Michael Becker
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney

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The National Advocacy for DUI Defense recognized Michael Becker as a top DUI attorney in Nevada.

When your freedom, reputation and livelihood are on the line, you should trust your case to someone with experience and a proven track record of courtroom success.

With twenty-three years in the courtroom, Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer Michael will work aggressively to get your case dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense. And if your case cannot be resolved through negotiations, he has some one hundred jury trials under his belt...

Among these are acquittals or dismissals in charges ranging from solicitation of prostitution to robbery, burglary, rape, child abuse, kidnapping, carjacking, mayhem and murder. Even the Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers (NAPSO) relies on Michael Becker to defend its police officers when one of them get charged with a crime. (Learn more about Las Vegas Defense Group's representation of NAPSO.)

Just in 2015, Michael Becker was named to the following prestigious "best of" attorney shortlists:

Education & Experience

Michael earned his law degree in 1992 from the University of Miami School of Law, where as a student he interned for the American Civil Liberties Union.  He also holds a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of Southern California, which he graduated from in 1989.

Michael is a member of the bars in Nevada, California, Colorado and Florida. He is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Michael also serves as lead Criminal Defense counsel for the statewide Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers (NAPSO). In addition, he has received advance training on how to fight sexual assault cases (Savannah, GA, Oct. 2013).

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Sample Case Results

Michael has handled literally thousands of cases in his career, almost always winning favorable resolutions including lessened charges, reduced penalties, or having the case dropped altogether.  The following represent a sampling of Michael's recent notable outcomes:

