If you have been arrested in North Las Vegas, it is important to decline to answer the police’s questions until your defense attorney is present. You should contact Adras & Altig at your first opportunity.
When you work with Adras & Altig attorneys at law in North Las Vegas, you will have Paul Adras and Steven Altig personally working as a team to obtain the best possible outcome for you. The legal team at Adras & Altig moves quickly to investigate each case, preserve evidence and identify the most effective defense strategy to respond to charges against our clients. We believe no individual’s life should be wrecked by a one-time mistake, and we fight to keep that from happening.
Our goal is to ensure the least disruption possible to your life if you face criminal charges in North Las Vegas. We provide dedicated legal representation to Clark County residents as well as visitors to Clark County who face felony or misdemeanor criminal charges.
North Las Vegas, Nevada
North Las Vegas is a city of about 250,000 people. It is about 10 minutes north of Downtown Las Vegas and 20 minutes north of the Las Vegas Strip. It is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in Nevada. In addition to several casinos and hotels, North Las Vegas is home to Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and several museums, parks, golf courses and other attractions.
Residents and visitors to North Las Vegas can run afoul of local police and be wrongly charged with criminal offenses ranging from traffic offenses to misdemeanors and felonies. In most cases, if you are charged with a crime in North Las Vegas, your case will be heard there.
Traffic offenses and misdemeanors, including first-time DUI charges or a domestic assault charge, are heard at North Las Vegas Municipal Court. Its address is:
North Las Vegas Municipal Court
2332 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Suite 100
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Gross misdemeanor or felony charges are heard from the initial appearance through the preliminary hearing at North Las Vegas Justice Court, a Clark County court. Its address is:
North Las Vegas Justice Court
2428 N Martin L King Blvd.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
If a gross misdemeanor or felony charge originating in North Las Vegas goes to trial, it will be heard at the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County, a Nevada state court. It’s address is:
Eighth Judicial District Court
Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89155
Adras & Altig, Attorneys at Law in North Las Vegas
The Adras & Altig team develops strong defenses for clients by working to uncover the facts of each case and presenting them in the best possible light. Prosecutors who have only seen police accounts of what has allegedly occurred will listen to Paul Adras and Steven Altig because they respect their diligence and detailed knowledge of Nevada criminal code.
When there are weaknesses in a prosecutor’s case, the attorneys at Adras & Altig can often negotiate a reduction or dismissal of the charges. Prosecutors in North Las Vegas will fully consider an Adras & Altig proposal to settle a case in a manner that is fair to you. Our attorneys are focused on results and getting the best outcome possible for clients within the limits of Nevada law.
Criminal Charges Our North Las Vegas Law Firm Handles
If you are arrested in North Las Vegas or anywhere in Nevada, you should cooperate with police but ask to see a lawyer before answering any questions beyond confirming your identity. Our defense attorneys at Adras & Altig represent clients on a wide range of criminal charges. Among charges we typically handle in North Las Vegas are:
Driving Under the Influence – Nevada has some of the country’s toughest laws and harshest penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Prosecutors are compelled to seek the maximum penalty possible in drunk driving cases. Never face a Nevada DUI charge without legal representation.
If police suspect you of driving under the influence, the state’s implied consent law gives police the authority to take a blood, breath or urine sample from you. If chemical tests show an alcohol concentration of .08 percent or more or any detectable amount of a controlled substance, your driver’s license may be revoked for 90 days without a trial or a guilty plea. You are granted a short amount of time to request an administrative hearing through the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles at which you may stop the automatic suspension of your driver’s license.
A first or second DUI conviction is a misdemeanor under Nevada law. However, even a first DUI conviction can result in stiff penalties, including jail time, a fine, community service, vehicle impoundment and alcohol education classes. As your DUI lawyers in North Las Vegas, we will work to develop a solid defense against the charges and, depending on the facts of the case, may be able to have the charges reduced or dismissed.
Drug Crimes – Nevada has legalized recreational use of marijuana, but many people do not understand that the law only allows use in private residences by adults who are 21 years old or older. Additionally, legal possession is limited to 1 ounce of marijuana or 3.5 grams of marijuana concentrate – in a private home. Individuals may be arrested for use or possession of marijuana at a casino, resort hotel or on public property, such as at a park in North Las Vegas. A first offense is a criminal misdemeanor charge that carries a $600 fine if convicted.
Meanwhile, a number of control substances used as recreational or “club” drugs remain illegal and carry felony charges for use or possession, such as heroin, LSD, Ecstasy, cocaine, peyote, GHB, methamphetamine and methadone. A drug crime conviction can carry stiff fines and prison time and may adversely affect your ability to get a job for years to come. Charges of selling, manufacturing or transporting drugs can result in life-altering prison sentences and fines.
Regardless of the facts surrounding your arrest on drug charges in North Las Vegas, you should contact Adras & Altig as soon as possible.
Domestic Assault – A fight with your spouse, former spouse, intimate partner, date, family member, or roommate can result in a charge of domestic battery if it involves the use of unlawful physical force, such as hitting, slapping, pushing, or grabbing. Domestic battery charges often arise from ordinary domestic disputes that get out of hand. Prosecutors face pressure to ensure maximum punishment in domestic battery cases, particularly when women are injured or abused.
In Nevada, it is important to understand that only a prosecutor can have a domestic battery case dismissed. An alleged victim who has had a change of heart cannot drop the charges. Adras & Altig can make sure the North Las Vegas prosecutor handling your charges understands the facts of the case that benefit you before going to court.
Other Felonies – Adras & Altig also handles criminal charges involving sex crimes, crimes of violence, white collar crime, property crimes like burglary, and other felony charges, including charges against juveniles.
Sealing Criminal Records – Nevada law allows criminal records to be sealed after a certain number of years if all sentences have been completed and there have been no additional criminal charges. It is a complex process, but Adras & Altig can help individuals who are eligible petition to have their records sealed and move forward with a clean slate. If we are successful in having your record sealed, you will be able to say that you have never been convicted of a crime.
Contact an Experienced North Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer
The tough-minded and aggressive legal team of Adras & Altig can help you stand up to criminal charges filed in North Las Vegas. We have three decades of experience defending clients in Clark County and municipal courts in the Las Vegas area. Our guiding principle is that each individual is innocent until proven otherwise and deserves a robust defense to protect his or her rights and freedom.
Adras & Altig will work diligently to develop an effective defense strategy for charges against you and use our experience and relationships to try to have the charges resolved in a manner favorable to you. Engage a legal defense team that knows North Las Vegas and Clark County courts. Contact Adras & Altig today.