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Case Results for Attorney Joel M. Mann in Las Vegas

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Charge: Open and Gross Lewdness, Lewdness with a minor under 14 years of age Result: Dismissed Date: July 2016 Court: Nye County Justice Court
Details: Client was charged with the serious sexual offenses of open and gross lewdness and lewdness with a minor. A young girl was accusing the Client of inappropriately touching her breasts on two separate occasions. Joel sat down with the Client numerous times and went through the sequences of events. After several meetings, Joel was able to see the flaws with the girl’s story. The Client and Joel were able to get a hold of witnesses that supported the Client’s version of events. Joel took that evidence to the fairly new prosecutor and attempted to convince her that the case should be dismissed. Unfortunately, the prosecutor was not interested in dismissing the case. Joel did not give up. He did not want his Client to have to endure the stress and agony of a trial if the client did not have to. Joel persisted to tear into the evidence. The hard work payed off, on the eve of preliminary hearing Joel was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss all charges against the Client. Needless to say the client was ecstatic to get his good name back.
Charge: Misdemeanor Battery Constituting Domestic Violence Result: Dismissed Date: June 2016 Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
Details: Client was charged misdemeanor domestic violence. Client came to Joel thinking that his career and life were over after being arrested for battery constituting domestic violence involving his wife. Joel sat down with the client and reassured him from the very moment that the circumstances were not as bad as it originally seemed. Client was upset because he was a recovering addict that had a relapse that put him in a precarious position. His wife became scared of the situation and called the police. Upon arrival the police immediately assumed the worst and arrested Joel’s client. After discussing all of the facts with the Client, Joel was able to determine the issues that would help with the case. Joel went to the trial with all the facts ready to present, but after speaking with the prosecutor, Joel was able to convince the prosecutor that the case should be dismissed.
Charge: Probation Violation for Felony Credit Card Fraud Result: Date: February 2016 Court: District Court
Details: Client was on probation for credit card fraud. Client had been attempting to get his life back together, but drugs and alcohol kept on bringing him back to trouble. He was once again in the Clark County Detention Center on a probation violation and looking at over six years of prison in the Nevada Department of Corrections. Joel spoke with his family and found out the situation with the new charges and the violations. Joel then went and visited with the Client in CCDC and started peeling away the potential issues to be presented to the Judge. It appeared at first that the Client had really put himself in a bind this time. Joel started looking into alternatives for the Judge. Joel was able to get the Client approved for a residential treatment program that was going to satisfy all the potential concerns the Judge was going to have. On the day of probation violation hearing, Joel was able to convince the Judge to reinstate the client with the added condition of residential treatment. Ultimately the Client was able to successfully complete the treatment and be released off probation with an honorable discharge.
Charge: Federal Ex-Felon in Possession of a Firearm Result: Reversed Date: August 2015 Court: Ninth Circuit Appellate Court
Details: Client took his federal ex-felon in possession of a firearm case to trial in the Nevada District Court. Joel Mann did not represent the client during his trial, but Joel started to represent the Client during his appeal Ninth Circuit Appellate Court. In the appeal, Joel was able to discover several sentencing issues that the Federal District Court had missed that classified his new Client as a bigger threat than he was actually. The case was utlimnately argued before a panel of the Ninth Circuit Justices. During oral argument, Joel was able to effectively argue that Joel’s client did not possess a firearm. The Ninth Circuit filed a written decision stating that Joel’s client did not possess the firearm and reversed the charge against him. The Court remanded the case back to the Federal District Court for resentencing on the lesser fact pattern that the Client did not possess the firearm.
Charge: Misdemeanor Domestic Violence 2nd offense
and Probation Violation
Result: Dismissed: Case Dismissed and continue
with previous Probation
Date: October 2015 Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
Details: Client was charged with his second domestic violence charge within 4 years. He was on probation at the time and was very concerned that this new charge would force his probation to be violated and him serve 5 years in the Nevada Department of Corrections. Joel moved quickly and was able to avoid the client from having to go to prison on the probation violation. Joel quickly reviewed the police reports and interviewed witnesses involved. From the beginning he was able to determine that the appropriate defense to fight for his client’s freedom. After keeping the client from being violated on probation, Joel went to work on the new charge of battery constituting domestic violence. In the end Joel was able to get the case dismissed and the client was able to keep his freedom.
