Recent case results by Las Vegas Defense Group

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Appeal for Attempted Murder: Convictions reversed & remanded

State v. L.C. (Nevada Supreme Court, 2017)

Our client was originally convicted in Clark County District Court on four charges including attempted murder with a deadly weapon. Our attorneys argued on appeal that the trial court judge abused her discretion in allowing the jury to hear irrelevant and prejudicial evidence. The Nevada Supreme Court agreed with us and reversed all four convictions and remanded the matter for a fair trial. Listen to Las Vegas Defense Group attorneys Michael Becker and Mike Castillo deliver the winning oral argument at the Nevada Supreme Court:

 

Battery Domestic Violence charge dismissed

State v. J.E. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client's spouse accused him of hitting her following an argument. After the accuser failed to show up at trial, the state agreed to dismiss the case once our client completed 48 hours of community service and 13 impulse control classes. 

Battery Domestic Violence charge dismissed

State v. S.P. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client and his girlfriend had an argument. The state considered filing felony charges due to the girlfriend's injury, but in the end our firm persuaded the state to dismiss the case if our client agreed to pay

Trespass charge dismissed

State v. J.S. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client was crashing at a friend's hotel room for the night. Security got on his case for not having a room key, and he was taken into custody for trespass. The state agreed to drop the charges once our client paid $250.

Violation of Protection Order Trial: Bench Verdict of Not Guilty

City v. N.S. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2017)

Our client was accused of violating a temporary protection order (TPO). At trial, the prosecutor opted not to subpoena the cop who served the TPO. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Adam Solinger argued that our client had the right to confront his accuser. The judge agreed and acquitted our client.

Exploitation of an Older/vulnerable Person charge dismissed

State v. M.L. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

The state made a major mistake in the original complaint against our client by giving the wrong time period during which the alleged crime occurred. The statute of limitations had already run when the state tried to amend the complaint. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Adam Solinger opposed the complaint with a very creative motion, citing to not only case law but also the rules of the boardgame Clue, and won. The state was force to dismiss the entire case.

Battery Domestic Violence charge dismissed

State v. A.P. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client was accused of battery domestic violence for allegedly hitting her dad. The state made a plea bargain offer, but our client decided to go to trial. On the date of the trial, no state witnesses showed up. The state agreed to dismiss the entire case for lack of proof.

DUI charge dismissed

City v. R.M. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2017)

Our client was accused of driving under the influence. Our attorneys produced medical records which showed our client was suffering from a medical episode during the incident. The city attorney agreed to drop the case.

Felony Vehicle Tampering case dismissed

State v. J.N. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client was accused of felony vehicle tampering following an accident. Our attorneys negotiated a plea where the entire case was dismissed after our client performed community service and paid restitution.

Battery case dismissed

State v. T.W. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client was accused of misdemeanor battery. Our attorneys negotiated a plea where the entire case was dismissed once our client performed community service and took an impulse control class.

Battery Domestic Violence case dismissed

State v. C.R. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client was accused of battery domestic violence. The state made an offer with no jail time, but our client refused to to plead guilty. We showed up for trial, but the state's witnesses did not appear. Trial was reset, and the witnesses did not appear again. The judge dismissed the case.

Citizenship granted

In re. Matter of A.J. (2017)

Our client had been arrested for battery domestic violence back in 2010, which possible barred her from getting citizenship. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman responded to the government's request for evidence, and our client just got word that she is clear to naturalize.

Child abuse dismissal sealed

State v. T.G. (2017)

Our client's charge of child abuse and neglect was dismissed (no conviction), but the arrest still showed up on her background checks. Las Vegas Defense Group was able to get the matter sealed within four months.

Probation reinstated

In re. Matter of N.D. (2017)

Our client was jailed for allegedly violating the terms of his probation. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Michael Castillo appeared at his probation violation hearing. He persuaded the court to reinstate our client's probation and release him from custody. Otherwise, our client would have faced another year behind bars.

Citizenship granted

In re. Matter of I.S. (2017)

Our client had a criminal history within the statutory period of time, so the USCIS could have denied him citizenship on that basis alone and could have made him wait another year to reapply for naturalization. Our client had also been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, which Las Vegas immigration attorney Amber Fuhriman negotiated down to possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana. Amber Fuhriman was able to show the USCIS that the conviction was pleaded in a manner that does not make it deportable offense. Our client just received his Oath Ceremony letter and may naturalize immediately. 

