Defense Attorney for Misdemeanor Offenses in Las Vegas
Nevada law defines a misdemeanor as a crime punishable by up to 6 months or less in jail and a fine not to exceed $1,000. A misdemeanor is less severe than a felony, which carries a potential jail sentence of 1 year or more. A misdemeanor can be as simple as a traffic ticket or as serious as battery constituting domestic violence. Some misdemeanors have mandatory jail time imposed if a person is convicted, while other misdemeanors carry only a fine. To help reduce your potential fines or jail time, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Las Vegas misdemeanor attorney to defend your rights.
The Law Office of Joel M. Mann is committed to aggressively defending you against Las Vegas Misdemeanor Charges. Even though a misdemeanor is not as serious as a felony, a misdemeanor conviction can still have a serious impact on your life. In some instances, being convicted of a misdemeanor will prevent you from owning a firearm, may suspend your driver’s license, can require you to register as a sex offender, and can have a significant impact should you ever face federal charges. Having good representation means you will be aware of these potential pitfalls and more than likely avoid them.
Attorney Joel Mann represents clients charged with misdemeanors in Las Vegas and throughout Clark County. Contact Mr. Mann immediately if you have a felony arrest or conviction at (702) 474-6266 to discuss your case.
Misdemeanor Criminal Charges in Nevada
In the state of Nevada, a misdemeanor trial is conducted before a judge, not a jury. The prosecutor still has to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, but it is the judge who decides whether the prosecutor has met their burden.
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Misdemeanor Trial Jurisdictions and Municipal Courts
In Las Vegas, there are several different jurisdictions that hear misdemeanor trials. If a misdemeanor allegedly occurred within the city limits of Las Vegas, then the City of Las Vegas would prosecute the case and the case would be heard in the Las Vegas Municipal Court.
The other Clark County municipalities are Boulder City, Henderson, Laughlin, Mesquite, and North Las Vegas. If a misdemeanor allegedly occurred in Clark County, and not in a municipality, then the Clark County District Attorney’s Office would normally prosecute the case in District Court.
Las Vegas Municipal Court
Boulder City Municipal Court
Henderson Municipal Court
Laughlin Justice Court
Mesquite Municipal Court
North Las Vegas Municipal Court
Common Misdemeanor Charges in Las Vegas
Generally misdemeanors in Nevada are punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 6 months, or by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by both fine and imprisonment.
These common misdemeanors do not have to negatively impact your life. Get assistance from The Law Office of Joel M. Mann if you or someone you know has been charged with a misdemeanor.
A gross misdemeanor is a severe version of a regular misdemeanor. Usually several convictions for the same misdemeanor can elevate the offense to a gross misdemeanor which ranks right below the felony category of crimes in Nevada. Examples of gross misdemeanors:
The penalty for a person convicted of a gross misdemeanor is imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 1 year, or by a fine of not more than $2,000 or both imprisonment and fines. Gross misdemeanor trials are conducted before a jury. The process is identical to how a felony is handled.
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Nevada Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
Are you or someone you know currently facing misdemeanor criminal charges in Las Vegas, Nevada? Contact the Law Office of Joel Mann for a free legal consultation. Joel Mann is a knowledgeable Las Vegas defense attorney who is dedicated to working to aggressively fight the charges and protect his clients rights in misdemeanor cases.
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