Client was charged with soliciting prostitution. Client was wrapped up in a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sting where they caught people on camera trying to solicit prostitution. Client was distraught as he swears he did not do anything wrong and the mere accusations were causing negative impacts on his life. Client hired Joel Mann and the office went to work on finding out the details of the so-called sting. It turns out that there were significant problems with how the undercover operation was conducted. Joel found the flaws in the operation and was able to determine that the Client had not made any specific advancements to engage in prostitution. Based on Joel’s analysis, the Court dismissed the case. Client was thrilled and is now starting the process of sealing his record.
Client was charged with striking a security guard at a local casino. Client was very upset and did not feel that she should have been charged with a crime. When coming into our office, Joel explained the delicate nature of the Nevada law on battery. The client soon became aware of what she had done wrong and why she was being charged with battery. Joel did not stop fighting for her. Joel went out and discussed her background and the situation with the District Attorney. After the discussion, Joel was able to get the case dismissed with very minor steps needed from the Client. Client was extremely happy that she did not have to give up her career for a lapse in judgment in Las Vegas.
Client was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. Client came to Joel thinking that her career and life were over after being arrested for battery constituting domestic violence involving her boyfriend. Joel sat down with the client and reassured her from the very moment that the circumstances were not as bad as it originally seemed. Client was upset because she could not remember what happened and did not believe that she could ever hurt her boyfriend. Joel vigorously prepared for her trial and was ready on the day of trial. On the Trial date, Joel started showing the prosecutor the weaknesses in his case and was able to get the case negotiated to a dismissal. Client was relieved that she would not have this incident ruin her life.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.