Battery Domestic Violence charge to be dismissed

City v. A.H. (Henderson Municipal Court, 2017)

Our client was accused of battery domestic violence following an argument with a family member. After extensive negotiations and trial was set, Las Vegas Defense Group persuaded the city to dismiss the charge once our client completes 24 hours of community service, impulse control counseling, and avoids arrest for another year.

DUI 1st reduced to Reckless Driving

State v. I.F. (Las Vegas Justice Court 2017)

Client was charged with a misdemeanor DUI. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Adam Solinger persuaded the prosecutor to reduce the charge to a reckless driving in exchange for our client completing a coroner's DUI class.

Trespass charge dismissed

State v. A.L. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client was cited for trespass in the Excalibur. Las Vegas Defense Group Adam Solinger got the charge dismissed in exchange for our client paying a small fine.

Five traffic matters reduced to one charge and one illegal parking

City v. S.C. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2017)

Our client was cited for failure to pay full attention, failure to give information to officer, failure to stop at accident, failure to change address on registration within 30 days, and failure to have proof of insurance. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman negotiated the following plea deal: The failure to pay full attention was reduced to a one-point speeding violation. The Failure to give information to the officer was reduced to an illegal parking. The remaining three counts were dismissed, and the client had to pay $235 in fines and attend level 1 traffic school (an online class).

Intoxication at Airport, Violation of Airport Rules, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession charges dismissed

State v. S.T. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client was accused of violating airport rules, being drunk at the airport, and having drug paraphernalia. Just before trial, Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Adam Solinger convinced the prosecutor to drop all charges once our client finishes 25 hours of community service, goes through a Lower Level Drug Class, and avoids further arrest while the case is open. As long as our client completes these requirements, he will get no conviction.

Petty Larceny charge dismissed

City v. E.T. (Henderson Municipal Court, 2017)

Our client was cited for petty larceny. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney negotiated a full case dismissal once our client completes 30 hours of community service and avoids further brushes with the law for six months. There will be no conviction, and our client can get her record sealed immediately once the case is dismissed.

DMV case dismissed

In the Matter of the Driving Privilege of M.M. (Nevada DMV, 2017)

Our client was stopped on suspicion of DUI and refused to take a breath and blood test, which carries a one-year driver's license suspension. Our attorneys scheduled a DMV hearing to contest the suspension. Two officers showed up to the hearing. During cross-examination, Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Jeremy Beasley got the officers to admit that they did not know whether our client was properly advised about the consequences for not submitting to a breath or blood test. The administrative judge dismissed the case, and the DMV did not order a license suspension.

Open or Gross Lewdness charge dismissed

State v. J.C. (Laughlin Justice Court, 2017)

Our client was charged with open or gross lewdness as a gross misdemeanor, which carried up to a year in jail. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Adam Solinger crafted a negotiation with the prosecutor that resulted in the entire case being dismissed once our client took impulse control counseling, paid a fine, and avoided arrest for a specified period.

Trespass charge dismissed

State v. A.T. (Laughlin Justice Court, 2017)

Our client got a full case dismissal in exchange for a small fine. Since there was no conviction, she is now free to get her record sealed right away.

Citizenship granted

In re. Matter of S.T. (2017)

Our Indonesian client was a legal permanent resident and came to Las Vegas Defense Group seeking naturalization. Immigration attorney Amber Fuhriman walked her through the application and interview process, and in only a few months our client was granted U.S. citizenship. 

Green Cards obtained

In re. Matter of L.O and N.T. (2017)

A mother and daughter looked to Las Vegas Defense Group immigration attorney Amber Fuhriman to help them get green cards. They are from Columbia, and the mother had married a U.S. citizen. The husband petitioned for the mother as a spouse and for the daughter as a step-father. The petition was granted, and now our mother and daughter clients have green cards and are legal permanent residents of the United States. 

Battery Domestic Violence charge dismissed

State v. J.V. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client was charged with battery domestic violence in Nevada, which prosecutors are statutorily prohibited from reduced or dismissing unless they can show the judge that insufficient evidence exists to achieve a conviction at trial. Our Las Vegas Defense Group attorneys demonstrated how the prosecutors' evidence was faulty, and our client's domestic violence charge was dismissed after our client paid a small fine and attended some anger management and domestic violence counseling.

