In this section, our attorneys explain Nevada’s criminal laws and legal concepts, A to Z
Our Elko NV criminal defense lawyers aggressively investigate, negotiate, and litigate every case in pursuit of a charge reduction or full dismissal with no jail time. And in most cases our clients never have to appear in court themselves.
In this article, our Nevada criminal defense attorneys discuss:
The Elko Jail is located at 775 West Silver Street, Elko, NV 89801, a short drive from the Elko County Courthouse. The phone number is (775) 777-2530.
The Elko County Courthouse is located at 571 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. Both the Elko Justice Court and Elko Municipal Court are located in the basement and can be reached at (775) 738-8403. They are both open on Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Elko Municipal Court administers misdemeanor cases from within the city’s incorporated limits. In contrast, Elko Justice Court hears misdemeanor cases from Elko’s unincorporated areas as well as all felonies that allegedly occurred anywhere in Elko.
Felony cases that are not resolved by the case’s preliminary hearing get bound over to Elko’s Fourth Judicial District Court. District Court is also located in the courthouse, and it can be reached at (775) 753-4600.
The Elko Police Department, which is located at 1448 Silver St, Elko, NV 89801. They can be reached at (775) 777-7310.
Arrests on the I-80 are usually done by Nevada Highway Patrol law enforcement officers.
The Elko County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal cases in Elko Justice Court. The office is located at 540 Court St, 2nd floor, Elko, NV 89801, and reachable at (775) 738-3101. Meanwhile, the Elko City Attorney prosecutes misdemeanors in Municipal Court.
Common offenses prosecuted in Elko include shoplifting, drug crimes, domestic violence (NRS 200.485), battery (NRS 200.481), solicitation of prostitution (NRS 201.354), DUI (driving under the influence), and speeding (NRS 484B.600).
It is possible. But a criminal defense attorney is often necessary to aggressively negotiate with the prosecutor in order to achieve a case dismissal or significant charge reduction.
Everyone facing criminal charges is strongly encouraged to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Public defenders do not have the time or resources to thoroughly investigate every case. But private attorneys painstakingly search for every hole in the state’s evidence in order to convince prosecutors to drop or lessen the charges. And the reality is that prosecutors give better plea bargains to defendants with attorneys.
Facing criminal charges? Our law office has been serving Elko, NV for more than a decade, providing the best defense and legal services available for all types of criminal justice cases from traffic tickets and DWI / DUI defense to white collar crimes to sex crimes.
Our Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys also do criminal record seals. And Las Vegas Defense Group’s practice areas include personal injury law (including wrongful death), family law (child custody), estate planning, civil litigation, and probate in addition to criminal defense cases. And we appear in courts from Las Vegas to Reno.
Call us today for legal help. Our criminal law attorneys – including our head attorney Michael Becker, Esq. – have perfect AVVO scores, graduated from fine law schools, earned stellar peer reviews, are rated with Martindale-Hubbell, and high standing in the Nevada Bar Association.
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