For those who are visiting Las Vegas, you are most likely here seeking a good time and enjoying the strip and downtown atmosphere. However, sometimes we may take it a little far and some visitors may find themselves arrested. First of all, you’re not the only one this has happened to, so don’t panic. Second, Kajioka & Associates Attorneys at Law will walk you through the steps and help you know what to do if you happen to find yourself in this situation.
What to Do if You Get in Trouble & Are Arrested on the Las Vegas Strip
Step 1. Remain silent and contact a criminal defense attorney. If you find yourself being arrested on the strip take advantage of your fifth Amendment Right and remain silent. As many know, what you say can be held against you in the court of law and you might be surprised to learn what can be held against you in court. You have the right to choose your attorney. Make sure to find a reputable criminal defense lawyer to represent you. Make sure after you have contacted your attorney, that you follow our instructions.
Step 2. Analyze your charges and the reason for the arrest. There are a number of reasons you might be arrested. Some of the most common arrests on the strip usually involve one of the following:
• You may have been smoking marijuana, soliciting, or defacing the casino or its property.
• Shooting birds on the strip.
• Paying for or accepting sexual solicitations.
• Entering a casino property or building after you have been banned.
Your attorney will understand the nature of your arrest and your charges. We will then begin building you a solid defense. We will also discuss your best options regarding your case and if you need to consider entering into a negotiation or plea bargain with the prosecutor.
Step 3. Presenting your case. In many cases your attorney will use either witnesses, testimonies, and other evidence to assist in your defense during your hearing. During this time the prosecutor may drop or reduce the chargers held against you. A hearing can last a few hours or even days depending on the level of charges. Your attorney will attempt to set on a plea bargain to reduce your charges. Once all of the arguments and evidence was presented, the courts will come to their final decision. Either the court will convict you of your charges, or you will have accepted the plea bargain, perhaps all of the charges were dropped all together. Once the court reaches their final decision, you will know your final steps as ordered by the court.
Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Business Attorneys & More in Greater Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is a place to let loose and have fun. Many love the thrill of gambling. However, don’t gamble on whether or not you will get caught committing a crime. As it may be the biggest adrenalin rush of your life, you don’t want to have to face jail time. If you walk into a situation and found yourself arrested unintentionally, contact Kajioka & Associates Attorneys at Law. We will build you a firm defense and help reduce if not remove all of the charges brought against you.