Battery Domestic Violence charge dismissed

City v. K.S. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2017)

Our client was charged with battery domestic violence in Nevada, and battery domestic violence convictions mandate a seven-year waiting period before the record could ever be sealed. Our Las Vegas Defense Group attorneys persuaded the court to dismiss the entire charge, and our client was able to pursue a record seal right away with no waiting period.

Firearms returned

City v. W.W. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2017)

Our client had three of his guns seized by police as part of unlawful discharge of a firearm case. Our attorneys persuaded the judge to order the city to return all three of them to our client.

Bench Warrant quashed

State v. J.C. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Our client had an outstanding bench warrant on a solicitation case dating back to 2005. Our Las Vegas Defense Group attorneys persuaded the judge to quash the warrant without imposing any jail time

Lewdness with a Minor charge and other Category A felonies reduced to Non-sexually-motivated Coercion with no jail

State v. A.G. (Clark County District Court, 2017)

Our client was charged with several category A felonies, including lewdness with a minor. If convicted, our client would have faced life in prison and mandatory sex offender registration. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Adam Solinger negotiated a deal with the prosecution where the state would agree to drop everything, and instead our client would initially plead to attempted lewdness, which would then be reduced to non-sexually-motivated coercion upon successful completion of probation. At first the judge was hesitant to sign off on such a beneficial plea deal for our client, but then Adam composed a persuasive sentencing memorandum explaining why our client deserved leniency. Upon reading Adam's memorandum, the judge immediately agreed. Now our client should do no jail at all nor be a lifelong sexual offender registrant.

Battery Domestic Violence charge dismissed

State v. J.R. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Prosecutor tried to convince our client to take a deal where he would plea to battery domestic violence with minimum penalties, but our client refused. When the "victim" did not show up to the trial, the entire case was dismissed. Client has no conviction and is eligible for a record seal right away.

Drug Possession and Transportation felonies reduced to one misdemeanor

State v. A.H. (Ely Justice Court, 2017)

Client faced two drug felonies: Possession of a controlled substance and transport of a controlled substance. Las Vegas Defense Group negotiated a deal where the prosecutor would reduce the two felonies to one drug-related misdemeanor, carrying a $750 fine.

Sale of Tobacco to Minor charge dismissed

State v. J.G. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Client faced charge of sale of tobacco to a minor. Las Vegas Defense Group persuaded the prosecutor to dismiss the case for a $250 fine and Attorney General fees.

Petit Larceny charge dismissed

State v. K.K. (Henderson Justice Court, 2017)

Client faced charge of petit larceny. Las Vegas Defense Group persuaded the prosecutor to dismiss the case once our client takes an online petit larceny class and avoids arrest for six months.

Solicitation charge dismissed

State v. K.M. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2017)

Client faced charge of solicitation. Las Vegas Defense Group persuaded the prosecutor to dismiss the case once our client paid a $250 fine.

Battery Domestic Violence charge dismissed

State v. H.M. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)

Prosecutor offered our client minimum penalties in exchange for our client accepting a conviction for battery domestic violence. Our client rejected this deal. At trial, the alleged victim never showed up, and the prosecutor dropped the case for lack of evidence. Since our client has no conviction, our client can get a record seal right away.

Motion to Terminate Removal Granted; Green Card Retained

November 2016

Our client is a lawful permanent resident that was placed in removal proceedings in Hawaii. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman drafted a motion to terminate removal on the basis that our client was erroneously placed in removal proceedings. The judge granted the motion, and our client can keep his green card and will not face deportation.

First Approval Notice for a Fiancée Petition; No Interview Required

October 2016

Under attorney supervision, Las Vegas Defense Group paralegal Karina Barrett got the first approval notice for a Fiancée Petition for a client who is trying to immigrate his wife to the U.S. from the Philippines. Karina worked really hard with the clients to gather the appropriate evidence, and remarkably she got the petition approved without an interview. 

