Hotel and Casino Arrests
Millions of individuals visit Las Vegas every year to relax and have fun. The main draws in this city are its world-class hotels and casinos that have accommodated guests for the past 50 years. These institutions are on the cutting edge of architecture, food and entertainment. Considering their popularity, there are inevitably going to be legal issues that arise.
These can range from disorderly conduct, to writing bad checks, to even violent crimes like assault. The state of Nevada even has laws that make failure to pay a casino marker a felony offense. Considering the commonality of such offenses, law enforcement and security is always vigilant when it comes to identifying and arresting alleged offenders. If you have been accused of a criminal offense in a casino or hotel in Las Vegas, it is important that you take the proper steps to resolve a potentially volatile situation.
The most effective way of doing so is working side by side with a capable defense lawyer who has the experience, knowledge and courtroom ability to professionally and productively defend you throughout the entire criminal process.
Las Vegas Casino Arrest Attorney
The Law Office of Joel M. Mann is committed to helping individuals who have been accused of a crime in Nevada and are in need to professional and proactive legal representation. He is committed to providing excellent client service while handling every aspect of your case.
Not only will Joel gather evidence, interview witnesses and develop a strong defense strategy, he will also be available at all times to answer questions and keep you well informed. This is an important trait for a lawyer that many do not consider until it is too late. It is hard to find defense attorneys who are concerned with more than the bottom line, so having a legal resource that is just as committed to you as he is to his practice is a valuable and necessary part of working toward a favorable resolution.
Joel Mann has made it a career goal of his to not allow his clients to have their rights compromised by a legal process that can be prone to subjective statements and unfair practices. Without your constitutional rights, you are powerless against authority. Joel has developed his practice around protecting his clients from the abuse of power while focusing on providing productive and legally sound representation.
The Law Office of Joel M. Mann proudly serves individuals throughout Las Vegas and Clark County who have been accused of criminal activity in a hotel or casino. If you have been charged with a crime, Joel offers free consultations to go over the details of your case and find solutions. To schedule a risk-free consultation, please call $phone or send and online message today.
Common Hotel and Casino Crimes
There a many different criminal offenses that could occur in a casino or hotel while in Las Vegas. Some of the more common include:
- Larceny – Nevada law has two classifications for theft: petit larceny and grand larceny. According to NRS §205.240 and §205.220, a person is guilty of larceny if they intentionally steal, take, lead away or drive away, personal goods, bedding, furniture or other property; If they use a card or other device to withdraw or transfer money they are not entitled to; Or if they intentionally steal, take or lead away livestock or other domesticated animals owned by another. The offense is considered petit theft if the value of the good or property is below $650, and grand larceny if the goods or property is above $650. Petit larceny is a Misdemeanor, whereas grand larceny is a category C Felony.
- Breach of Peace – Otherwise known as disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct, NRS §203.010 states that a person is guilty of breach of peace if they maliciously or willfully disturb the peace or quiet of any neighborhood or person or family by loud or unusual noises, or by tumultuous and offensive conduct, threatening, quarreling, challenging to fight or fighting. Any person accused of this offense will be charged with a Misdemeanor.
- Resisting Arrest – According to §199.280, a person commits the offense of resisting arrest if they willfully resist, delay or obstruct a public officer from discharging or attempting to discharge any legal duty of his or her office. This includes trying to flee, not staying still while being handcuffed or verbally abusing the officer as they try to speak with you or give orders. An individual accused of this crime will be charged with a misdemeanor. If a firearm is used, or the individual takes an officers firearm, the charge will be a category C Felony.
- Bad Checks – Under NRS §205.130 the crime of passing a bad check is defined as a person willfully passes a check knowing there is insufficient funds in the account to cover the amount of the check. A person who is accused of using a bad check will be charged with a Misdemeanor. If the amount of the check is more than $650, it is considered a category D Felony.
Penalties for Nevada Hotel and Casino Crimes
Nevada has a somewhat unique categorization of crimes. Rather than felony and misdemeanor charges, the state designates three categories, which are misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and felonies. The presumptive penalties are as follows:
- Misdemeanor – Up to $1,000 in fines and / or up to six months in jail (193.150).
- Gross Misdemeanor – Up to $2,000 in fines and / or up to 1 year in jail (193.140).
- Category E Felony – One to four years in prison and / or fines of up to $5,000, with many of these offenses eligible for probation (193.130)
- Category D Felony – One to four years in prison and / or fines of up to $5,000 (193.130).
- Category C Felony – One to five years in prison and / or up to $10,000 in fines (193.130).
- Category B Felony – One to twenty years in prison and / or up to $10,000 (193.130).
- Category A Felony – Life in prison (possible death sentence for murder cases).
Law Vegas Hotels and Casinos
There are 122 reported casinos in the city of Las Vegas. This is in addition to the hundreds of hotels that make up the 62,000 rooms in the city. Some of the most popular of these tourist destinations are:
- MGM Grand
- New York New York
- Golden Nugget
- Caesar’s Place
- Mandalay Bay
- Hard Rock
- Treasure Island
Contact Our Clark County Casino Arrest Lawyer
An arrest in Las Vegas can be a complicated and difficult situation for anyone. The most important thing you can do for yourself is figure out your legal options by speaking with a qualified Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer who has the experience necessary to effectively advise you. Joel Mann has been working with individuals and families to solve their legal issues for many years now, and will draw on this extensive familiarity with the Nevada criminal code to provide professional and productive representation.
His understanding of how law enforcement and casino security operate, allows Joel to hold all the individuals involved in the allegation accountable for following procedure and taking proper action. Any misstep by law enforcement or the prosecution could mean the difference between and jail sentence and exoneration. This detail-oriented and exhaustive approach has enabled Joel Mann to successfully argue many hotel and casino cases up to this point.
If you have been arrested in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin or Paradise (among others) please call phone or send an online message today. By calling you can set up a free and confidential consultation to go over the details of your case with Joel Mann. Now is the time to solve you legal problems. Call today.