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Attorney for Misdemeanors in North Las Vegas

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

For the fiscal year from 2009 to 2010, the North Las Vegas Municipal Court had an average of 4,400 court appearances per month. It processed more than 10,000 misdemeanors and 38,000 traffic citations. The court has jurisdiction over these cases if they occurred within the city limits of North Las Vegas.

Unfortunately, the courts are set up in a way that makes it difficult for a pro se litigant to find justice. Many individuals do not qualify for services from the public defender's office. In fact, if no jail time is required, a public defender will not be made available in many cases. 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 can create serious collateral consequences for your career opportunities. Those consequences are particularly harsh for professionals that have a license issued by the State or Federal Government or are employed by the 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, nurses and health-care professionals, and teachers and certified educators.

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 Clark County including the Cheyenne Campus of the College of Southern Nevada. Individuals with a concealed firearm permit or a commercial driver's license 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 North Las Vegas Municipal Court

If you were issued a beach warrant or a failure to appear warrant from the North Las Vegas 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 is 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.

More than 19,000 bench warrants or failure-to-appear warrants are issued each year in the North Las Vegas Municipal Court. More then 17,000 of those warrants are served each year. Don't just wait for your warrant to be served. Take a pro-active approach by hiring an attorney to help you at the earliest stages of the case so that you can fight for the best result.

Attorney James C. Gallo is familiar with the procedures used by the Warrant Division of the Municipal Court in North Las Vegas. 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 during an investigation, then 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 at a person's home or work. 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.

The Court Programs Division of the North Las Vegas Municipal Court facilitates and monitors all court mandated requirements. Those requirements apply to a variety of misdemeanor cases such as traffic school, DUI school, domestic battery classes, community service and work program. The failure to comply with one of those programs can also result in the court suspending the person's driver's license for the failure to appear or non-compliance. Non-compliance would include the failure to pay money or take a court required course.


Additional Resources

Facts about North Las Vegas - The city of North Las Vegas is located in the Las Vegas Valley in Clark County, Nevada. With a population of more than 200,000, it is the third largest city in the State of Nevada. The city has two municipal judges who are elected at large. Currently, those judges include the Honorable Catherine Ramsey and the Honorable Sean Hoeffgen.

Municipal Warrant Search for North Las Vegas - Visit the website for the City of North Las Vegas Municipal Court. The website allows the public to search court cases that are pending or were resolved through the North Las Vegas Municipal Court system. You can also use the website to make payments for certain types of traffic citations. Cases in juvenile court can not be viewed from the website. You must call for accurate billing information for cases with an outstanding warrant.

Contact Information:
City of North Las Vegas Municipal Court
2332 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Suite 100
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: (702) 633-1130
Fax: (702) 399-6296 (Court Clerks)
Fax: (702) 633-1565  (Judge)

Finding an Attorney for Misdemeanors in North Las Vegas

If you were arrested for or charged with a misdemeanor in North Las Vegas, then contact Attorney James C. Gallo at Gallo Law Office. Mr. Gallo is experienced in representing clients charged with a wide range of criminal charges 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 in Las Vegas, Nevada.