Removal Proceeding Stopped; Client Maintains Lawful Resident Status

In the Matter of J.R. (April 2016)

Our client is a lawful permanent resident. He was serving a three-year term of probation in Nevada for pleading to "statutory sexual seduction" with the possibility of the charge getting reduced to "conspiracy to commit a crime" following probation. While he was on probation, ICE arrested him for having pleaded to "statutory sexual seduction," which is a deportable offense in Nevada. Las Vegas Defense Group immigration attorney Amber Fuhriman filed a motion asking that our client be released from probation early. Over State objection, the court granted our client early termination of probation and allowed him to change his "statutory sexual seduction" plea to the lesser offense of "conspiracy to commit a crime."

Afterwards, Amber appeared with our client in Immigration Court and argued that he was no longer deportable because he was never convicted of "statutory sexual seduction" but rather "conspiracy to commit a crime." The judge agreed, terminated removal, and the client was released from custody the same day. Had Amber waited to ask for an early termination of probation, it is likely our client would have been deported. He is still a Lawful Permanent Resident and will be eligible for citizenship in just over 2 years. 

Removal Proceeding: Voluntary Departure Granted instead

In the Matter of A.L. (February 2016)

Our Canadian client was charged with some crimes while visiting the U.S., and the client allegedly overstayed the visa as well. The DHS (Department of Homeland Security) began removal proceedings to have the client deported. (Deportations carry a 10 year bar from returning to the U.S.) At a hearing in immigration court, Las Vegas Defense Group immigration attorney Amber Fuhriman asked the judge to grant our client a "voluntary departure" instead deportation. (People who leave the U.S. via a "voluntary departure" do not have to wait to return to the U.S. for a visit, to apply for a Visa, or to begin immigration proceedings.) The government objected to Ms. Fuhriman's request, but the judge sided with our client and granted our client a voluntary departure in lieu of deportation. Our client was very pleased since this allowed the client to be released from custody and to go home to Canada right away.

Appeal for Sexual Assault with a Child under 14 and Sexual Coercion: Convictions reversed & remanded

State v. J.R. (Nevada Supreme Court, 2016)

Our client had been convicted at trial of two counts of sexual assault with a child under 14 as well as sexually motivated coercion. This verdict carried a life sentence. Las Vegas Defense Group appealed, arguing that the district court judge abused its discretion by failing to sever the trial; the charges stemmed from two separate alleged incidents that allegedly happened six years apart and had practically no evidence in common. The Nevada Supreme Court agreed and reversed and remanded our client's convictions.

Battery Domestic Violence Trial: Bench Verdict of "Not Guilty"

State v. D.B. (Pahrump Justice Court, 2016)

Our client was charged with misdemeanor battery domestic violence against an ex-girlfriend. At trial, Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman pointed to the evidence to argue that the ex-girlfriend was in fact the initial aggressor. The judge agreed there was insufficient evidence to prove that our client was guilty and acquitted our client.

Bad Check charge dismissed

State v. E.L. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)

An arrest warrant was issued for our client after he mistakenly cashed the same check twice (once at a casino). Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Adam Solinger persuaded the judge to grant him an "OR walk-through," which allowed our client to get fingerprinted and photographed without having to be jailed like during a typical arrest. Then Adam negotiated a deal where the entire case was dismissed upon our client paying restitution to the casino.

Murder Trial: Jury Verdict of "Not Guilty"

People v. H.S. (Los Angeles Superior Court, 2016)

Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Michael Becker traveled to Los Angeles to defend a California client accused of murder. Michael Becker argued to the jury that our client's accomplice...who had been granted immunity...was not credible and that he likely committed the homicide. The jury came back in only 37 minutes to find our client "not guilty" of murder. 

Multiple Animal Cruelty charges dismissed

State v. R.S. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)

Our client was facing a dozen animal cruelty-related charges. Our Las Vegas Defense Group attorneys negotiated a deal where our client paid only $450 in exchange for all charges being dismissed without a conviction.

Drug Possession and Paraphernalia charges dismissed

State v. K.M. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)

Our client was facing a misdemeanor drug possession charge and a misdemeanor paraphernalia possession charge. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Daniel Page negotiated a deal where both charges were dismissed with no conviction after our client completed short-term "Lower Level Drug Counseling."

