license and the costs of reinstating your license.
The major cost of that DUI includes the impact that plea of guilty can have on future employment.  Also, there is the cost of increased SR-22 insurance, payments for  probation, the cost of finding a ride or public transportation to work, and the inconvenience of having to go to a court ordered treatment.  This is all the result of pleading guilty immediately to a Las Vegas DUI.
Therefore, it is in your interest to allow us to take review your case and determine whether there is a defense or room for negotiation (a plea deal). The consultation is free. Let us take the time to explain the system and process the courts use to deal with criminal charges. Then you can make a reasoned decision about how to proceed.
Take an hour and get a professional opinion from a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney before you spend thousands of dollars on all the costs and fines.

Remember, for misdemeanor crimes, you will not get a court appointed public defender.  If you want a criminal defense attorney to represent your interests, you will have to hire one in private practice. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Boxer pays up in Las Vegas Federal Court

According to reporter Ken Ritter of the Associated Press,  a federal judge in Las Vegas has ordered professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to pay approximately $114,000 for avoiding questioning from rival fighter Manny Pacquiao's lawyers in a defamation case.

Ritter reports that Mayweather pleaded guilty in December 2011 to reduced misdemeanor charges stemming from a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on another former girlfriend, Josie Harris, while two of their three children watched. 


The full story is at: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/ap/ap/crime/mayweather-ordered-to-pay-114k-in-pacquiao-case/nSFmT/


Monday, September 17, 2012

DUI Experience, your advocate in court.


Not every lawyer who handles DUIs are equal in skill and experience. Surprisingly, the differences in pricing and services are not that dramatic, so you can literally get a half-assed lawyer for the same amount as an experienced DUI attorney.  For the person seeking legal representation in a standard DUI case, attorneys’ fees may be fairly competitive.
Judges are not lenient with DUI cases, even if it is your first offense.  As a result, it’s important to realize that hiring a lawyer is in your best interests despite the costs.  In general, you will already be paying hefty fines for the DUI charge and risk the suspension of your driver’s license, depending on which stage of the legal process you are in.  Some judges may waive part of the fines, but there is nothing that can be done to waive the conviction.  That is something that could stay with you for the rest of your life.
Louis Schneider has represented many DUI clients both in negotiating acceptable settlements and at trials when negotiations fail.  Call us for help with your Las Vegas DUI.

Remember, for misdemeanor crimes, you will not get a court appointed public defender.  If you want a criminal defense attorney to represent your interests, you will have to hire one in private practice.