Misdemeanor & Felony Defense

Retain a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney for Help

When a person faces accusations of a criminal offense in Las Vegas, Nevada, they will face misdemeanor or felony charges. A crime is classified as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on its severity of the offense and potential penalties that may be implemented upon a conviction. The classification of your criminal charges is an important aspect of your criminal case and one that I will touch on briefly on this page. If you'd like to learn more about your particular case and how a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney can assist you, I welcome you to call my office.

Misdemeanor vs. Felony Charges

A misdemeanor is a lesser offense than a felony. These are punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Simple assault, a first-time DUI, minor drug possession, and petty theft are examples of crimes that may be charged as misdemeanors in Las Vegas. Some of these crimes, however, may be charged as felonies in certain situations, such as if the defendant possessed a weapon at the time of the offense or has a prior conviction on his or her criminal record.

A felony can be punishable by imprisonment in a state correctional facility (state prison) on top of fines. Depending on the crime, imprisonment may vary from one year to life in prison or possibly the death penalty in the most extreme cases. Armed robbery, manslaughter, murder and drug trafficking are examples of potential felony offenses.

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer

Whether convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony, it may be difficult to deal with the burden of living with a criminal record. A defendant may experience limited educational, employment, financial and housing opportunities - all in addition to the initial penalties that were enforced upon the conviction of the offense. That is why I am determined, as a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer, to assist my clients in avoiding criminal convictions for their misdemeanor and felony charges. With my experience in this field and a background as a prosecuting attorney, I have the know-how and resources to competently handle your case.

Contact us today to see how we can address your felony or misdemeanor charges in the Las Vegas area.

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