    • State of NV v. James G.
      Date: October 16, 2015
      Description: Our client was facing a life sentence for a charge of sexual assault. Our firm negotiated a deal where he plead to a lesser felony and was sentenced to only six months in jail. Once he completes another two and a half years probation, he may withdraw his plea and instead plead to only a gross misdemeanor.
      Outcome: FELONY CONVICTION TO BE REDUCED TO GROSS MISDEMEANOR.
    • State of NV v. Dustin B.
      Date: July 23, 2015
      Description: Our client was found guilty at trial of sexually assaulting a child under 14 years old (2 counts). On appeal, our firm argued that the verdict was moot because the trial judge did not have the jury pool take an oath prior to jury selection. The Nevada Supreme Court agreed and reversed the convictions so our client could have a fair trial.
      Outcome: FELONY CONVICTIONS REVERSED; NEW TRIAL ORDERED.
    • State of NV v. Jackie A.
      Date: August 15, 2014
      Description: Client was charged with five counts of rape by two separate child accusers where our client faced 175 years to life in Nevada State Prison. During trial, Michael Becker along with attorney Daniel Page questioned the credibility of the accusers as well as the sheriff's deputy on the case. After the week-long trial, the jury deliberated for only two hours before acquitting the defendant.
      Outcome: NOT GUILTY VERDICT ON ALL FIVE COUNTS.
    • State of NV v. Robert M. & Sean C.
      Date:  May 27, 2014
      Description: Clients were charged with a felony charge of "prohibited person in possession of a firearm" and misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and paraphernalia possession. Michael Becker persuaded the D.A. to drop the felony as well as the marijuana charges. Clients just had to pay a small fine.
      Outcome: FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR CHARGES DISMISSED.
    • State of NV v. Leopoldo G.
      Date:  November 7, 2013
      Description:  Client was tried for the Nevada crime of sexual assault and the Nevada crime of lewdness with a minor under fourteen, which both carry possible life sentences.  Las Vegas Defense Group argued to the jury that the state's evidence was inconsistent and that cops conducted an inadequate investigation.  The jury came back with a not guilty verdict for lewdness, so our client was acquitted on that charge.  And all but one of the jurors came back with a not guilty verdict for sexual assault, so the judge declared a mistrial on that charge. Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C., filed a motion with the District Court arguing that double jeopardy prevented the D.A. from retrying the rape charge. When the court rejected the motion, the firm filed a writ with the Nevada Supreme Court, which took our side. The District Court then dismissed the rape charge.
      Outcome:  NOT GUILTY VERDICT & CHARGE DISMISSAL.
    • State of NV v. Andry N.
      Date: May 24, 2013
      Description: Our Russian client was accused of raping his translator in a Las Vegas hotel room. Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C, argued that his accuser was trying  to stay in the United States by altering her immigration status with a U visa (as a victim of crime).  The Jury came back hung 11-1 in favor of not guilty, and our firm then resolved the case for credit time served on a minor gross misdemeanor. He served no more jail and was able to go home.
      Outcome: HUNG JURY & CHARGE REDUCTION
    • State of NV v. Aaron H.
      Date: January 1, 2013
      Description: Our client was charged with sexual assault. Las Vegas Defense Group argued to the jury that the alleged victim in the case consented to any sexual activity that took place.
      Outcome: NOT GUILTY VERDICT
    • State of NV v. Christian P.
      Date:  March 26, 2012
      Description:  Client went to trial on charges of the Nevada crime of battery with a deadly weapon and the Nevada crime of battery with substantial bodily harm.  Las Vegas Defense Group argued to the jury that our client was not the aggressor in the altercation.
      Outcome:  NOT GUILTY VERDICT ON BOTH FELONY COUNTS
    • State of NV v. John R.
      Date:  November 21, 2011
      Description:  Client went to trial for allegedly conspiring to commit the Nevada crime of kidnapping, which carries a possible life sentence.  Las Vegas Defense Group argued to the jury that he was too intoxicated to understand the intentions of the alleged co-conspirators.
      Outcome:  NOT GUILTY VERDICT
    • State of NV v. Daryal T. (Read the Pahrump Valley Times article)
      Date:  December 2, 2011
      Description:  Our client went to trial on charges of sexual misconduct with a female prisoner. Las Vegas Defense Group presented evidence that the cops performed a faulty investigation and that the alleged victim may have falsely accused our client.  The jury delivered the verdict on both felony counts after less than an hour of deliberation.
      Outcome:  NOT GUILTY VERDICT
    • State of NV v. Nicholas T.
      Date: May 19, 2010
      Description: Client was charged with Clark County crime of disorderly conduct.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • State of NV v. Aaron C.
      Date: Apr 29, 2010
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of trespass.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • State of NV v. David B.
      Date: Apr 29, 2010
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of solicitation of prostitution.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • State of NV v. Frederick L.
      Date: Apr 01, 2010
      Description: Client was charged with Las Vegas crime of battery.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • State of NV v. James B.
      Date: Mar 19, 2010
      Description: Client was charged with the Clark County crime of reckless driving after a plain-clothed officer accused him of running him off the road.  At trial the judge found that the officer's version of events was not credible.
      Outcome: NOT GUILTY VERDICT
    • State of NV v. William M.
      Date: Mar 02, 2010
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of DUI.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • State of NV v. Sean W.
      Date: Mar 01, 2010
      Description: Client was charged with Las Vegas crime of battery.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • People v. Angel H. (California)
      Date: Feb 24, 2010
      Description: Client was erroneously identified by two witnesses as a shooter in an armed robbery and charged with the California crime of attempted murder and the California crime of robbery.  Michael used DNA evidence to demonstrate that our client was not the perpetrator.
      Outcome: CHARGES DISMISSED
    • State of NV v. Stuart R.
      Date: Feb 21, 2010
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of battery domestic violence with strangulation.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • People v. William R. (California)
      Date: Jan 12, 2010
      Description: Client was charged with the California crime of robbery and initially offered a plea bargain of two years in prison.  It was resolved for sixty days and a lesser charge.
      Outcome: CHARGE REDUCED TO California crime of petty theft with a prior
    • State of NV v Andrew B.
      Date: Dec 28, 2009
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of statutory sexual seduction.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • State of NV v. Timothy S.
      Date: Dec 21, 2009
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of battery domestic violence.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • State of NV v. Jack L.
      Date: Dec 21, 2009
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of open or gross lewdness.
      Outcome: CHARGE REDUCED TO Nevada crime of disturbing the peace
    • State of NV v. Armen M.
      Date: Nov 24, 2009
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of possession of marijuana.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • State of NV v. Jairo G.
      Date: Nov 19, 2009
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of battery domestic violence.
      Outcome: CHARGE REDUCED TO Nevada crime of disturbing the peace
    • State of NV v. David S.
      Date: Aug 17, 2009
      Description: Client was charged with the Nevada crime of burglary, the Clark County crime of forgery, and the Las Vegas crime of attempt theft.  Michael showed that our client was actually a victim in an internet theft ring and was fraudulently induced to cash a $3,500 check.
      Outcome: CHARGES DISMISSED
    • People v. Alberto S. (California)
      Date: Apr 30, 2009
      Description: Client was charged in Pomona with multiple counts including the California crime of attempted murder with gang allegations and facing life in prison. The D.A. offered an 18-year sentence.
      Outcome: CASE SETTLED DURING TRIAL for six years in prison on charge of California crime of assault with deadly weapon
    • People v. Kevin R. (California)
      Date: Oct 28, 2008
      Description: Client was charged with multiple counts of the California crime of child abuse (felony with great bodily injury). The child had multiple broken bones, and the prosecution expert testified that the injuries resulted from abuse.
      Outcome: JURY ACQUITTED CLIENT ON ALL COUNTS
    • State of NV v. Fernando G.
      Date: Mar 30, 2007
      Description: Client was charged with multiple counts of the Las Vegas crime of sexual assault and faced life in prison.
      Outcome: JURY ACQUITTED CLIENT ON ALL COUNTS
    • People v. Oswaldo D. (California)
      Date: Jan 20, 2005
      Description: Client was charged in Hollywood with the California crime of solicitation of prostitution and Trespassing with Intent to Solicit Prostitution.
      Outcome: JURY ACQUITTED CLIENT ON ALL COUNTS
    • State of NV v. Diane W.
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of DUI.
      Outcome: CHARGED REDUCED to Clark County crime of reckless driving
    • State of NV v. Kenneth K.
      Description: Client was charged with Nevada crime of solicitation of prostitution.
      Outcome: CHARGE DISMISSED
    • People v. Mark O. (California)
      Description: Client was charged with multiple felony counts of the California crime of child abuse and faced 28 years in prison.  The DA made no offer prior to trial. He was convicted on one count of misdemeanor child abuse and was released from jail immediately.
      Outcome: JURY ACQUITTED CLIENT ON ALL FELONY COUNTS

∗Note:  Every criminal case is different and the above notable results are in no way intended to suggest or guarantee a similar result in your case.  For a personal assessment, call Las Vegas Criminal Defense attorney Michael Becker for a free legal consultation at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673).

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