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Dismissed

Open and Gross Lewdness, Lewdness With a Minor Under 14 Years of Age
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Court: Nye County Justice Court
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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.

Dismissed

Misdemeanor Battery Constituting Domestic Violence
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Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
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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.

Honorable Discharge

Probation Violation for Felony Credit Card Fraud
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Court: District Court
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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.

Reversed

Federal Ex-Felon in Possession of a Firearm
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Court: Ninth Circuit Appellate Court
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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 ultimately 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.

Dismissed

Misdemeanor and Probation Violation
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Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
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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.

Dismissed

Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Misdemeanor Battery
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Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
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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.

Reduced

Felony Unlawful Acts Regarding Computers
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Court: Las Vegas Justice Court
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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.

Reduced Misdemeanor Battery

Attempted Murder, Battery with Substantial Bodily Harm with a Deadly Weapon
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Court: Goodsprings Justice Court
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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.

Acquitted and Reinstated

Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence and Felony, Revocation of Probation
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Court: Las Vegas Justice Court and Clark County District Court
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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.

Dismissed

Felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell
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Court: North Las Vegas Justice Court
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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.

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