Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer

Joel M. Mann
July 3, 2020

If you have been arrested in las vegas your best defense is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Getting legal help is critical to ensure a defendant’s rights are protected.

Criminal Defense Attorney Joel Mann
Author Bio:

Joel M. Mann is an experienced criminal defense attorney. Joel received a B.A. degree in political science from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, in 1997 and headed to Washington, D.C. to work for members of Congress and political organizations. After Joel earned his J.D. in 2002, he worked in the Appellate Division of the Clark County District Attorney’s… Read More

If you have been arrested in Las Vegas your best defense is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. I have the experience and the legal skills to get you the best results possible. I started this law firm in 2006. I serve clients in Las Vegas and throughout Clark County. I represent people in state courts and federal courts. I am one of only a few that have been sworn in before the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the years, I have helped clients get their charges dismissed or reduced and obtained relief for them at the trial and appellate levels. I will work hard to help you avoid fines, jail time, keep your license, and, above all, keep your records clean.

What Should You Do If Charged With a Crime?

Talk to a Criminal Defense Lawyer as soon as you are able to if you or someone you know have been arrested or charged with a crime. Getting legal help is critical to ensure a defendant’s rights are protected. A person may be charged with a crime before they are arrested. If this happens, a judge will issue a warrant for the person’s arrest. If the police find you, they will arrest you. The police must give you a copy of the warrant that states the charge for which you are being arrested.

Regardless of why you are arrested, you must know that you have the constitutional right to:

  • Remain silent
  • Have an attorney to represent you

Before you make any statement to a police officer make sure you or a family member contact a criminal defense attorney. We will make sure your rights are fully protected. If you were denied these rights at any time, your criminal defense lawyer needs to know this. Know that if you decide to speak to law enforcement, your statements may be misconstrued. This means they will likely be used against you. Your side of the story can best be told through your attorney.


How Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help Me?

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I have been trained to investigate and find elements of cases that are unique. I look for factors to use that can reduce a conviction of a potential crime. I will organize and present the facts in a manner that best supports a winning legal argument.

Just as important as being experienced you need;

  • Knowledge of the criminal law system
  • Outstanding negotiating skills
  • Be able to access important resources


Should I hire a criminal defense attorney?

If you are being charged with a crime you should hire an attorney. A good attorney will be your best chance at getting charges reduced, a lesser penalty or even getting your case dismissed. The cost of an attorney is far less than the cost of having a criminal record.

When should I hire a criminal defense attorney?

It would be best to have an attorney from the moment you get arrested. While this is usually not possible, you should attempt to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after being released after your arrest. This is especially true if you are facing a more serious criminal allegation. In most cases, however, you will be let out and receive a date on which your arraignment takes place. An arraignment is a hearing in which you hear what you are being charged with and are given a chance to plead guilty or not guilty. You may have a chance to meet with the prosecutor. It would be beneficial for you to have an attorney with you at this point.

Is it better to hire a local attorney?

Trusting your case to a local attorney has many advantages. A local attorney will most likely have experience with local courts which will give them the privilege of understanding the rules of the local court better than a visiting attorney.

Can a lawyer appear on my behalf in court?

Depending on the charge you are facing your attorney may or may not appear in court without you.


Know that if you hire me I will not pass your case to a paralegal. I will be handling your defense from start to finish. With every client I make sure to;

  • Thoroughly explain your charges and possible defenses.
  • Return your calls and answer your questions.
  • Listen closely to you and understand your goals.
  • Work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
  • Protect Your Rights During Investigation
  • Seek Your Release From Custody
  • Demand And Analyze The Prosecution’s Evidence
  • Pursue Relief For You Through Pretrial Motions
  • Explore Your Diversionary Program Options
  • Negotiate A Fair Plea Agreement
  • Advise You On Whether To Accept A Plea Or Go To Trial
  • Fight Aggressively For You In The Courtroom
  • Minimize Your Punishment
  • Handle All Post-trial Matters
  • I will be right by your side, fighting for you and protecting your rights at every stage of the criminal process.

Don’t wait to get help. Get your defense started today. Call or reach me online for a free consultation.


What Types of Cases Do I Take?

I concentrate exclusively on criminal defense. Because of this focus, I have a deep understanding of how the criminal justice system works in Nevada’s state and federal courts.

I represent both adults and juveniles in cases involving:


Unlike many criminal defense lawyers in Las Vegas, I represent clients beyond the trial court level. I also assist clients with criminal defense appeals and also helps people to get their criminal records sealed. From the moment you are under investigation or arrested for a crime, you need to know what your rights are and what you could be facing. Contact me a call as soon as possible.