Arrested In Las Vegas
What happens here does not always stay here. Unfortunately, if you or a loved one was arrested while visiting Las Vegas, those charges will not disappear once you leave the dazzling lights of “Sin City.” Many tourists find themselves faced with various types of charges, including:
- Drug crimes
- Assault and battery
- Driving crimes
- Sex crimes
- Many other felonies
There are many misbeliefs tourists have surrounding certain laws here, some of these law misconceptions are:
- The legalization of prostitution. This is false. Prostitution is only legal in some areas of Nevada, but Las Vegas and Clark County are excluded from the portion of Nevada where prostitution is legal. There are licensed brothels outside of the Las Vegas area that allow legal prostitution. Partaking in prostitution, whether you are the prostitute or customer, is illegal in all parts of Las Vegas.
- The open container law. While it is legal to have an open container of alcohol in some parts of the Las Vegas area, it is still illegal to have an open container of alcohol in a car, and this can result in a DUI. Las Vegas police are very strict when it comes to any type of drinking and driving.
- Smoking marijuana where you please. While marijuana is now legal in Las Vegas, it is illegal to smoke in hotel rooms or any place that is not a private residence. You are prohibited to smoke in any public area, hotel, or casino and by NO means are you allowed to be under the influence of marijuana while operating a motor vehicle.
What’s the first thing I should do if I am arrested in Las Vegas?
The first thing you should do if you or a loved one was arrested in Las Vegas is utilize your rights to remain silent. Try not to disclose any information in regards to your offense to the arresting officer. You have the right to remain silent, and you should use that right. Contact The Defenders and we can assist you so that you do not make the situation worse.
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney – The Defenders
It is important you contact The Defenders immediately so we can start creating an aggressive defense for your case. The Defenders delivers an honest and straightforward response to your charges while providing you personable and communicative involvement throughout the duration of your case. We’re aggressive when we need to be, compassionate when it counts, and always dedicated to your success. That’s what makes us The Defenders, a proud branch of the Richard Harris Law Firm.
We have the experience and knowledge you need to make sure you get the best judgment for your case. We are available day and night to start the process. Simply fill out our Contact Us form or call us at 702.333.3333.You don’t have to go through this alone, call us today!
The firm is led by attorney K. Ryan Helmick of The Defenders, who is experienced in dozens of criminal law matters. He and his team have helped thousands of people with their cases. It is his passion. Read more about Ryan here.