Charge: Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon and
Misdemeanor Battery Constituting Domestic Violence
Result: Dismissed: Case Dismissed Date: June 2015 Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
Details: Client was charged with the serious felony of assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic violence. Joel heard the plight of his client from the beginning and how her boyfriend was setting her up. Joel took the time to listen to his client and find out her story and what had happened. After hearing the situation, Joel provided advice to the client to do some items proactively in order to help with the case. After appearing in Court and looking at the evidence, Joel and the client determined that we should get ready to go to trial and fight these allegations. Client was really scared about what the implications would be on her custody battle. On the day of trial, Joel appeared in Court ready to go to trial. He had all the evidence and witnesses to support his position. Upon seeing the evidence and what Joel had prepared, the DA determined that negotiating the case was the best bet. The DA wanted the client to have a conviction on her record. Joel did not stand for that result and continued to fight. Ultimately, Joel was able to secure a total dismissal of all the charges against the client. The client was able to keep custody of her son.
Charge: Felony Unlawful Acts Regarding Computers
and Felony Theft
Result: Reduced: Reduced to Misdemeanor theft Date: May 2015 Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
Details: Client was charged by way of a 30 count criminal complaint, charging him and four other co-defendants with Unlawful Acts Regarding Computers and Theft. The client was accused of an elaborate scheme with co-defendants to manipulate casino games to provide them with a pay out of credits to their awards accounts and future gaming. The Nevada Gaming Control Commission’s investigation began and client hired Joel Mann at the onset of the investigation. Joel was able to avoid the client from dealing with the investigators but unfortunately an arrest warrant was issued. Joel quickly was able to get the arrest warrant quashed and client was able to do an own recognizance release walkthrough. Joel received pages and pages of discovery along with 500 gigs of data and surveillance. Once Joel had reviewed the evidence he worked quickly to resolve the matter. Joel was able to provide the District Attorney with the information necessary to explain that client’s real liability was a misdemeanor and not multiple felonies. Joel was able to get the case reduced without the client even having to come into Court again. Client was extremely happy as he was able to keep his job by avoiding a felony or gross-misdemeanor.
Charge: Attempted Murder, Battery with a Deadly
Weapon, Battery with substantial bodily
harm with a deadly weapon
Result: Reduced: Misdemeanor Battery Date: Arrested August 2013, Case closed November 2013 Court: Goodsprings Justice Court
Details: Client was arrested after he was alleged to have been involved in a road rage incident. Client was accused of firing his 9mm semi-automatic weapon out of a moving car and striking a driver of another car and missing the passenger. Client was driving from California to Nevada when he encountered another car that was driving erratically. He pulled over to the next lane to try and pass the car but the car would not allow him to pass. This went on for several miles. Eventually words were exchanged and gestures made. Client was able to get past the other car and pulled off at the Primm exit. While on the exit ramp other car pulled in-front of Client and cut him off. The occupants in the other car got out of the car and made it almost impossible for Client to get past. Client drove by and fired two shots, hitting the driver of the other car in the stomach. The driver was air lifted to University Medical Center and immediately went into surgery. Client drove away from the scene of the incident and was eventually arrested just outside of Las Vegas. This incident received media attention and was reported for several days as a road rage incident accusing Client of horrific acts. Joel Mann was hired and filed a motion before the Justice Court and was able to get a reasonable bail amount. Once client was out of custody, Joel went to work on trying to figure out what really happened. After an investigation Joel discovered issues that would indicate the Client was acting in self-defense. Joel convinced the prosecutor that there were problems with the case and he was able to get a case that demanded mandatory prison time, down to a misdemeanor with a small fine. Client did not have to serve an additional day in jail and will be able to seal his record in two years.
