Las Vegas Defense Group wins appeal at Nevada Supreme Court: Sexual assault convictions reversed and remanded

Posted by Neil Shouse | Dec 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Las Vegas Defense Group's client was serving a life sentence after having been convicted at trial of two counts of lewdness with a minor in Nevada and sexual coercion. The charges stemmed from two alleged incidents that supposedly occurred several years apart. On appeal, our attorneys argued that the trial court abused its discretion by failing to sever the trial (grant separate trials for each incident). Evidence that was arguably admissible on one charge was not admissible on the other charge(s), so the jury was prejudiced by hearing irrelevant evidence that may have caused them to hand down a conviction wrongfully. Today, the Nevada Supreme Court issued a decision agreeing with Las Vegas Defense Group's reasoning, and they ordered that our client's case is reversed and remanded. Our client's life sentence was therefore lifted.




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Neil Shouse

A former Los Angeles prosecutor, attorney Neil Shouse graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and Harvard Law School (and completed additional graduate studies at MIT). He has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, Dr Phil, Court TV, The Today Show and Court TV. Mr Shouse has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Criminal and Top 100 Civil Attorneys.


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