Criminal Law Firm in Las Vegas, NV
Have you been accused, arrested or charged with a crime? If so, choose Smith Legal Group to defend you. We’re a full-service criminal law firm in Las Vegas, Nevada and surrounding areas specializing in DUI, domestic violence, and traffic ticket law. We provide round-the-clock legal guidance, including after-hours appointments, working tirelessly for our clients to ensure justice is served and our clients are not only defended but also to ensure their rights are protected. Contact us today to receive guidance from our criminal law professionals who will support you every step of the way.
What Is General Criminal Law?
General criminal law is any facet of law that relates to criminal acts. It involves the arrest, prosecution, and defense of persons who’ve been accused and charged with committing a criminal act. Our team offers defense and legal advice for our clients in the areas of DUI and drunk driving, domestic and spousal abuse, and traffic ticket law.
Our General Criminal Law Services
Our full-service legal group has spent years defending our clients in many criminal law cases, including:
Getting pulled over, arrested, and charged with a DUI or DWI can be both a scary and embarrassing moment for many people, but our legal team is here to represent you and fight for you to keep your license, continue your ability to operate a vehicle, and assist you in other aspects of your life that may be affected by a DUI charge.
An accusation of domestic abuse against you is a severe issue that can have longstanding consequences for your quality of life and reputation and may even affect your custodial rights and employment. Give us a call if you're facing domestic abuse charges. Our team will fight for you and strive to restore your name so you can get your life back.
Receiving a traffic ticket can be a hassle, but it can also lead to high costs and consequences if not challenged appropriately. Our team has the legal skills, knowledge, and expertise needed to contest your traffic ticket and generate the best possible outcomes for your case. We've helped clients win in a variety of traffic ticket cases.
Juvenile courts can impose the same life-changing sentences as their adult counterparts, so it is essential to take any charges seriously. But there are some differences between juvenile and adult courts. For instance, juvenile trials do not go before a jury like an adult court. Instead, they are handled by the juvenile court and are not considered “criminal.”
Most crimes are categorized into either misdemeanors or felonies. Some crimes, such as drug offenses, can be either depending on the circumstances. Felonies are far more severe than misdemeanors. Not only do they carry hefty prison sentences and enormous fines, but they stay on your record permanently.
Misdemeanor sentences are not as severe as felonies. However, if convicted, you could spend up to six months in county jail – which we want to avoid. Six months is the maximum amount a judge can impose. Our legal expertise is crucial to our ability to persuade judges and prosecutors to recommend shorter sentences if you are convicted of your crime.
Drug offenses are serious crimes and the sentences can land you in prison for a long time. They fall into several categories, including possession of a controlled substance, intent to sell, paraphernalia with intent to use, and paraphernalia with the intention to sell. The sentencing guidelines for each vary.
If you spent time in prison but were paroled, your rehabilitation journey is not over. There will be any number of stipulations that govern whether you can remain on parole. You might have to abide by a curfew, abstain from alcohol and drugs, avoid certain locations, or live in a halfway house.
Here to Defend You Until the End
Our team remains dedicated to achieving justice for you from beginning to end. We start the defense process by speaking with you during your first free consultation. Our legal experts will discuss your circumstance and concerns and develop a legal plan of action to achieve the best possible results. Our defense lawyers, paralegals, and secretaries are committed to making you feel welcomed and secure as we pursue justice on your behalf.