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Attorney for Misdemeanors in Henderson, NV

James C. Gallo is experienced in representing clients on a wide range of misdemeanor cases that are heard in the Municipal Court in Henderson, NV, including petty theft (shoplifting) cases, driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence battery, traffic violations (such as racing, hit-and-run, and reckless driving) and code enforcement violations.

Unfortunately, the courts are set up in a way that makes it difficult for a pro se litigant to find justice in Henderson, NV. Many individuals do not qualify for services from the public defender's office. For those individuals, hiring a private attorney to help navigate the system often leads to better results. Attempting to represent yourself in a misdemeanor case is rarely a good option. If you are not guilty of the offense or if the prosecutor can not prove each element beyond a reasonable doubt, then the best result in your case is getting all of the charges dropped.

Criminal charges in the misdemeanors courts in Henderson, NV, can create serious collateral consequences for your career opportunities. College students can also have serious collateral consequences that attach to a criminal accusation because it might trigger a disciplinary hearing at the school even if the criminal charges are dropped or never filed. These types of disciplinary hearings are common at colleges and universities throughout Henderson including the Nevada State College, the Roseman University of Health Sciences, the College of Southern Nevada, and the Henderson’s branch of Touro University, California’s National University, and Devry University.

The consequences are even more serious for professionals with a security clearance or a license issued by the an agency of the State or Federal Government. The consequences of a criminal record might be career ending for members of the military, law enforcement officers and civilian employees of those agencies, pilots, nurses and health-care professionals, and teachers and certified educators. Individuals with a commercial driver's license or concealed firearm permit also face additional collateral consequences.

Call James C. Gallo to discuss the particular facts of your case. Let Gallo Law Office put its experienced to work to help you resolve your case on the best possible terms. Act quickly by calling (702) 385-3131 to begin your defense today.

Article last updated on Thursday, May 21, 2015.


Warrants from the Henderson Municipal Court

If you were issued a beach warrant or a failure to appear warrant from the Henderson Municipal Court, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Gallo Law Office. Surrendering on the warrant means that another arrest record will become a public record. Hiring an attorney to file and litigate a motion to quash the warrant if often a better solution. Plus the attorney can help you resolve the underlying charge for the best possible terms which might also save you time, money and frustration.

Attorney James C. Gallo is familiar with the procedures used by the Warrant Division of the Municipal Court in Henderson, NV. The warrant division prepares bench warrants and failure to appear warrants. It also enters the information into the Nevada Criminal Justice Information System (NCJIS). Law Enforcement Officers in the field have access to this information about the warrant when they conduct a traffic stop or another type of investigation. If they discover the warrant, they will immediately arrest the individual.

The warrants division also prepares warrant packets for the marshals so that they can go out into the community to serve those warrants. The marshals service operates seven days a week and 24 hours a day to provide confirmation of the warrant to law enforcement officers in the field. It also works closely with the Warrant Service Officers to facilitate the timely service of misdemeanor warrants in the field. The Warrant Division also provides customer service for citizens at the counter and by telephone.


Additional Resources

Henderson Justice Court - For felonies and gross misdemeanors allegedly committed in the City of Henderson, those cases are heard at the Henderson Justice Court. The Justice Courts then determine whether felony and gross misdemeanor cases have enough evidence to be bound over to District Court for trial. The Henderson Justice Court handles traffic citations issued by the Henderson Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP), Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), Clark County Park Rangers, Clark County School District Police, Motor Carrier Division, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and the Union Pacific Railroad, Public Service Commission.

Facts about the City of Henderson, Nevada - Henderson, Nevada, is part of the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area and is located within Clark County. After Las Vegas, it is the second largest city with an estimated population of more than 270,000. North Las Vegas is the third largest city in Nevada. Henderson consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in the United States.

Warrant Information Henderson Municipal Court - Visit the Official Website of the City of Henderson, Nevada, to find warrant information. The Henderson Municipal Court’s Marshal Service is responsible for serving bench warrants and failure to appear warrants. The website contains a active warrant list so that you can search for warrants. The Marshal Service is open from 7:45 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. The phone number of the Marshall’s Service is (702)267-3370. The underlying charge is prosecuted by the City Attorney's Office in Henderson.


Finding an Attorney for Misdemeanors in Henderson, NV

If you fail to appear in the Henderson Municipal Court as scheduled for any misdemeanor case then a bench warrant will be ordered for your arrest. Gross Misdemeanors and Felonies allegedly committed within the city limits of Henderson are heard at the Henderson Justice Courts which then decides if there is enough evidence for the case to be bound over to the District Court for trial.

At every stage of your misdemeanor or felony case, make sure that an experienced criminal defense attorney is representing you. For criminal offenses that allegedly occurred in Henderson, NV, contact Attorney James C. Gallo at Gallo Law Office. Mr. Gallo is experienced in representing clients charged with a wide range of criminal and traffic infractions including driving under the influence (DUI), petty theft (shoplifting), domestic battery, and criminal traffic offenses such as racing, reckless driving and hit-and-run.

Call (702) 385-3131 today to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney for Henderson, NV.