If you or your loved one has been arrested and charged with a criminal offense, you need the legal assistance of a reputable Boulder City crime defense attorney. Attorneys Paul Adras and Steven Altig handle all of the firm’s cases and work together as a legal defense team. You will work directly with the partner attorneys. The attorneys at Adras & Altig have more than a decade of experience standing up for the rights of people facing criminal charges in Boulder City and throughout Clark County. They are committed to the principle that no one’s life should be ruined by one misstep or lapse of judgment. Our goal is to resolve criminal charges so that our clients experience the least disruption possible in their lives.
At Adras & Altig, we believe that every individual facing criminal charges in Boulder City deserves effective legal representation. Our approach is more about getting results and less about ego. We handle criminal charges involving local Clark County residents as well as visitors to the area who have been charged with a criminal felony or misdemeanor charges.
How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help Me in Boulder City, NV?
The attorneys at Adras & Altig know that good people sometimes make errors of judgment. But one mistake should not affect the rest of your life. Everyone deserves a fresh start.
Our criminal defense attorneys will fight for your rights and stand with you every step of the way. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, you should take the charge seriously and seek legal guidance from a reputable defense lawyer without delay.
Our attorneys at Adras & Altig will move quickly to investigate the criminal charges that you are facing and unearth evidence to support your account of what happened. We develop a strong defense strategy to respond to the charges. At every step in the process, we will question the prosecution’s evidence against you.
Having a skilled defense lawyer representing you improves your chances of successfully navigating the Clark County justice system.
Our attorneys know the local court system and have developed working relationships with judges and district attorneys in Clark County. Paul Adras and Steven Altig are respected defense attorneys. That allows us to negotiate with prosecutors to have charges reduced and have clients who are eligible diverted to treatment programs. Successful completion of a program may lead to the charges being dismissed eventually.
A criminal defense attorney at Adras & Altig can help you navigate the Nevada criminal justice system by developing a legal strategy tailored to your specific situation. We are here to help you, not to judge you, so call us today.
Our Legal Practice Areas
Our Boulder City criminal defense attorneys at Adras & Altig represent clients facing all types of criminal charges.
Among the common types of cases we handle are:
In addition to the charges listed above, our attorneys can handle the paperwork to have your criminal records sealed. You may ask the court to seal your criminal records and remove them from public view in Nevada after a certain number of years if you have maintained a clean record since your original arrest or conviction. The length of time you must wait before applying to have a criminal record sealed varies depends on the seriousness of the criminal offense.
If a record is sealed, the charge will no longer show up on typical background checks by prospective employers and lending institutions. Then you can legally say that you have not been convicted of a crime.
What to Do If You Are Arrested
If you are arrested by Boulder City police and charged with a criminal offense, your first impulse may be to try to explain your actions so the police officer will drop the charge. You should never attempt to explain your way out of a criminal charge. Talking to the police won’t help and may hurt your case. The police officer will not be persuaded to drop the charge against you.
If you give the police a statement, your words may be used against you in court. For that reason, it is important to remain silent until you have consulted a criminal defense lawyer.
Anyone who has been charged with committing a criminal offense in Boulder City or elsewhere in Clark County has a right to speak with an attorney. You should ask to contact an attorney right away.
If the police read you your Miranda rights, you should politely decline to answer police questions. You should inform the police that you are invoking your right to remain silent and that you want to speak with a lawyer. The sooner you have a lawyer at your side, the less likely you are to say something that may cause problems for you.
For some minor offenses, you may be issued a citation and told to appear in court. For other misdemeanor offenses, you may be arrested and taken into custody to the Henderson Detention Center for booking and processing. The police will take your photo and fingerprints.
Henderson Detention Center
18 East Basic Road
Henderson, NV 89015
For more serious charges, you may be taken to the Clark County Detention Center. You will be taken before a magistrate. The court will typically decide the amount of bail that must be posted in order for you to be released from custody.
The more serious the charge, the higher the bail. The bail also may be higher if you are an out-of-state resident to minimize the risk that you will not return to court.
At the first opportunity, you should contact a criminal defense attorney at Adras & Altig. Our attorneys handle all types of criminal defenses cases in Boulder City and throughout Clark County.
Boulder City, NV Court System
Boulder City is located in Clark County about 25 miles southeast of Las Vegas.
If you are charged with a traffic offense or a criminal misdemeanor such as a first-time charge of driving under the influence, your case will be heard in Boulder Municipal Court. The Boulder City Municipal Court has jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors and traffic infractions and violations of municipal ordinances.
The Justice Court of Boulder City Township conducts probable cause hearings, arraignments, initial appearances on felony charges, as well as trials of misdemeanor charges and traffic cases.
The Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County serves as the trial court of general jurisdiction and handles more than 90,000 criminal and civil cases each year. The district court is part of the Nevada judicial system.
The addresses of the courts are:
Boulder City Township Justice Court
501 Avenue G
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Boulder City Municipal Court
501 Avenue G
Boulder City, Nevada 89005
Eighth Judicial District Court
Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Ave.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89155
We Are a Commited Criminal Defense Law Firm At Your Service
The Boulder City criminal defense attorneys at Adras & Altig are respected defense attorneys who have a thorough understanding of the Nevada criminal justice system and Nevada criminal law. The attorneys at Adras & Altig work as a team and focus on achieving the best outcome possible for each client.
The attorneys at Adras & Altig know that every criminal matter has more than one side. But in many instances, prosecutors have heard only the police version of what occurred. Our defense attorneys will investigate your case and make sure your version of events is heard as well. Our attorneys know how to identify the weaknesses in a prosecutor’s case and use them to the advantage of our clients. In some cases, we are able to negotiate a reduction in the charges or a dismissal of the case.
We approach each case with an open mind and a firm belief that our client deserves a strong defense. If you call our office with questions and we are in court, we will do our best to respond to your call by the close of business if possible. Contact us by phone or use our online contact form to set up a free and confidential consultation with Adras & Altig.