Charge: Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence and Felony,
Revocation of Probation – Potential 9 years in Prison
Result: Acquitted and Reinstated Date: April 2013 Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
and Clark County District Court
Details: Client’s mother came to Joel Mann as Client had been arrested on a domestic violence charge while he was on probation in three different felony cases. Client was looking at substantial time in prison if he did not get acquitted of the new domestic violence charge. The Police reports indicated that Client’s girlfriend called the police and told the police that Client had body slammed her 6 – 7 times. The police arrested the Client based on her representations that he had beat her. Once Joel Mann started working on the case, he met with the Client in jail and discussed the case with him. During the conversation Joel was able to determine that there was significant issues to be used in trial. Joel put the case on calendar and invoked the Client’s Constitutional right to a Speedy Trial. Within two weeks a trial was conducted before the Las Vegas Justice of the Peace. During trial, Joel was able to get the Client’s girlfriend to admit that she had made up the accusation because she found what she believed was a receipt indicating that Client was cheating on her. After listening to Joel Mann cross-examine her, the Judge determined that the so called “victim” was in fact lying and found the Client NOT GUILTY. The Judge was so upset that Joel Mann was able to expose the girlfriends lies that the Judge called the girlfriend in and threatened to throw her in jail for lying. Within one week after the Client’s acquittal Joel was able to get all his felony probations reinstated and Client released from jail. Client is now walking around and no longer looking at 9 years in prison.
Charge: Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance
with Intent to Sell
Result: Dismissed Date: September 2012 Court: North Las Vegas Justice Court
Details: Client went to the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) with some friends. The Police believed that once client was inside he started to offer ecstasy to other people for sale. Client was arrested on the spot and was found with several ecstasy pills along with marijuana on him. He was taken to the Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) where he remained for several days. His family hired Joel Mann, and within hours he was able to be released from jail. Joel sat down with the client and was able to determine where the State had weaknesses in the case. Joel was able to use this weakness in negotiating a dismissal. Client had to complete counseling, pay a fine, and stay out of trouble. Because of Joel’s negotiation the case was dismissed and the client is now sealing his record.
Charge: DUI 1st Offense Result: Reduced: Reckless Driving Date: August 2012 Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
Details: Client had struck the center median of Flamingo. His car was wrecked and he was sitting in the middle of the road with a bloody hand and blood clothes. The Officer’s immediately suspected alcohol and started the field sobriety tests on the Defendant. Police policed they had probable cause to do a breath test. Client blew a .280 (over three times the legal limit). When the client came to see Joel he knew his situation was impossible. He was about to lose everything he worked for, he was in the military and a DUI conviction would end his military career. The Defendant was about to be deployed to Afghanistan, and a trial would end his ability to fight for his country. Joel Mann was able to successfully delay the case for over a year for the Defendant to return to the United States. Once he was back, Joel Mann negotiated with the prosecutor and was able to get a DUI conviction off the table. Thanks to Joel the Defendant will be able to keep his military career with the reckless driving negotiation.
Charge: Battery Strangulation Result: Dismissed Date: July 2012 Court: Henderson Justice Court
Details: Client was arrested and accused of strangling a girlfriend of his. The police believed that he was out at a bar drinking with his friend, they got into an argument and she went back to his house. Once they were back there the argument got more heated. She wanted to leave the house even though she was very drunk. The police believed that the Defendant tried to stop her from leaving the house and he was strangling her in order to stop her from leaving. When Joel met with the Defendant, he was very distraught as he had never been in trouble before and stated that this was all a big misunderstanding. Joel investigated the case, reviewed the police reports, and spoke with the prosecutor. Joel was able to convince the prosecutor that the police got the facts wrong and that the Defendant was innocent of the alleged charges. Joel Mann was able to get the prosecutor to agree to drop all the charges at the next Court hearing. The Defendant was able to save his job and is now sealing his record to keep any reference of this arrest off his record.
