Las Vegas Defense Group is a 6-lawyer team that defends citizens against misdemeanor, felony, DUI and juvenile charges. Our firm was recently voted the "Best Criminal Defense Firm - Gold Winner" by the Las Vegas Review Journal's "Best of Vegas" survey for the second year in a row.
Our attorneys have more than 100 years of collective experience fighting all criminal charges, including battery domestic violence, grand larceny, assault and battery in Nevada, solicitation for prostitution, casino markers and drug charges.
With our own in-house private investigator, we take an aggressive and proactive approach to every case from the very first moment. This has allowed us to secure countless "not guilty" verdicts at jury trial and case dismissals short of trial, even in the most difficult cases.
We may be able to help you avoid jail time and possibly get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Hire the Law Firm That Nevada Cops Themselves Use
More so than anyone, the police know which criminal defense lawyers are top-notch. So who do Nevada cops go to when they themselves get in trouble? They come to us.
The Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers (NAPSO) -- the state's largest peace officer association (currently 1,378 members) -- had to select one criminal defense firm to contract with to defend any of its members who face actual or potential criminal charges. They chose us. (Learn more about our representation of NAPSO.)
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Becker
Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Michael Becker has a long track record of winning dismissals and "Not Guilty" verdicts in the most serious felony trials. He achieved full acquittals at jury trials for rape, felony child abuse, attempted murder, forgery, mayhem, assault and battery, solicitation for prostitution and trespassing...to name a few. He has been named to many "top attorney" lists and appears as a legal expert for local and national media.
Common Crimes We Defend
We defend clients against all misdemeanor and felony charges. Some of the most common cases we take include:
Battery domestic violence: Innocent Clark County residents may find themselves accused of battery domestic violence by angry or jealous spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends. We can investigate the case on your behalf and help you fight back. We handle all types of DV cases, including domestic violence by strangulation.
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving: It may be possible to avoid a DUI conviction and a drivers license suspension. Even if you were arrested and even if your BAC reads over the .08 limit. Our Las Vegas DUI defense lawyers understand Nevada DUI laws inside and out. We can put the case under a microscope, find where the police and crime lab went wrong, and use these defenses to your advantage.
Solicitation for prostitution: Although prostitution is legal in licensed brothels in some Nevada counties, it is illegal throughout Clark County. Nevertheless, if you got arrested for a first offense solicitation of prostitution charge, we can often get the charge reduced or dismissed through a diversion program.
Casino markers: Failing to repay a casino marker (in a timely manner) can result in felony criminal charges. Often, however, we can work out a deal to get the casino marker repaid and the criminal charges dismissed.
Sealing Nevada criminal records. A conviction in this state gives you a criminal record that can haunt someone when applying for a job, a loan or a state license. But we can help you seal and clear your criminal record, giving you a clean slate and a better chance in life.
Statutory rape. Sixteen-years-old is Nevada's age of consent (NRS 200.364). With some exceptions, people who have consensual sex with children under 16 face charges for the Nevada crime of statutory sexual seduction (NRS 200.368). That is the legal term for statutory rape. But if we can raise a reasonable doubt that any sex occurred, the charge should be dropped.
Bail and Release Assistance for Nevada Jails
Is your loved one is being held at a local Nevada jail? Our criminal attorneys can assist you with Nevada bail and inmate release information, locating a Las Vegas bail bonds agent, and devising the best strategy to get the person released quickly. In addition to the Clark County Detention Center (Las Vegas Jail), we can assist you at the Henderson Jail, the Reno Washoe County Jail, the Mesquite Jail, the Laughlin Jail and the North Las Vegas Jail.
An Arrest Does NOT Mean Guilt Is Established
Merely being arrested for a criminal charge does not mean you are convicted or found guilty. On the contrary, you are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. To be convicted, the District Attorney must prove you guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. We want to stop that from happening.
A good criminal defense attorney knows how to find ways to help you get charges reduced or dismissed, and to avoid harsh penalties. It is important to know the judges, the prosecutors, the Las Vegas police and the local Las Vegas criminal courts process. Knowing how the system works, combined with an expert workup of your case, can lead to a winning defense.
To schedule a free case evaluation in person or by phone, call us at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673). We will discuss exactly what happened, explain the local legal system, and determine the best course of action to take.
If your loved one is being held at the Clark County Detention Center, the Henderson Jail, the Reno Washoe County Jail, the Mesquite Jail, the Laughlin Jail or the North Las Vegas Jail, we can help you 24/7 to navigate the bail and release process.
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