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Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney | Las Vegas, Nevada
James C. Gallo represents clients charged with crimes throughout Las Vegas and the surrounding areas of Clark County, NV. From a simple misdemeanor to a more serious felony offense, Gallo Law Office is here to help. Call today for a free consultation to discuss the unique facts of your case. Call to find out more about important defenses that might apply to your case and the attorney fees needed for your case. Call (702) 385-3131 today.
An accusation that you committed a crime might come with a lifetime of consequences. Many of those consequences last long after the case is resolved in court. Without the proper representation you could have a permanent criminal record. A criminal record can impact your ability to get a job, continue your education, or travel outside of the United States. The criminal accusation can also bring collateral consequences including a driver's license suspension, administrative proceeding, injunction or disciplinary hearing.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can fight the charges to protect you from both the direct and the collateral consequences. If you are innocent or there is insufficient evidence then the best result is getting all of the charges dropped or obtaining a "not guilty" verdict at trial. Pre-trial motions to suppress or exclude prejudicial evidence are extremely important. In other cases, the best result might be obtained during pre-trial negotiations if the prosecutor is persuaded to reduce the charges and the typical penalties associated with those charges.
In many cases, the more aggressively the case is fought and the closer the case gets to trial then the more willing the prosecutor becomes to make a better offer to resolve the case. A skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney can help you make these decisions about what defense strategies to use and how to fight for the best result.
Types of Criminal Cases under Nevada Law
Contact Gallo Law Office if you face criminal charges of any kind, including charges relating to:
- First DUI
- Second DUI
- Third DUI
- DUID / Drugged Driving
- DUID – Marijuana
- DUID and Prescription Drugs
- DMV Hearing for the Administrative Hearing
- DUI with Serious Bodily Injury or Death
- DUI and Commercial Drivers
- Felony DUI
- Breath Test
- Retrograde Extrapolation
- Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing
- Sobriety Checkpoint
- Drug Charges
- Marijuana Defense
- Simple Possession
- Felony Possession
- Marijuana Distribution
- Cannabis Cultivation
- Trafficking Marijuana
- Extradition to Las Vegas, Clark County, NV
- Bench Warrant
- Failure to Appear Warrant
- Violation of Probation Warrant
- Warrants from Henderson Municipal Court
- Warrants from Las Vegas Municipal Court
- Warrants from North Las Vegas
- Warrants from Las Vegas Township Justice Court
- Domestic Violence
- Domestic Battery
- Battery with Strangulation
- Second Domestic Violence Offense
- Child Abuse
- Child Neglect and Endangerment
- Violation of a Protective Order
- Sexual Offenses
- Prostitution / Solicitation
- Sex Trafficking
- Violent Crimes
- Theft / Property Crimes
- Petit Larceny
- Grand Larceny
- Auto Theft
- Unlawful Trespass
- Malicious Mischief
- White Collar and Economic Crimes
- Mortgage Fraud
- Insurance Fraud
- Credit Card Fraud
- Money Laundering
- Racketeering (State Charges)
- Gambling Offenses
- Weapons and Firearm Charges
- Unlawful Possession of Firearm
- Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
- Improper Exhibition of Firearm (Discharging)
- Weapon Enhancement
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon
- Serious Traffic Offenses
- Violation of Probation
- Crimes Against Justice
- Resisting Public Officer
- Compounding Crimes
- Malicious Prosecution
- Criminal Contempt
- Impersonating an Officer
- Aiding and Abetting / Conspiracy
Additional Resources on Criminal Defense in Nevada
Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice (“NACJ”) - Visit the NACJ website to learn more about this non-profit organization that supports criminal defenses lawyers throughout the State of Nevada. The mission of NACJ is to ensure effective representation of clients through networking opportunities, intra-organizational support, legislative lobbying on constitutional issues, and shared resources.
Nevada’s Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys - Mandate under NRS 241A.070, the Nevada Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys is a state agency that provides support to prosecutors and their support staff throughout the state including City Attorneys and District Attorneys. The members of the Advisory Council address legal and public policy issues of statewide significance to prosecutors.
Attorney General’s Criminal Justice Division - Visit the website of the Nevada Attorney General to learn more about the criminal justice division. The purpose of the Bureau of Criminal Justice is to prosecute crimes under the Attorney General’s criminal prosecution authority. The Bureau of Criminal Justice is comprised of the Medicaid Fraud Unit, Special Prosecutions Division, and the Fraud Unit.
Office of Criminal Justice in Nevada (“OCJA”) - Visit the website of the Nevada’s Department of Public Safety Office of Criminal Justice (OCJA) to learn more about the administration of grant funds to state and local units of government performing law enforcement functions impacting the criminal justice system. Established in 1987, the OCJA releases funds from grants to impact enforcement of laws against the usage and sales of controlled substances and violent crimes. Funds also go to drug treatment programs, corrections and prevention and education programs, prosecution, and court programs.
Criminal Defense under Nevada Law
Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Nevada for your case. Contact us to find out more about the different stages of the criminal case from the initial investigation before charges are filed, the first appearance, arraignment, disposition hearings, pre-trial conferences through trial. An experienced Las Vegas criminal defense attorney at Gallo Law Office can help you during each stage of the case.
Call us to find out how filing and litigating innovative motions to suppress or exclude evidence or motions to dismiss the charges might help you resolve your case on better terms.
We represent clients throughout Clark County, including the cities of Las Vegas, Mesquite, Henderson, Boulder City, or North Las Vegas. Find out more about whether your record can be sealed or expunged, whether first-time offenders receive extra leniency, the attorney fees for your defense, and what to do when you live out of state. Call (702) 385-3131 today to set up a free consultation.
This article was recently updated on Friday, September 23, 2016.