Battery Domestic Violence charge to be dismissed

State v. P.D. (Reno Justice Court, 2016)

Our client was charged with battery domestic violence against his wife. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Adam Solinger negotiated a deal where the entire charge will be dismissed with no conviction as long as our client completes "Veteran's Court," a one-year rehabilitation program.

DUI charge dismissed

State v. I.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)

Our client was charged with driving under the influence. Upon review of the file, Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman found that the warrant was not valid: The officers had obtained a warrant for our client's brother, not our client, but then drew our client's blood. Amber Fuhriman filed a motion to suppress the blood evidence, which the court granted. The D.A. then dismissed the DUI charges completely with no conviction and no penalties.

Early Termination of Probation granted on Statutory Rape charge

State v. J.R. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)

Our client, who is a lawful permanent resident, had been serving probation for a past criminal case. Suddenly ICE arrested him and attempted to deport him because his case involved allegations of statutory rape, which is a deportable offense. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman asked the criminal court judge to end his probation right away (a year-and-a-half early), which the judge agreed to over State's objection. This early termination of probation allowed our client to have his plea reduced to the non-deportable offense of "conspiracy to commit a crime" (in accordance with the terms of his earlier plea deal). Therefore, our client was able to avoid removal altogether, stay out of custody, remain a lawful U.S. resident, and maintain eligibility to become a U.S. citizen in only two years.

Shoplifting charge dismissed

State v. N.A. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2016)

Our non-citizen client was accused of petty larceny, which threatened his resident status. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman persuaded the prosecutor to dismiss the charge once our client paid a small fine, attended a class, and avoided further run-ins with the law for 6 months. Our client was able to remain in the U.S.

Obstruction and Disorderly Conduct charges dismissed

State v. M.Y. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2016)

Following an alleged argument with a cop on Fremont Street, our client was charged with misdemeanor obstruction and disorderly conduct. Both charges were completely dismissed after our client paid a small fine, took an impulse-control class, and avoided arrest for a year.

Assault charge dismissed

State v. J.M. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)

Our client was charged with assault after allegedly fighting with casino security. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman negotiated a full dismissal of the charge in exchange for our client paying a fine.

Obstruction and Disturbing the Peace charges dismissed

Las Vegas v. K.M. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2016)

Our client was charged with two misdemeanors--obstruction of a peace officer and disturbing the peace--after an altercation in Las Vegas. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman negotiated a deal where the court dismissed both charges after our client paid a small fine and avoided arrest for 6 months.

Cocaine possession charge dismissed

Nevada v. S.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)

Our client was charged with felony cocaine possession. Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Daniel Page worked out a deal where the case was dismissed with no conviction once our client paid a fine of $1,003.

Engaging in Business without a License charge dismissed

Nevada v. G.G. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2016)

Our client, a contractor, was charged with engaging in business without a license for allegedly not using union workers. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Adam Solinger persuaded the D.A. to drop the charge in exchange for our client paying a small fine and abiding by a judicial order to avoid arrest for 6 months.

Breach of Peace charge dismissed

Las Vegas v. D.L. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2016)

Our client was roped into an altercation on Fremont Street and charged with breach of peace. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman negotiated a case dismissal in exchange for our client successfully avoiding another arrest and staying away from Fremont Street for one year.

Reckless Driving charge reduced

Nevada v. D.L. (Goodsprings Justice Court, 2016)

Our client was charged with reckless driving. Las Vegas Defense Group attorney Amber Fuhriman worked out a deal where the charge was reduced to a minor traffic ticket once our client paid $500 and completed traffic school.

Appeal for Sexual Assault with a Child under 14: Convictions reversed & New Trial ordered

State v. D.B (Nevada Supreme Court, 2015)

Our client was convicted in Clark County District Court of two counts of sexual assault with a child under 14. We appealed, arguing that the judge committed a "structural error" by failing to swear in the jury pool prior to jury selection. The Nevada Supreme Court agreed with us and reversed our client's rape convictions.

Battery Domestic Violence Trial: Bench Verdict of "Not Guilty"

State v. R.S. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2015)

Our client was accused of battering his female roommate. Our firm used creative trial strategies (such as reserving his opening argument until mid-trial) to maximize the impact of his argument. And during cross-examination, we impeached the credibilities of both the "victim" and the police officer regarding missing evidence and inconsistencies between the alleged abuse and injuries. In the end, the judge returned an acquittal.

