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Clear Counsel Law Group is a Las Vegas criminal defense law firm defending clients' rights and liberties through aggressive legal representation. From parking tickets to incredibly serious accusations, our team is ready to be your defender against the power of the state and the agenda of the prosecutors trying to score a "win."
Meet Your Criminal Defense Attorneys in Las Vegas
Let's talk about how Clear Counsel Law Group can help. If you have been charged with a crime in Las Vegas or anywhere in Clark County, it is essential that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The team at Clear Counsel Law Group has been serving residents of Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, Anthem, and all of Nevada for years. We are pleased to offer our services to the community we love. We will work tirelessly to put you in the best possible position while you face these accusations.
You Have Rights
The constitution of the United States, and the State of Nevada grant you special rights as a defendant. These rights are guaranteed, no matter what! That means that if any of your rights were violated during your arrest, we may be able to convince the court to dismiss associated evidence, or even dismiss your case. Because we have a deep knowledge of your state and national constitutional rights, we can guide you in your Las Vegas criminal defense case.
Depending on the offense, your history, and where the criminal charges are filed, there may be unique options available to you in terms of pleas and sentencing. Only an experienced criminal defense attorney can help you decide which avenue to pursue.
At Clear Counsel Law Group, our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers will ensure that you fully understand your rights, your options, and how your future may be affected by the choices you make in court. Facing criminal charges can be terrifying and confusing. Getting experience on your side is like getting a cheat sheet. We know the answers to the challenges the prosecutor is making. We know what your real options are - including the options the other side doesn't want you to know.
It is our job to help you not only understand the charges they are making, but what the penalties are and the long-term affects of plea deals, convictions, and fighting every step of the way. With a criminal defense lawyer on your side, you can be truly informed when you make these major decisions.
Why Do You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?
First, and most important, this is a huge government entity coming after you. It's normal to feel some stress and even despair. People like you, facing criminal charges, usually feel a lot better just from talking to our defense attorneys. Our team can help you know for sure what your situation really is, what your options are, and we can often help you get charges reduced or dropped entirely.
But just to clarify, here are some major reasons you ought to get a good defense lawyer instead of going it alone:
How Can We Help?
Our Criminal Defense Services
DUI / DWI
Nevada considers it a crime to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but did you know the blood-alcohol limit is different for different groups of people?
A first DUI is a misdemeanor, but it can escalate to a Category B felony depending on the situation. Worst-case scenarios in sentencing can mean decades in prison. We take every DUI case very seriously and your Nevada DUI lawyer will help you get the best possible outcome for your case.
With the decriminalization of marijuana you would think that drug charges are hardly a thing any more. The government has created a maze of laws, rules, and regulations about drugs. The prosecutor won't tell you your rights, so it's vital you get a good defense lawyer team on your side to protect your rights.
Domestic Battery / Domestic Violence
There are some tough minimum penalties for getting convicted of domestic violence. But just because you are arrested or charged with domestic violence it doesn't mean you are doomed. There are a wide variety of defenses which Nevada law considers a valid defense against domestic violence charges. These defenses range from the simple false allegation, to self defense, to failing to prove the case. With our criminal defense lawyers on your side, the prosecutors will be in for a major battle.
Misdemeanors and Gross Misdemeanors
Just because you're being charged with something other than a felony it doesn't mean it's not serious. Misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors are still criminal offenses and can carry heavy penalties and even jail time. Our relationships with prosecutors allow us to work on your behalf to get a better resolution for these kinds of cases. This is why a defense lawyer is so essential. Having us on your team can make the difference between being locked up so long you lose your job and walking away with just a small fine or no conviction at all.
The most serious type of criminal offenses are called "felonies" and they carry harsh minimum penalties if you are found guilty. With felonies, prison time is always a possibility. Plus a felony conviction can destroy your job options for the rest of your life. If you've been accused of a felony crime, you should absolutely call the criminal defense lawyers at Clear Counsel Law Group.
Sealing Records / Sealing Cases
The process for sealing records is unique to every type of court. A criminal defense lawyer can help you with every step of this process including getting the records, submitting the petition, and involving every relevant government agency. Let us help you find greater freedom and put the past behind you.
We are pleased to offer our help with traffic violations in Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and all of Clark County. From illegal parking to reckless driving or just speeding, our team has seen it all. We will work with the judge and prosecutors office to get you more favorable results and even take the case to court if we need to. Let us make life simple by handling this hassle for you.
An outstanding warrant can reduce your freedoms and put you in a state of constant anxiety. We can help. In some cases we can even resolve warrants with a simple phone call! Don't live under the shadow of a warrant, call us today.
What Does a Criminal Defense Lawyer Do?
We create hope and opportunities for those who have been accused of a crime in Las Vegas.
