Showing posts with label criminal defense lawyer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label criminal defense lawyer. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

If you wonder why you need a private criminal defense attorney...

Here is why you should have a private criminal defense attorney for every single crime, no matter how small -- they add up and you could end up going away for life.

Don't believe me?

Just read some of these articles:


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/science/mandatory-prison-sentences-face-growing-skepticism.html?ref=us&_r=0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockyer_v._Andrade

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewing_v._California

Even the judge may not want to eventually put you away for a long time, but if you have a string of crimes on your record, you can only point to yourself for: 1.  doing the crime in the first place, or 2. not hiring a private criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and possibly reduced the charge or get it dismissed.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

(702) 834-6300 Driving Under the Influence in Las Vegas

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Las Vegas is taken very seriously because it causes deaths every year.  The problem is, of course, you may have thought you were perfectly fine to drive when you were pulled over by the police officer and then arrested.

There are reasons this may be the case.  Perhaps you were not drunk.  Perhaps the breathalyzer was wrong.  In any case, because driving under the influence is a crime, the government prosecutor is going to have to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that your blood alcohol content was above the legal limit. You therefore need a criminal defense attorney that handles DUIs to check the evidence and look for reasonable doubt.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Five Reasons to Consult a Nevada attorney in Henderson


1.  A Nevada attorney knows the sources of law that affect you, which include:
·      Nevada Revised Statutes,
·      Nevada Constitution,
·      US Constitution,
·      Nevada Administrative Code,
·      Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure,
·      Nevada Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules,
·      Nevada Supreme Court Rules,
·      Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure,
·      Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct,
·      Eighth Judicial District Court Rules,
·      Las Vegas Justice Court Rules,
·      Henderson Justice Court Rules,
·      Nevada Supreme Court Opinions,
·      Nevada Ethics Opinions,
·      Las Vegas Municipal Code,
·      North Las Vegas Municipal Code,
·      Henderson Municipal Code, and
·      Clark County Codes. 
Are you aware of all these sources of law, how to interpret them, and how they interplay? If not, you need a Las Vegas attorney.

2.   A Las Vegas attorney know how to investigate your legal issue using resources including the:
·      Nevada Secretary of State,
·      Clark County Assessor,
·      Clark County Recorder,
·      Clark County Business Licensing,
·      Clark County Permitting,
·      Las Vegas Business License,
·      North Las Vegas Business Licensing,
·      Henderson Business Licensing,
·      Municipal Courts,
·      Clark County District Court, and
·      Clark County Justice Court.
Do you know how to investigate issues using these government entities?  If not, a lawyer is very useful.

3.   Las Vegas attorneys typically have a minimum of 20 years of education, most of which they excelled in.  After that, Las Vegas lawyers much complete at least 12 hours of continuing legal education every year.  The bar exam topics on the Nevada bar exam include:
·      Agency and Partnership;
·      Community Property;
·      Conflict of Laws;
·      Constitutional Law;
·      Contracts;
·      Corporations;
·      Criminal Law;
·      Criminal Procedure;
·      Evidence;
·      Domestic Relations;
·      Real Property;
·      Remedies;
·      Torts;
·      Uniform Commercial Code (Articles 2,3 and 9);
·      Wills, Estates and Trusts; and
·      pleadings and practices under both the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
With a Nevada lawyer at your side, you can be sure that you will have someone with minimum competency in many fields.

4.  Many Las Vegas lawyers have seen it all in this town, including every kind of family dynamic, criminal charge, real estate issue, and suffering.

5.  Objectivity and perspective allow good Las Vegas attorneys to anticipate what a judge or jury may do and will bring this insight to the client's attention so the client can make informed decisions.


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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

If you already have an attorney who has claimed to be an expert, specialist, or specializes in or has expertise in any area of law in Nevada, The Jacks Law Group will find out whether this is true, free of charge.  Simply send us an e-mail at David.Jacks@me.com and we will determine whether the lawyer's claim specialist or expert claim is true.  To be able to use the words expert, specialist, specialize, or expertise, a Nevada lawyer must have special standing with the Nevada State Bar.  Any lawyer who uses these words on websites, letters, business cards, or any other marketing is in violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct and the client should be careful.  Experts or specialists charge more for their services because they have expertise and additional yearly costs associated with maintaining their expert level of competence.  If lawyer is wrongfully using this designation, the lawyer may be falsely overcharging and/or not handling your case the way an expert or specialist would.

