Las Vegas Arrests

Thousands of people are arrested each year in Las Vegas, Nevada including residents of Las Vegas and tourists visiting Las Vegas. These arrests can range from minor misdemeanors to felonies with strict penalties. The facts of every arrest are different, and it is critical to hire an experienced Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer in order to receive the least amount of punishment possible.

The Law Office of Joel M. Mann will work with you directly to accomplish the best outcome for your particular charge.

Possible Types of Arrests in Las Vegas, Nevada:

Arrested in Las Vegas

Being arrested can be a very devastating and frightening experience. It is imperative to have someone on your side that can counsel you and make the incident less painful. Call Joel M. Mann (702) 474-6266 to schedule a consultation of your case.

Penalties for Being Arrested in Las Vegas

There are a wide of range of penalties in Las Vegas Nevada, depending on the type of offense you are charged with.

For example, Misdemeanor penalties can range from a fine up to $1,000 and/or up to six (6) months in jail.

Gross Misdemeanors are more severe, and can include a jail sentence up to one (1) year in jail and/or fines up to $2,000.

Felonies impose the harshest punishments on offenders with prison sentences ranging from one (1) year to life in prison and/or fines varying from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on the category of felony your alleged offense falls under.

  • Category E Felony: Prison sentence from 1 to 4 years and/or fines up to $5,000.
  • Category D Felony: Punishable by 1 to 4 years in prison and/or fines up to $5,000.
  • Category C Felony: Prison time from 1 to 5 years in prison and/or fines up to $10,000.
  • Category B Felony: Punishment varies from 1 to 20 years in prison and fine amounts depending on the offense.
  • Category A Felony: Punishable by life in prison, life sentence without parole, or the death penalty.

More information Felony Charges in Las Vegas

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Common Laws Leading to Arrests in Las Vegas

Solicitation (NRS 201.354) – many people believe prostitution or solicitation is legal in Clark County, Las Vegas. However, it is only permitted in licensed houses of prostitution in rural areas of Nevada outside Clark County, like the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Pahrump.

DUI – 484C.110 describes the unlawful acts and penalties for driving under the influence in Nevada. While driving in Las Vegas, your blood alcohol content cannot equal or exceed .08.

Casino Markers and Fraud – NRS 205.090, 205.130, 205.380 and 616D.300 all pertain to failing to pay your outstanding debts in Vegas or perpetrating fraud or forgery in Las Vegas.

What To Do if You Are Arrested in Las Vegas

Do not disclose any information about the offense to the arresting officer without an attorney present, it is important to invoke your constitutional right to remain silent, and contact our law office right away. Just tell the officer you are invoking your right to remain silent and you want to contact your attorney. However, if you were arrested, but did not invoke your right, it’s not too late to contact the Law Office of Joel M. Mann at (702) 474-6266.


Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

3141 Sunrise Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
(702) 828-3111

Las Vegas Municipal Court at the Regional Justice Center

200 Lewis Avenue
First Floor
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 382-6878

Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Las Vegas Arrest Attorney

If you have been arrested in Las Vegas, contact the Law Office of Joel M. Mann to discuss the particular facts of your case, and your possible defenses. There are many options to reduce or eliminate your charges, and finding an aggressive attorney is your best option to avoid severe punishment.

Lawyer Joel Mann is an experienced criminal defense attorney, and will aggressively fight for your rights. Contact Joel Mann at (702) 474-6266 for a free consultation about your arrest in Las Vegas.