Charge: Solicitation of Prostitution Result: Dismissed Date: August 2011 Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
Details: Client was arrested while visiting Las Vegas. He was staying the night at the Planet Hollywood Casino when he decided to go to one of the casino bars. While getting a drink at the casino bar he struck up a conversation with an attractive woman. The conversation went on for a while and there was a lot of flirting back and forth. The woman surprised the client by asking him if he was looking to have a little fun. The answer was of course what did she have in mind. She went on to tell him that she would do things for him. Being interested he inquired further and she explained that there would be a cost. He explained to her that he was not interested at this time but would take her number if he would become interested later. She pushed further about when he would call, when they could meet up, etc. He agreed to go and talk about more of the details in his room if she was interested. They started walking to the elevators and when he got to the elevators he was arrested by a vice team that was waiting. The woman was obviously an undercover cop and had just nabbed one of many people for solicitation of prostitution. Client hired Joel to represent him on this extremely embarrassing situation. Client was desperate not to have any conviction associated with this type of arrest. Joel talked to the prosecutor and was able to get the case dismissed with a small fine and one class. Client was then able to seal his record and have the entire incident removed from his record.
Charge: DUI Second Offense Result: Dismissed Date: April 2011 Court: Las Vegas Municipal Court
Details: Client was found in the middle of the road with two flat tires after hitting the median. Concerned citizens call 911 regarding car in the middle of the road without hazards. Client is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. On the day of the trial, the prosecutor moves for a continuance as an essential witness is not available. Judge was about to grant the continuance when Joel Mann discovered that there was an error in the prosecutor’s subpoena. Joel was able to argue right then and there that the law did not allow for the prosecutor to be granted a continuance and that his client’s case should be dismissed. Prosecutor tried to correct the mistake but Joel’s legal argument trumped anything the prosecutor could do. Because Joel’s was able to find the constitutional due process violation his client case was dismissed.
Charge: Drawing and passing a bad check
/ Casino Marker Theft
Result: Dismissed (twice) Date: March 2011 Court: District Court
Details: Client was a long time gambler at the Wynn Casino. He knew Steve Wynn and was given casino markers by his top advisers. He was considered a high level gambler and would come to Las Vegas to gambles 100 of thousands of dollars. As with everyone in this country the economy went bad and he was suddenly no longer able to pay his casino debt. He tried to negotiate with the Wynn on his own but with no success. The Wynn sent the case to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office and requested prosecution on the bad debt. Before being arrested the Defendant hired Joel Mann to help him with his Casino Marker case. Joel was able to arrange the Las Vegas Justice of the Peace to quash his arrest warrant and let him be processed without being in custody. As the case was ready for preliminary hearing Joel was able to get the case dismissed in the Las Vegas Justice Court. The DA wanted to prosecute the Defendant, so they took the case to the Clark County Grand Jury. The Jury not hearing all of he evidence returned a true bill and indicted the Defendant. Up in District Court, Joel Mann was able to convince the District Court Judge that the State of Nevada and the Clark County District Attorney’s Office failed to follow the law and improperly indicted his client. With his legal ability he was able to get the Casino Marker Indictment dismissed against his client.
Charge: Battery with a Deadly Weapon Result: Dismissed Date: September 2010 Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
Details: Client was arrested outside of the MGM Resort and Casino for Battery with a Deadly Weapon. Police alleged that client had attacked a man who was selling items near the casino with a broken beer bottle. The police found the man with large gashes in his head and arms that needed medical attention. Client remained in custody and went before the Justice of the Peace, where she was appointed a Public Defender. Client remained in custody. Client’s mother called the Law Office of Joel Mann and ultimately hired Joel to help her daughter. Joel immediately went and visited client in the Clark County Detention Center (CCDC). While visiting, Joel determined that there was a self-defense issue. He took pictures of the client to document her injuries. Joel went to the prosecutor and, within a few days of being hired, the client was out of custody and the case was dismissed.
Charge: Driving Under the Influence Result: Reduced: Reckless Driving Date: September 2010 Court: Henderson Municipal Court
Details: Client was seen driving the wrong direction on Boulder Highway. The Henderson Police Department got in front of the car and pulled Client over. While on the side of the road, the Police Officer determined that he believed Client was under the influence. Client was arrested and a blood test was taken. His blood alcohol content was found to be .099. Client desperately needed his license and could not have a DUI conviction on his record or he would lose his job. Despite the dangerous driving, Joel was able to find defenses and had the case reduced to a reckless driving charge. At the DMV hearing Joel again was able to prevail and had Client's license reinstated.
