Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Adam Solinger is a born jurist. As early as his undergraduate years at University of Redlands (where he made Dean's List four times), Adam conducted extensive legal research on such monumental issues as physician aid-in-dying and marijuana legalization. He even was the primary research assistant on a medical marijuana academic paper that was presented at Oxford University in 2010.
But it was during Adam's law school days at UNLV's Boyd School of Law (where he graduated cum laude) that he truly forged his devotion to criminal defense. As an extern with the Clark County Public Defender's Office, he helped represent hundreds of defendants facing high fines and jail time, often winning significant charge reductions and even case dismissals on their behalf. And as an extern to a Clark County District Judge, he received an invaluable “backstage view” of how justice is administered and which courtroom styles prove most effective. Adam also found time to excel at Moot Court and Client Counseling competitions, which further honed his advocacy skills that he now wields for the benefit of our clients.
Not Guilty verdict for Violation of Protection Order
City v. N.S. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2017)
In our client's bench trial for an alleged violation of a temporary protection order (TPO), the prosecutor refused to call the cop who issued the TPO. Adam argued that this violated our client's right to confront his accuser. The judge agreed, and our client was acquitted.
City v. R.M. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2017)
Our client faced DUI charges. Adam produced physician's records in court that suggested our client was suffering from a medical episode at the time, and the City Attorney agreed to dismiss the case.
Battery Domestic Violence dismissed
State v. A.P. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)
Our client was accused of battery domestic violence by her dad. The state made a plea bargain offer where our client could plead to a lesser battery account, but ultimately we requested a trial. But on the trial date, no witnesses for the state appeared. The charge was dismissed.
Exploitation of vulnerable/older person dismissed
State v. M.L. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)
Our client was accused of exploitation of a vulnerable older person (category B felony). The state's original complaint was incorrect, but the statute of limitations had run by the time the state amended the complaint. Adam opposed the complaint in a creative argument--even alluding to the boardgame Clue--and won. The state was forced to dismiss the charge.
State v. T.W. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)
Our client was accused of misdemeanor battery. Adam negotiated a deal where the entire case was dismissed once our client completed an online class and performed community service.
State v. A.L. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)
Our client was in the Excalibur when he was cited for trespass. Adam persuaded the D.A. to dismiss the case once our client paid a $503 fine. Since there was no conviction, our client may get his records sealed right away.
"DUI" charge reduced to reckless driving
State v. I.F. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)
Our client was charged with misdemeanor DUI. Adam negotiated a deal where the D.A. reduced the charge to reckless driving in exchange for our client completing a Coroners DUI class.
Airport violation, drunk at airport, and drug paraphernalia charge dismissed
State v. S.T. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)
Our client was charged with violating airport rules, being drunk at the airport, and possessing drug paraphernalia. Just before trial was supposed to take place, Adam persuaded the D.A. to dismiss all charges once our client finishes 25 hours of community service, completes a Lower Level Drug Class, and avoids more arrests while the case is open. After the case is over, our client will have no conviction.
Open or Gross Lewdness charge dismissed
State v. J.C. (Laughlin Justice Court, 2017)
Our client faced charges for the gross misdemeanor open or gross lewdness. Adam convinced the state to agree to a deal where our client would originally submit to the misdemeanor crime of disorderly conduct, pay a fine, take impulse control counseling, and avoid further arrest for a specified period. Once our client completed these terms, the entire case was dismissed and there was no conviction.
Lewdness with a Minor charge to be reduced to non-sexual coercion
State v. A.G. (Clark County District Court, 2016)
Our client faced charges for several category A felonies, including lewdness with a minor, carrying life in prison and mandatory sex registration. Adam wrote a sentencing memorandum arguing that our client should not be incarcerated and should have all the original charges against him dropped; in exchange for this, our client would initially plead to attempted lewdness, which would then be reduced to non-sexually motivated coercion following the successful completion of probation. The judge agreed with Adam.
"DUI" charge reduced to reckless driving
State v. J.D. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)
Our client was charged with misdemeanor DUI. Las Vegas Defense Group uncovered problems with the state evidence, including a missing affidavit. The D.A. reduced the charge to reckless driving.
"Engaging in Business without a License" charge dismissed
State v. G.G. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)
Our client, who is a contractor, was charged for engaging in business without a license. Adam got the case dismissed in exchange for the client paying a small fine and not getting arrested for 6 months.
Bad check charge dismissed
State v. E.L. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)
Our client faced charges for the Nevada crime of passing a bad check after inadvertently checking the same check twice (once at a casino). Adam got the arrest warrant recalled without our client having to be jailed, and he ultimately negotiated a full case dismissal with no conviction. The only condition was that our client pay restitution to the casino.
Battery domestic violence charge to be dismissed
State v. P.D. (Reno Justice Court, 2016)
Our client faced charges for the Nevada crime of battery domestic violence against his wife. Adam Solinger negotiated a deal where the entire charge will be dismissed without a conviction once our client completes "Veteran's Court," a one-year rehabilitation program.
Lewdness with a minor felony to be reduced to misdemeanor battery
State v. M.D. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)
Our client was charged with the Nevada crime of lewdness with a minor, a felony that carries sex registry requirements. Adam Solinger negotiated a deal where our client would submit to impulse control counseling and a psycho-sexual evaluation (as well as an order not to pick up any new cases for six months) in exchange for having the charge reduced to misdemeanor battery. Misdemeanor battery does not require sex registration, and it may be sealed in two years.
Statutory rape felony to be reduced to misdemeanor
State v. P.B. & D.S. (Clark County District Court, 2016)
Our clients were charged with the Nevada crime of statutory sexual seduction. Adam Solinger negotiated a deal where our clients pleaded to coercion (non-sexual), which will be reduced to a misdemeanor Nevada charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor once they complete probation.
DUI reduced to reckless driving
State v. L.D. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)
Our client was charged with the Nevada crime of drunk driving. Adam Solinger negotiated a deal where our client would complete standard DUI minimum penalties including paying a fine and attending two classes in exchange for the charge being reduced to the Nevada offense of reckless driving. Whereas a DUI conviction has a seven-year waiting period to be sealed, reckless driving convictions can be sealed after only one year.