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Joshua L. Tomsheck

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Battery with a deadly weapon(vehicle)? Does this mean automatic jail time(Felony)? In NEVADA.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Joshua L. Tomsheck
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    In response to your last question, that is certainly something you should be discussing with your attorney. I assume you have retained a lawyer since you referred to your "hired attorney." As such, that person is best equipped to answer your questions. As a general response however, in Nevada, you can be charged with a battery even though you never intended to actually harm the person who was hurt. That is because battery is a general intent crime. Battery, a simple misdemeanor...

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  2. I can't pay off my dui classes and court fees of 233$

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Joshua L. Tomsheck
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    Oftentimes the Courts will let you convert your fine to community service. Depending on which Judge you are in front of, they will equate community service hours to an equivalent dollar amount owed in fines. For instance (and I am using round numbers to simplify) if you have a $500 fine, and the Court gives credit of $10/hour for community service time, you would be allowed to do 50 hours of community service to work off your fine balance. I suggest you explain your situation to the Court...

  3. What does FELONY ARRGN mean on a drugs related case

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Joshua L. Tomsheck
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    I assume from your question that someone you know, other than yourself, has been arrested and/or charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Sell (PCSWITS). This crime is charged under NRS 453.337 and is a "D" level felony, punishable by 1-4 years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine, for a FIRST offense. Under the law in Nevada, each subsequent offense for PCSWITS is enhanceable. A second offense becomes a 1-5 year/$10,000 fine "C" felony and a third conviction becomes...

  4. What is the minimum to maximum amount of time can a person serve for possessing a firearm who has a felony status.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Joshua L. Tomsheck
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    The amount of time your son is facing depends on a number of factors, most notably, where the charge is filed. If it is filed in Federal Court, his sentencing range is determined to a large extent by his criminal history. Without that information it would be difficult to tell you the sentencing range he is exposed to. More likely however, he is charged in State Court. In Nevada, NRS 202.360 (1)(a) makes it a crime for a person to have in his or her possession, or under his or her...