When someone is arrested in Clark County Nevada, the case is prosecuted by the Clark County District Attorney's Office. In other words, the Clark County District Attorney's Office serves as the government's lawyer and tries to secure a conviction of the defendant for the crime charged.
Like its name suggests, the Clark County District Attorney's Office handles criminal prosecutions throughout Clark County including Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite, Boulder City, Bunkerville, Moapa, Moapa Valley, Searchlight, Laughlin, and Goodsprings.
The Clark County District Attorney's Office consists of over eighty deputy district attorneys who prosecute thousands of
Nevada felony and Nevada misdemeanor cases each year. The deputy district attorneys are divided into general litigation and specialty teams that include:
- the Major Violators Unit (read more about Nevada murder laws)
- the Special Victims Unit (read more about Nevada rape laws)
- the Cyber Crime/Major Fraud Unit (read more about Nevada fraud crimes)
- the Special Assignments Unit
- the Criminal Appeals (read more about Nevada criminal appeals)
- the Bad Check Unit (read more about Nevada casino marker crimes) and Nevada bad check crimes)
- the Vehicular Crimes Unit
- the Gun Crimes Unit (read more about Nevada firearms crimes)
- the Domestic Violence/Stalking Unit (read more about the
Nevada crime of battery domestic violence and the
Nevada crime of stalking)
For more information go to the official site for the Clark County District Attorney's Office. And crime victims and witnesses to crimes can find information about available services at the Victim-Witness Assistance Center.
Arrested? We're here to help . . .
If you're facing criminal charges in or around Las Vegas or were a victim of prosecutorial misconduct in Nevada, phone our
Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) to discuss your case for free. They routinely negotiate with the Clark County D.A.'s Office to achieve charge reductions or full dismissals without having to go to trial.