Charge: Driving Under the Influence Result: Reduced: Reckless Driving Date: October 2010 Court: Henderson Municipal Court
Details: An officer with the Henderson Police Department reported that he arrested our client for DUI because our client: (1) failed the nystagmus test (initial eye test); (2) had a "distinct odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person"; and (3) "demonstrated clues of impairment" during the roadside agility exercises. Client chose to do a blood test and was ultimately found with a blood alcohol amount of .16. Joel Mann was able to find strong legal defenses to the case. Joel Mann was able to get the client to complete DUI School and the victim impact panel class as well as pay a small fine. Once that was complete, the case was reduced to a reckless driving. Joel was also able to successfully save client’s license from being suspended at the DMV.
Charge: Battery Constituting Domestic Violence Result: Dismissed Date: October 2010 Court: Las Vegas Municipal Court
Details: Client had been in a fight with his wife when the police were called by a neighbor. The police came and saw the injuries on client’s wife and arrested client. Client came to Joel Mann and hired him to represent him on the Domestic Violence charges. Joel took the case to trial, and, before the case was tried, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case.
Charge: Battery Constituting Domestic Violence Result: Acquitted Date: June 2010 Court: Las Vegas Municipal Court
Details: Client had broken up with his girlfriend a couple of months prior. She was not taking the break up well and wanted to get back at Client. She called the police and told them that she had been severely beaten by Client as she came home from work. Police went to Client’s house in the middle of the night and arrested him. Client went to trial and presented several alibi witnesses. However, the Judge ultimately decided that the Client was guilty. Joel disagreed with the Court’s ruling and appealed the case. Joel won the appeal and received a new trial. Joel got the previous Judge removed from the case and had the case tried before a new Judge. The new Judge heard the evidence and acquitted the Defendant of the charge.
Charge: Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance Result: Dismissed Date: April 2010 Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
Details: Client was visiting Las Vegas with friends for a birthday weekend. On the way to the pool at the Hard Rock Casino, they were searched by hotel security. Client was found with cocaine and ecstasy in her purse. Client was taken to the hotel security office where she remained for several hours. When Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrived, she confessed that the drugs were hers and that she was planning on using the drugs for personal use. Joel Mann was able to go to the prosecutor and talk about the case with the prosecutor. He was able to convince the prosecutor that they had some legal problems with the case and that the client had never been in trouble. Joel Mann was able to get the case ultimately dismissed.
Charge: Robbery with use of a Deadly Weapon,
Kidnapping with Use of Deadly Weapon,
Battery with use of a Deadly Weapon
Result: Reversed Date: April 2010 Court: District Court
Details: Client was represented by another attorney and went to trial. The Jury convicted the Client of Kidnapping and Robbery. The Judge sentenced him to multiple life sentences and consecutive sentences. Joel was appointed by the Court to appeal the Client’s convictions. Joel took the case to the Nevada Supreme Court and convinced the Court that the Client was wrongly convicted. The Court reversed the conviction and remanded the case back to the District Court for a new trial. In preparation for the new trial, Joel negotiated the case so the client was able to be released from prison within one year. Client plead guilty to one count of robbery and was scheduled to be paroled in early 2011. Client is no longer facing life in prison.
Charge: Battery Constituting Domestic Violence Result: Acquitted Date: March 2010 Court: Las Vegas Municipal Court
Details: Client had been in a fight with his girlfriend. They were breaking up, and she was extremely upset with him. She was breaking all of his things in his house. He tried to escort his girlfriend out of the house but she ended up falling on some broken items. She was injured and when the police arrived they assumed that Client was the primary physical aggressor. They arrested him and charged him with Battery Constituting Domestic Violence. Joel took the case to trial and was able to present witnesses and evidence that convinced the Judge that the girlfriend was lying about what happened. Client was acquitted of all charges.

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