The client was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Client lived next door to a neighbor that was not acting appropriately. Client went over to confront the neighbor with a gun the client always carries. The client was arrested and taken to jail. The client had never been in trouble before and was extremely concerned about the client’s future. They hired Joel Mann and he got to work. Through the gathering of evidence it became apparent that the client upon knocking on the door, the neighbor immediately attacked the client. At the moment of being attacked, the client attempt to get her weapon out in self-defense. Joel went to the District Attorney with this evidence and made it clear that the case was not a good case. The District Attorney agreed and ultimately dismissed the matter.
Gun / Firearm / Weapon Charges
Client was accused of firing several shots from his truck shooting at a group of people standing in front of a bar. One of the people standing there was shot in the stomach and needed medical attention. Client was arrested and was extremely distraught about what had happened. Client lost his security clearance job when he was arrested and was concerned about his freedom let alone that he would not be able to find work again. Client and his girlfriend met with Joel in his office and discussed the case in great detail. Over several meetings with Joel, Joel was able to ascertain the whole story of what happened. After obtaining several witnesses and preparing for the long arduous preliminary hearing, Joel was able to avoid a trial and negotiate a very favorable deal with the prosecutor. Client was looking at a potential maximum sentence of 6 to 47 years in the Nevada Department of Corrections. Joel was able to get the Client probation with the possibility that his felony would be reduced to a gross-misdemeanor.
Client was charged with the serious offense of assault with a deadly weapon. Client was accused of pointing a semi-automatic weapon at the so-called victim while driving along the freeway. When Client came into hire Joel, he was distraught that this charge and a possible conviction would severely impact his life. Client had never been in trouble before and was a responsible gun owner. Joel listened to his situation and started from the beginning to work through this case with the Client. Client stated that there was a road rage incident where the other vehicle kept cutting him off. He became scared and feared for his life. Listening to Client’s story, Joel was able to obtain video that mostly supported the Client’s position. Based on this information, Joel was successful at convincing the Chief Deputy District Attorney to reduce Client’s charge down from a serious felony to a misdemeanor.
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.
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.