Las Vegas Violent Crimes Defense Lawyer
After an arrest on charges of violent crimes, you may think that your life is over. However, it is important to keep in mind that an arrest is not yet a conviction. An arrest still has the possibility of no criminal conviction and therefore no mark on your record. Even if you have been arrested for a relatively minor offense that only has a misdemeanor charge associated with it, it is important to defend your conviction as much as you can. If you are convicted of a crime later in life, a penalty may be heightened due to a prior misdemeanor conviction. A felony conviction can haunt you for years to come, and may impact your ability to rent a house, gain custody of your children, and find a job.
Violent crime charges are very serious and require the counsel of a skilled Las Vegas violent crimes lawyer. These offenses include various actions typically committed against another person with the threat, attempt or act of violence or injury. Many violent crimes are felony offenses, and this means that the defendant may face severe penalties ranging from time in state prison, life imprisonment, or even the death penalty in some extreme cases.
We can defend you in the face of a number of violent crime charges, including:
- Domestic violence
- Sexual Assault/rape
- Gang-related crimes
Each of these offenses may have varying penalty ranges depending on the facts of the arrest and any outside circumstances. It is important to speak with a Las vegas defense attorney shortly after an arrest for a violent crime to ensure that you receive a proper defense. If you are interested in getting more information about your particular case and what you may be up against, do not hesitate to enlist powerful and aggressive representation of our team.
Nevada Criminal Penalties
As in most states, Nevada classifies crimes between felony or misdemeanor offenses. Felonies are always considered to be the more serious offenses as they come with increased prison time, enhanced fines, and an impact on your criminal record for the rest of your life. Felonies are classified by Category A through Category E. Most violent crimes are considered to be felony offenses, and many reach to the most severe range of Category A crimes in Nevada.
Category A felonies have the most severe penalties and include first and second degree murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, and assault which leads to substantial bodily harm. The penalties for Category A felonies can include the death penalty or life in prison without parole.
Category B felonies include crimes such as assault with deadly weapon or reckless driving leading to serious bodily harm. Category B felonies can lead to penalties of up to 20 years in prison.
Category C felonies can include attempted category B felonies and involve prison sentences up to 5 years along with fines of up to $10,000.
Category D felonies include involuntary manslaughter and manslaughter, and the penalties can extend up to 4 years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.
Category E felonies include the solicitation of prostitution involving a child and can include a prison sentence of up to four years. However, for Category E felonies, Nevada law requires that a court suspend the sentence and impose probation or one year in jail, depending on circumstances.
De Castroverde Law Group | Las Vegas, Nevada Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged with a criminal violent crime, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of the De Castroverde Law Group. Our attorneys have assisted our clients with their felony charges for violent crimes. We will assist you throughout the court proceedings and will aggressively defend you against a criminal conviction. Contact our Las Vegas office today for your initial free consultation.