A key to winning criminal cases is not usually in knowing how all the cases are the same, but in finding the parts of each case that make them unique. A police officer may issue hundereds of tickets that are all the same, but in your case did he really check to see if there was a "no parking" sign, or did he just assume? Finding these kinds of key differences is the core of defending our clients in court.
Basically, criminal defense lawyers use their knowledge and experience to find those pieces of evidence that the prosecutors are hoping you never notice, and using them to prove your innocence or mitigate or even negate any potential crime.
What does a defense lawyer do on a day-to-day basis?
Here are just some of the things our criminal defense lawyers are doing daily:
- Contact our client through email, phone calls, video calls, or in-person meetings
- Read and analyze case documents, laws, and evidence
- Note and prepare evidence that could be helpful in the case
- Create a winning strategy to achieve our clients goals
It's not unusual for a lawyer to spend months preparing for a case. This gives us a huge advantage over prosecutors who may be overwhelmed with cases and not able to prepare as thoroughly. This preparation takes much longer than the actual court case, but that's how you win.
What does my lawyer do that I can't do on my own?
There's lots of reasons you should want a lawyer representing you instead of trying to do it yourself. Here are just a few:
Local, Las Vegas lawyers present the right "image"
A judge or jury will be deciding your fate. Will they trust somebody who has been accused of a crime more, or will they trust a nice, well trained, professional more? Judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys work together for years on hundreds or thousands of cases. It's better to get an professional on your side.
Las Vegas prosecutors don't like to negotiate with DIYers
Your lawyer can be the go-between for you and the prosecutor, to help negotiate a better "plea bargain." This can help reduce penalties and sentences, or even eliminate some of the charges against you. Your lawyer will have LOTS of experience making these kinds of negotiations. But prosecutors are often unwilling to negotiate with defendants who represent themselves.
Objective decision making, not emotional reactions
Your defense attorney can remain objective throughout the proceeding. They can offer realistic insights into your case and your trial, letting you know what has happened in other cases like this and giving you that insider information so you can make smart decisions instead of emotional ones.
Las Vegas criminal defense experts know the deepest parts of the law and how they will use it against you
Most rules about criminal prosecution are buried deep inside laws, regulations, standards, and previous court decisions. If you've never navigated legal precedent before, you're in for a shock. A good Las Vegas lawyer will know not only what laws and rulings apply to your case, they will know what rules the prosecutor will try to use and how to fight them directly.
Our team knows more than the police do about what they are allowed to do
Your lawyer will know if the police violated your rights or not. There are many things the police aren't allowed to do and they don't even know it. We've handled cases like that before and we know how to win.
We get it done faster than you can do it yourself
Your lawyer will help you save time (and possibly even reduce jail time) by knowing the right person in the system to talk to. Where it might take you hours or days to find the right person, we usually only need one call.
Experience with long-term effects of plea agreements
Your attorney will know the long-term consequences of a sentence, accepting a plea agreement, etc. For example, if you plead guilty to criminal charges, will it affect your ability to find work in the future?
Witnesses probably won't want to talk to you
Many witnesses, including the victim, will understandably refuse to give statements or offer their help to the person accused of a crime. They may even feel afraid for their safety. But these people will speak to a lawyer and give their stories and offer evidence that may help you.
We know how to get the best investigators and experts
Part of your case might involve finding and hiring investigators and expert witnesses. Criminal defense attorneys have a deep "bank" of experts to draw from and know who is good at their job and who isn't. The investigators can be used to find out not only what happened with the alleged crime, but can also investigate the witnesses and their claims. Do you have time to do all that yourself?
Criminal defense experience beats knowledge and research every time
Practicing the law is vastly different from just reading the laws. Think of it like swimming: you can read a hundred books on swimming, but you don't know how to swim until you've gotten in the pool. Don't assume your knowledge can measure up to real legal experience in Las Vegas criminal courtrooms.
What Questions Should You Ask a Defense Attorney?
Most criminal defense attorneys won't accept every type of case. Find out if your lawyer can take on your specific case and if not, who they would suggest you speak to.
As the accusation against you becomes more serious, it's important you get a more experienced attorney. Almost any criminal defense attorney can handle your first DUI. But if you're facing felony charges you had better be sure your lawyer has the right kind of experience. Don't be afraid to ask your defense lawyer if they've handled this kind of case before.
Our Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers Are Here For You
No matter the challenge you're facing, we want to help. Call us today to discuss your situation and we'll have a frank and honest discussion about your rights and if we can assist you. We have a powerful team of criminal defense lawyers. Call now. (702) 522-0696
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are arrested in Las Vegas NV and not released right away, most likely you will be taken to the Clark County Detention center. It is there that processing happens and where people wait for trial or serve a brief sentence in case of a misdemeanor conviction. You can check if someone is in the Clark County Detention Center on their website here: https://www.clarkcountynv.gov/government/departments/detention_center/inmate_search.php