Monday, October 22, 2012

DUI charges and The Jacks Law Group's dedication to education


Attended "Watkins Way" on October 5, 2012 which was a seminar about Driving Under the Influence in the State of Nevada.  The half-day education covered:

fundamentals; 
actual physical control; 
4th, 5th, and 6th amendments of the constitution; 
ex post facto; roadside exercises (field sobriety tests); 
implied consent; 
breath testing; 
retrograde extrapolation; 
ethics; 
double jeopardy; 
proximate cause; 
priors; appeals; and 
DMV.
The Jacks Law Group takes legal education seriously in order  to  have the most up to date information, criminal laws, criminal legal theories, and arguments relevant to defending against DUI charges in Clark County, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Boulder City, and Henderson in justice court, municipal court, and district courts.  If you have been charged and arrested with a DUI in Clark County, contact us.  Talk to no one but your defense attorney following your arrest.  Exercise your right to remain silent.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Las Vegas family court rules coming in 2013.


David Jacks Attended the October 4, 2012 Family Law Bench Bar Meeting:  

Moderators:  Judge Pomrenze and Corinne Price.  
Honored Guest Justice Mark Gibbons. 

Discussion Topic:  Amendment to NRCP 16.2 -Overview of Significant Changes | ADKT No. 476 and NRCP 16.205 | Revised Financial Disclosure Form, Opt-in form and Marital Balance Sheet.


The Jacks Law Group strives to be on top of the changes in family law to ensure clients get competent representation.  If you want to know how current your attorney is on family law, ask if they know about the pending rule changes to NRCP 16.2 which will take effect January 2013.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Las Vegas or Henderson Criminal Defense



The best criminal defense requires an understanding of many issues related to to the criminal case, including the following ten:


1.     A thorough understanding of all of the facts in the case
2.     A thorough understanding of the substance of the crime charged, both as to the letter of the law as well as the spirit behind the law
3.     A thorough understanding of the procedural defenses
4.     A thorough understanding of the substantive and affirmative defenses available in Las Vegas or Henderson
5.     A cooperative and communicative client who has not incriminated himself or herself through statements to others
6.     Insight into the Las Vegas or Henderson judge's views on the type of crime
7.     Insight into the Las Vegas or Henderson judge's potential sentences upon conviction
8.     Insight into the abilities of the particular Las Vegas or Henderson prosecutor prosecuting the criminal charge
9.     Criminal procedural at every stage, from prearrest collection of evidence, post arrest treatment of suspects, to legal maneuvering in court and sentencing guidelines
10. Enough money to mount the case required to improve the chances of a dismissal or acquittal.

REQUIRED DISCLAIMER

The information about Las Vegas or Henderson criminal charges contained on this page is not intended to be legal advice about criminal law.  A Las Vegas or Henderson defense lawyer should always evaluate your criminal law matter as soon as possible.  You should treat your criminal charge with the seriousness it requires.  Moreover, the information contained in this blog is not intended to guarantee any result.  Each case is unique and will require special attention by a criminal defense attorney.

Remember, for misdemeanor crimes, you will not get a court appointed public defender.  If you want a criminal defense attorney to represent your interests, you will have to hire one in private practice. 

When you say, I need a criminal defense lawyer in Las Vegas or Henderson, call us.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Driving while talking on a cell phone in Henderson



New Nevada Traffic Law About Cell Phones and Driving

Here are some important new traffic laws passed by the 2011 Nevada Legislature which police officers in Las Vegas and Henderson are cracking down on. A short description of each is followed by its effective date, legislative bill number and applicable Nevada Revised Statute or NRS Chapter.

No Texting and Hands-Free

Texting, accessing the internet and hand-held cell phone use while driving are now illegal in Nevada.

You can talk using a hands-free headset and, while making voice calls, touch the phone to “activate, deactivate or initiate a feature or function on the device.”

The fines are $50 for the first offense in seven years, $100 for the second and $250 for the third and subsequent offenses. Fines are subject to doubling if the offense occurs in a work zone. The first offense is not treated as a moving violation for DMV and insurance purposes.

Exceptions include:

• Any person reporting a medical emergency, a safety hazard or criminal activity.
• Drivers using a voice-operated navigation system affixed to the vehicle or those riding in autonomous vehicles.
• Drivers using citizen band or other two-way radios that require a license and have a separate, hand-held microphone.
• Law enforcement officers, firefighters or emergency medical personnel acting within the scope of their employment.
• Utility workers responding to an outage or emer- gency and using devices provided by the company.
• Amateur radio operators providing communications services during an emergency or disaster.

Remember, for misdemeanor crimes, you will not get a court appointed public defender.  If you want a criminal defense attorney to represent your interests, you will have to hire one in private practice.