Solicitation of Prostitution charge dismissed

State v. S.N. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2015)

Two undercover agents approached Client in a casino and charged her with solicitation of prostitution. Las Vegas Defense Group persuaded the D.A. to dismiss all charges in exchange for Client paying a small fine and taking an online AIDS awareness class.

Solicitation of Prostitution charge dismissed

State v. C.M. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2015)

Client was allegedly intoxicated in a casino when an woman approached him offering him a good time for a price. When Client allegedly headed to the ATM machine, he was handcuffed. Las Vegas Defense Group got the entire case dismissed in return for Client paying a small fine, completing a few hours of counseling, and taking an online AIDS awareness class.

Child Rape Trial: Jury Verdict of "Not Guilty" on all five counts

State v. J.A. (Fifth Judicial District Court, 2014)

Our client was charged in Pahrump, Nevada, with five counts of sexual assault by two separate minor accusers where our client faced 175 years to life in prison. During trial, Las Vegas Defense Group attorneys Michael Becker and Daniel Page called into question the purported victims' credibility by pointing out that they did not make their accusations until years after the alleged incident occurred. They also called our client's wife to the stand to testify as to the goodness of his character. And they cross-examined a sheriff's deputy, who conceded that one of the victims recanted her story. The jury did not deliberate long before returning an acquittal on all charges.

Temporary Protection Order Violation Hearing: Client found not in Violation

State v. A.M. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2014)

The alleged victim in this case accused our client of sexual assault and took out a temporary protection order (TPO) against him. Our firm undermined the victim's credibility by pointing out that she did not report the alleged rape until several months after the alleged incident, that she met with our client several times in the interim, and that she never screamed or protested.

Temporary Protection Order Violation Hearing: Client found not in Violation

State v. R.M. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2014)

Our client was accused of violating a temporary protection order (TPO) that the alleged victims had against the activist group Anonymous. Our firm showed that there was no way to prove that client was part of Anonymous.

Battery Trial: Charge dismissed

State v. R.S. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2014)

Our client was accused of beating up a masseuse in a hotel room. Our firm destroyed the masseuse's credibility during cross-examination: He established that she lied about her finances and that she did not have a license to be a massage therapist. The judge dismissed the charges.

Felony Battery Domestic Violence charge dismissed after preliminary hearing

State v. R.K. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2014)

Client was charged with two counts of felony battery domestic violence and one count of battery domestic violence with strangulation for allegedly having "rough sex" with the victim. At preliminary hearing, Las Vegas Defense Group convinced the judge to drop one of the counts of felony battery domestic violence, greatly reducing his potential sentence.

Urinating in public charge dismissed

State v. J.G. and C.S. (Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2014)

Clients were cited after relieving themselves in a parking lot. Urinating in public carries up to 6 months in jail and/or up to $1,000, but Las Vegas Defense Group persuaded the city attorney to dismiss the charges altogether once our clients paid a small fine. And because the charge was dismissed, they are eligible to seal their records right away.

Las Vegas Lewdness with a Child Trial:  Jury Verdict of "Not Guilty"

State v. L.G. (Clark County District Court, 2013)

Our client was tried for the Nevada crime of sexual assault and the Nevada crime of lewdness with a minor under fourteen, which both carry life sentences. Our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer Michael Becker convinced the jury that the police failed to conduct an adequate investigation such as doing DNA testing. Additionally, Michael Becker pointed out numerous inconsistencies in state witness testimony. The jury unanimously found our client "not guilty" on the lewdness count. As for the rape allegation, eleven of the twelve jurors found our client "not guilty," so the judge declared a mistrial on the sexual assault count.

The D.A. planned to retry the rape charge. Instead of putting our client through another trial, our Las Vegas defense team argued that double jeopardy prohibited the D.A. from retrying the case. Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C.,  also cited the U.S. Supreme Court case Ashe v. Swenson to support our position that collateral estoppel prevented prosecutors from retrying the case. The Clark County District Court denied our motion, so our firm wrote and filed an appellate writ. Then in a published opinion, the Nevada Supreme Court remanded the matter back to the District Court. The District Court thereafter granted our motion, and the case was dismissed in full. Very few attorneys have successfully won dismissals under Ashe v. Swenson.

