Las Vegas Misdemeanor Lawyers
When they say a misdemeanor is ‘less serious’ than a felony, it might mean shorter jail time, but it’s no less serious for your future.
Let’s face it—no one wants a criminal record or time behind bars, and our Las Vegas misdemeanor lawyers are here to prevent that from happening.
At Benjamin Durham Law Firm, we understand the weight of your situation. We help you protect your rights, defend your freedom, and give you a shot at a brighter future.
If you’re facing misdemeanor charges in Las Vegas, you can’t afford to take chances. Take control of what happens next with our defense lawyers today. Call now.
Misdemeanor Classification and Penalties in Nevada
In the Silver State, the least severe misdemeanor crimes are punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. In lieu of jail time, the court may sentence you to probation with a requirement of 200 hours of community service. Examples of misdemeanor crimes include petty theft and reckless driving.
On the other hand, the most severe misdemeanor charge called a “gross misdemeanor,” is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000. Examples of these crimes include statutory rape and false imprisonment.
Beyond the initial penalties, a misdemeanor crime will also remain on your record permanently, potentially affecting your ability to secure a job, housing, and other benefits unless you are eligible for expungement.
If you’re facing a misdemeanor charge, this is nothing to bat an eye at. Get a misdemeanor lawyer involved as soon as possible to begin building a strong defense.
Our Strategic Approach to Misdemeanor Defense
At Benjamin Durham Law Firm, we firmly believe that no legal issue should be taken lightly, even misdemeanors. Some might see these as minor offenses, but we know better. The potential consequences of a misdemeanor charge can significantly impact your life.
We’re well aware that every legal case requires a personalized approach. We don’t just work on your case; we immerse ourselves in it, ensuring we understand every detail to build a solid defense strategy for you.
As part of our process, we:
- Assess Your Case: We analyze every detail of your case to uncover potential strengths and weaknesses. This evaluation forms the foundation of our plan.
- Craft a Defense Strategy: We review the evidence, interview witnesses, analyze case law, and leverage our legal experience to construct a personalized defense strategy.
- Explore Diversion Programs: In some situations, we explore the possibility of diversion programs. These programs offer alternatives like community service or counseling, which can lead to dropped charges upon successful completion.
- Advocate on Your Behalf: Our negotiators engage with prosecutors to seek reduced charges or penalties. If a trial becomes necessary, our trial-experienced attorneys passionately present your case, ensuring your perspective is heard loud and clear.
At Benjamin Durham Law Firm, we recognize the challenges you’re up against. Our strategic approach combines legal prowess with a compassionate touch, ensuring you receive a vigorous defense. Contact us today to discuss your misdemeanor case and take the first step toward safeguarding your rights and future.
Contact Our Misdemeanor Lawyers at Benjamin Durham Law Firm
When you choose Benjamin Durgam Law Firm in Las Vegas, you’re not just hiring a law firm – you’re choosing a team that’s committed to working tirelessly on your behalf.
We believe communication is key to building trust and forming strong client relationships. That’s why when you work with us, you’ll actually talk directly to the attorney handling your case – no intermediaries or assistants. We understand that every case is unique and requires personalized attention. And because we value transparency, we make sure to keep our clients informed about their case progress every step of the way. With us on your side, rest assured, knowing we’ve got your back.
Contact us today for a consultation.
Can I get misdemeanor charges dropped or reduced?
Possibly. With the help of an attorney, you may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor for reduced charges or alternative penalties. In some cases, charges can be dropped if there’s insufficient evidence.
What is the process after being charged with a misdemeanor?
After being charged, you’ll typically have an initial court appearance. The process may involve pre-trial hearings, negotiations, and potentially a trial if an agreement isn’t reached.
Can I represent myself in court?
You have the right to represent yourself (pro se), but it’s generally not recommended, especially if you’re unfamiliar with legal procedures and the criminal justice system.
Can I expunge a misdemeanor conviction from my record?
In some cases, it’s possible to have a misdemeanor conviction expunged or sealed from your record, but the eligibility criteria and process can vary. Consulting a criminal defense attorney is advisable.