Violent Crime Charges in Las Vegas
Arrests for violent crimes is becoming more frequent. Part of the increase in the arrests is how Nevada laws have been written to define what may be considered a violent crime. Being convicted or even arrested for a violent crime can have long lasting impacts on not only your freedom but your life as well.
A person convicted of a violent crime may lose their immigration status, their right to own a gun, their right to vote, or other significant civil rights. In some instances even being arrested is enough to lose your right to own a gun. Examples of violent crimes in Las Vegas include but are not limited to:
If you or someone you know has been charged with any of the above crimes, you need to retain an experienced Nevada attorney immediately. Depending on the circumstances and facts of your case, these crimes could be felony or federal offenses which carry a harsher range of punishments.
Las Vegas Violent Crimes Attorney
Joel M. Mann is a criminal defense attorney committed to aggressively defending you against violent crime charges in Las Vegas. Currently, Joel Mann is representing clients charged with a wide assortment of crimes in Las Vegas and Clark County.
He has handled numerous violent crime cases including murder, kidnapping, robbery, sexual assault/rape, child abuse, domestic violence, etc. If you or a loved one has been arrested or is being investigated for a violent crime, contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation with attorney Joel Mann.
Murder Under Nevada Law
NRS 200.010 defines murder as “the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought either expressed or implied. This definition means that the prosecution must prove a person acted with intent and premeditation in order to be convicted of murder.
Nevada breaks down homicide into different degrees as follows:
- First Degree Murder
- Second Degree Murder
- Third Degree Murder (involuntary manslaughter)
- Voluntary Manslaughter
- Other Murder Charges (ex: Vehicular Manslaughter)
Manslaughter Under Nevada Law
A charge of manslaughter is less serious than a charge for murder. Manslaughter is defined in NRS 200.040 as the unlawful killing of a human being, without malice and without any deliberation. For the charge of manslaughter to apply, one of the following elements need to apply to the killing:
- The killing was voluntary
- The killing occurred due to a sudden heat of passion
- The killing was caused by a provocation that made the passion irresistible
- The killing occurred during the commission of an unlawful act
- The killing occurred during a lawful act performed without due caution or circumspection.
Involuntary manslaughter is defined in NRS 200.070 as the killing of a human being, without the intent to kill the person. The distinctions between the degrees of murder and manslaughter are confusing. You need to hire Joel Mann, an experienced Las Vegas criminal defense attorney to fight the charges against you.
Robbery Under Nevada Law
Robbery happens when violence and intimidation is used to take someone else’s property. In the cases where weapons are used such as guns or knives, the robbery charge can be elevated to an aggravated robbery or an armed robbery.
Under Nevada law, NRS 200.380 robbery is defined as the unlawful taking of person property from the person of another, or in his presence, against his will, by means of force or violence or fear of injury, immediate or future, to his person or property, or the he person or property of a member of his family, or of anyone in his company at the time of the robbery.
A taking is by means of force of fear if force or fear is used to:
- Obtain or retain possession of the property
- Prevent or overcome resistance to the taking
- Facilitate escape
It is necessary to consult a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney if you are accused of robbery. A robbery is considered a Category B felony and is punishable in state prison for 2 to 15 years depending on the aggravating and mitigating circumstances. Do not let a robbery conviction ruin your life. Call the Law Office of Joel M. Mann, an experienced criminal defense attorney, to fight the allegations against you.
Kidnapping Under Nevada Law
By law, NRS 200.310 defines kidnapping as the act of taking an individual from one location to another without their consent or against their will. In addition, a person can also be charged with kidnapping without actually having to take a person from one place to another.
Instead, confining a person to a controlled space can also qualify as abduction. The consequences for this criminal act are serious. If convicted, a person is facing a mandatory prison sentence of 5 years to life in prison. It is important that anybody charged with an abduction crime have a lawyer who will do what is required to get the best possible outcome for their client.
There are many technical and legal aspects of a kidnapping case that an experienced criminal defense lawyer will be able to navigate. Call the Law Office of Joel M. Mann for your free consultation.
There are different degrees of kidnapping:
- First Degree Kidnapping
- Second Degree Kidnapping
- Child Custody Kidnapping
- Kidnapping with the use of a deadly weapon
- False Imprisonment
Attorney Joel M. Mann has experience dealing with kidnapping cases as well as other violent crimes.
Possible Punishments for Violent Crimes in Nevada
The range of punishment varies by the circumstances of the violent crime. Some of the following punishments might be imposed for violent crimes committed in Nevada:
- Death Penalty
- Community Service
- Court ordered counseling
- Court ordered anger management
There are also indirect consequences after the state punishment is over. With a violent crime conviction on your record, you might have limited educational and job opportunities. You might be able to get your record sealed or expunged, but that option is not available to everyone.
It is very important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after you have been accused of a crime. Your attorney can assess your case, lay out the possible options, and try to mitigate the consequences of criminal charges for you.
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Nevada Violent Crimes Attorney
Joel Mann believes the attorney-client relationship is a partnership, and he is committed to being an advocate for you in your criminal case. His office will be available to you and provide quality criminal defense representation. The Law Office of Joel M. Mann has successfully defended clients with all types of criminal defense cases, including misdemeanors and felonies.
If you or someone you know is facing a violent crime charge in Las Vegas, contact the Law Office of Joel M. Mann for a free legal consultation. Joel Mann is a dedicated Las Vegas criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to working for a resolution to your violent crimes case.