Las Vegas Sexual Assault TrialHung Jury, followed by charge reduction

State v. A.N. (Clark County District Court, 2013)

Our client is Russian and was in Las Vegas for a convention. His female translator accused him of raping her in his hotel room, and there was physical evidence supporting her claims. He was charged with the Nevada crime of sexual assault and a variety of additional felony sex counts, and the D.A. offered a plea bargain which would have required several years in prison. At trial our Las Vegas defense team argued that his accuser was looking to stay in the United States and alter her immigration status by obtaining a U visa as a victim of crime.  The Jury came back hung 11-1 in favor of not guilty, and Las Vegas Defense Group, L.L.C., ultimately resolved the case for credit time served on a minor gross misdemeanor. Instead of spending his life in prison in a country where he did not speak the language, our client got to go home to his family.

Las Vegas Sexual Assault Trial:  Jury Verdict of "Not Guilty"

State v. A.H. (Clark County District Court, 2013)

Our client was accused of sexually assaulting a minor at a party.  Our Las Vegas defense team used evidence from Facebook postings to show that any sexual relations were consensual. The jury returned a not guilty verdict.

Felony Firearm Possession charge reduced to Misdemeanor Paraphernalia Possession

State v. S.C. and R.M. (Beatty Justice Court, 2013)

Clients were charged with a felony (prohibited person in possession of a firearm) as well as two misdemeanors (marijuana possession and paraphernalia possession). Las Vegas Defense Group persuaded the D.A. to drop the felony and marijuana charges. Clients just had to pay a small fine.

DUI 1st reduced to Reckless Driving

State v. M.J. (Las Vegas Justice Court 2013)

Client was charged with a first time DUI. Las Vegas Defense Group managed to delay the case until the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to a reckless driving. Unlike DUIs, reckless driving penalties do not increase with each successive conviction.

DUI 1st reduced to Reckless Driving

State v. A.O. (Las Vegas Justice Court 2013)

Client had a high blood alcohol content and was originally charged with first-time DUI. Las Vegas Defense Group successfully drew out the case and ultimately negotiated a charge reduction down to a reckless driving, which may be sealed from his record years quicker than a DUI.

Battery Domestic Violence trial: Case dismissed before trial

State v. S.H. (Sparks Municipal Court, 2013)

The client was charged with the Nevada crime of battery domestic violence for allegedly causing a firearm to be discharged during an argument with his wife. Las Vegas Defense Group convinced prosecutors that the victim's statements were inconsistent. The court dismissed the charge.

Las Vegas Battery Trial:  Jury Verdict of "Not Guilty"

State v. C.P. (Clark County District Court, 2012)

Our Las Vegas defense lawyers represented our client who was charged with the Nevada crime of battery with a deadly weapon and the Nevada crime of battery with substantial bodily harm.  Prosecutors accused him of starting a fight with a hotel security guard, who we argued was the aggressor in the altercation.  Shortly after closing arguments the jury returned "not guilty" verdicts on both felony counts.

Attempted Murder charge dismissed

State v. J.C. (Clark County District Court, 2012)

The client was charged with the Nevada crime of attempted murder and other felonies. The court dismissed the charges after the prosecution presented prejudicial evidence to the grand jury.

Prostitution charge dismissed

State v. J.M. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2012)

The client was charged with the Nevada crime of soliciting prostitution. The court dismissed the charge after the client completed an AIDS Awareness class.

Prostitution charge dismissed

State v. A.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2012)

The client was arrested for the Nevada crime of soliciting prostitution for propositioning an undercover cop. The judge dismissed the charge once the client completed an AIDS Awareness class and paid a $250 fine.

Las Vegas Kidnapping Trial:  Jury Verdict of "Not Guilty"

State v. J.R. (Clark County District Court, 2011)

Our Las Vegas defense lawyers defended our client at trial on charges of allegedly conspiring with two other people to kidnap a senior citizen.  Our firm succeeded in demonstrating to the jury that our client was too intoxicated to understand his co-conspirators' intentions.  Therefore our client was found "not guilty" of the
Nevada crime of kidnapping which would've brought a possible life sentence.

