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  • What the reason to get to criminal defense attorney when you got accuse lewdness against minor?

    we got accuse for sexual assault, if we hire attorney, does criminal defense attorney will help us win the case or they just there to reduce penalties? I really dont understand please explain to me thank in advance.

    Joel’s Answer

    Lewdness with a minor in Nevada carries a potential Life sentence in jail. This is a very serious crime and needs to be handled by an experienced lawyer that has dealt with sex crimes before. Either way the lawyer is there to help you get the best possible outcome...If you need to go to trial to achieve that then you will have to decide whether you want to go to trial or take a negotiation.

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  • My son he 23 now. now my friend file a case againt my son for 9 years ago he touch my friend daughter genital what will happen?

    9 years ago my son would be 14 and little girl 4 years old . I know I need sex crime defense attorney immediately for my son. But what would happen if my son found guilty? will he go to jail or just register as sex offender? how long he might b...

    Joel’s Answer

    If your son is charged with lewdness with a minor he is looking at 10 years to life in prison. Since the crime is alleged to have occurred 9 years ago there might be a difference in what the law required at that time.

    I have handled many sex cases in Las Vegas and many times the "victim" waits a long time to disclose the abuse. Nevada allows for a lingering time period to file charges when the "victim" was told to keep the abuse secret. In addition the statute of limitations doesn't really start running until after the victim turns 18 years old.

    You should contact an attorney immediately to discuss the many nuiances involved.

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  • 14 year old boy touch 5 years old girl genital, how long the boy will go to jail for?

    How long the little girl have to file to police because it expire?

    Joel’s Answer

    Since the boy is 14 years old, if he is arrested, he will be sent to the Juvenile Courts. Once he is there the DA may seek to have him certified as an adult. THe key would be to do anything and everything to keep him in the Juvenile system. However, if he is certified he will be looking at a possible charge of lewdness with a minor which carries a potential sentence of 10years to life in prison. I would suspect a good attorney, depending on the facts, would be able to get this charge reduced to something much less offensive.

    An attorney should be consulted immediately to discuss issues that may arise.

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  • Open container ticket in Las Vegas, NV.

    Received a ticket for open container as a passenger in a vehicle. What is the bail amount for this ticket? Would it be considered a misdemeanor or is it a simple traffic offense?

    Joel’s Answer

    This would be considered more than a traffic offense. It is considered to be a misdemeanor offense and should be handled accordingly.

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  • 16 year old with possession of of open container

    i was in a car with two buddys i was in the passenger seat, cop pulled us over and found a 32oz of bud ice under my seat, he gave me 2 tickets one for municipal court and the other for juvenile court. i was told to not hire a lawyer because im sti...

    Joel’s Answer

    First if you were given a ticket for Municipal and Juvenile Court you must either appear yourself or have a representative (attorney) appear for you. The Court will issue a bench warrant if you fail to appear. It is a little strange that you would receive a ticket in municipal Court and Juvenile Court as a passenger in the car. If you were the driver it might make sense as you can be charged with driving offenses in non-juvenile jurisdictions.

    It is difficult to say what will happen with you as you did not even indicate what the tickets were for or how they were alleged. I suggest you contact an attorney immediately to look into these issues and that you don't miss any Court appearances.

    PLEASE NOTE: THESE COMMENTS ARE NOT LEGAL ADVICE. They are provided for informational purposes on a general website comment page only. Actual legal advice from this office can only be provided after consultation directly with an attorney from our office. Answering this question does not create an attorney-client relationship or otherwise require further consultation.

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  • 8 year old possession of cannabis charge, question about declaring for backround check in another state.

    8 years ago I was arrested given a mug shot, finger printed, and released without bail for a very small amout of weed less than .50 of a gram. I got a good lawyer to represent me. Im looking at my court documents from the incident, and all it st...

    Joel’s Answer

    First of all in the State of Nevada there is no such thing as expungement. In Nevada there is a way for a person with a conviction to seal there record. By sealing your record you do not get rid of the conviction but all the recording agencies are required to take it off their records. There are certain instances when a sealed matter can be unsealed, especially by the gamining commission. However, once you record is sealed you can purport yourself as if you were never ever arrested. In certain situations, though, it is sometimes better to come clean and let the person doing the background check know just for full disclosure and trustworthy issues not to arise.

    Regarding the possession of marijuana charge, if you were convicted of a misdemeanor it would be available for sealing 2 years from the date that the case was closed. In looking at your question it may be that your charge was ultimately dismissed which would mean you could have sealed your case immediately. However, I would have to see all the details to tell you for sure.

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  • Burglary case posted already Question were do i find a good lawyer who wont charge me a fortune and will take payments ?????

    No I wasn't on probation or parole like i said i haven't been in no trouble in 7years and my charges are burglary and petti larceny . My past includes possession w/intent 18yrs back manuf/traffic 10yrs ago and a couple petti larceny's and i think...

    Joel’s Answer

    You can give my office a call. We work with people and are able to make payment arrangements.

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  • I am an ex felon and ive been out of trouble for 7 years now and i just got a new charge $78.00 burglury charge and grand larcen

    my question is i can afford to go to jail /prison i'll loose everything what do i do ?????

    Joel’s Answer

    First question to you is were you on parole at the time that this happened? From your information that you provided it would seem that you are not. If you are not then this Felony charge would go through the normal process. First you would receive a Court date from the jail when you were released, unless you get representation you must appear at this date and time. Second once you appear you will be told of the criminal charges against you and a preliminary hearing will be scheduled.

    Now in my experiences with a burglary charge involving an amount of money less than $250 there are ways that the case can be resolved without it going to trial. However, with your criminal history it might thow a wrench in the process. A DA is going to not want to cut you a break because of your prior felonies. Now if your prior felonies were for something similar there will be more issues to deal with as well.

    The bottom line is that you need an attorney.

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  • What does it mean "Stayof execution" on the Traffic Ciatation.

    I got traffice ciatation. At court day the police office did not appear and the judge gave me Stay of execution. There was another person with the same issue, and the police office did not showed up and the judge dismissed the ticket. What should ...

    Joel’s Answer

    Based on the limited facts you provided it is difficult to know specifically what you mean. However typically a stay of execution in a traffic matter would mean that you need to complete the requirements of the the Court. If you are successful in completing the requirements the Court would dismiss your ticket, however if you fail the Court would find you guilty of the traffic violation. All jurisdictions and laws are different and you should consult a local attorney to find out specifically.

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  • Does mexico check for u.s warrants?

    Local not Federal warrant. Wanting to go on vacation and then take care of it.

    Joel’s Answer

    I agree with the previous post. I do not advise that you leave the country with an active warrant in any state or federally. The immigration systems are tied into each other and will typically know when there is a warrant.

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