Pahrump Sexual Misconduct Trial:  Jury Verdict of "Not Guilty"

State v. D.T. (Nye County District Court, 2011)

Our client was serving as a Nye County Sheriff's Deputy when he was accused of sexual misconduct with a female prisoner.  At his trial our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers showed the jury that the police failed to follow proper investigative procedures, such as medically examining the alleged victim.  Our lawyers also presented evidence that the alleged victim may have falsely accused our client in attempt to get a shorter jail sentence for herself.  The jury deliberated for less than an hour before returning a "not guilty" verdict on both felony counts, which otherwise could have carried up to eight years in prison.

DUI reduced to reckless driving

State v. F.X. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Client's charge for the Nevada crime of DUI was reduced to Nevada crime of reckless driving once the client paid a fine and attended Nevada DUI School and a victim impact panel.

Petit Larceny charge dismissed

State v. J.P. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Our client was charged with the Nevada crime of petit larceny. The judge agreed to dismiss the charges completely after she paid a $250 fine.

Grand larceny reduced to petit larceny

State v. M.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Client was arrested for the Nevada crime of grand larceny after stealing groceries from a supermarket.  The court reduced the charge to petit larceny after the client attended petty larceny school and performed community service.

Petit Larceny charge dismissed

State v. B.S. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Client was accused of the Nevada crime of petit larceny. The charge was dropped after he paid a $500 fine and completed a petit larceny class.

Battery reduced to disorderly conduct

State v. J.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Client was arrested for battery for bumping into a cop.  The charge was reduced to the Nevada crime of disorderly conduct, and the client received credit for time served.

Grand larceny reduced to petit larceny

State v. A.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Client was charged with the Nevada crime of grand larceny after taking appliances from his rented home to reimburse himself for the security deposit that his landlord refused to return.  The charge was reduced to petit larceny once the client paid restitution in Nevada and performed thirty hours of community service.

Prostitution charge dismissed

State v. W.Y. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Our client was booked for the solicitation of prostitution.  Client then submitted to a charge of the Nevada crime of trespass, which was dismissed once he paid $250 to the court.

Trespass charge dismissed

State v. V.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Our client was arrested for the Nevada crime of trespass after questioning Wynn security's request that he leave the premises.  The case was dismissed after client paid $250.

DUI reduced to reckless driving

State v. A.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Client was arrested for the Nevada crime of DUI with a blood alcohol level at .125.  Through negotiation, the prosecution agreed to reduce the charge to the Nevada crime of reckless driving once the client attended Nevada DUI School and a victim impact panel, paid a fine, and performed community service.

Prostitution reduced to trespass

State v. T.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Client was arrested for Nevada crime of soliciting prostitution.  The court reduced the charge to the Nevada crime of trespass after client took an AIDS awareness class and paid a fine.

Possession of drug paraphernalia dismissed

State v. D.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Client was arrested for the Nevada crime of drug paraphernalia possession.  The case was dismissed after the client took a lower level drug counseling class and paid a fine.

Vehicular manslaughter reduced to reckless driving

State v. G.A. (North Las Vegas Municipal Court, 2011)

Client was involved in a car accident with a motorcyclist who died.  The initial charge of the Nevada crime of vehicular manslaughter was reduced down to the Nevada crime of reckless driving when the client paid a fine, performed community service, and completed Level II Traffic School.

Burglary and Home Invasion charges dismissed

State v. A.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2011)

Client had an altercation with his girlfriend which resulted in him being arrested for the Nevada crime of burglary, the Nevada crime of home invasion, and the Nevada crime of battery domestic violence.  As part of a plea bargain, client pleaded to domestic violence and the burglary and home invasion charges were dismissed.  The client needed to pay a fine, attend domestic violence counseling, and do community service.

Battery Domestic Violence trial:  Case dismissed before trial

State v. A.A. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2010)

Client was charged with the Nevada crime of battery domestic violence.  Our Nevada criminal defense lawyers refused to settle and took the case to trial, where the deputy district attorney conceded there was insufficient evidence to move forward.  The case was dismissed before trial.

Casino Marker charges dismissed

State v. S.Y. (Las Vegas Justice Court, 2009)

Client had $50,000 in unpaid casino markers.  Our Nevada criminal defense attorneys negotiated a settlement where the client repaid only eighty percent.  Client's charges for the Nevada crime of casino markers were then dismissed.

 

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