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Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Criminal Defense Attorneys Las Vegas NV

Are you facing criminal or DUI charges in the Laughlin, Henderson, Enterprise, Paradise or Las Vegas, NV areas? Our Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers are “Some of The Most Experienced Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys for Domestic Violence and DUI / DWI in Las Vegas and the Entire Nevada Region” With almost 2 decades practicing law in Las Vegas our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers possess a very in depth knowledge of the Las Vegas criminal justice system.

Las Vegas Nevada Criminal Attorney Gregory D. Knapp serves those facing criminal, DUI and traffic violation charges in all of Clark County, Nevada including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise, Laughlin, Primm, Mesquite, Sloan, Arden, Nelson, Jean, Boulder City, Mountains Edge, Enterprise, Nellis Air Force Base and the UNLV campus.

Cases Our Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers Handle

  • DUI / DWI including first offense, multiple offense, DUI w/drugs in car & DUI w/child in car
  • Domestic Violence including restraining orders and protective orders
  • Violent Crimes including assault, sexual assault, battery, offensive toughing and others.
  • Drug Crimes including marijuana possession, cocaine possession and federal Narcotics Trafficking
  • Child Abuse including assault, Shaken Baby Syndrome, child neglect, foster care abuse & sex abuse
  • Internet Crimes such as child porn, online sex crimes, online drug crimes, fraud & forgery
  • Sex Crimes including prostitution, online sex crimes, sexual assault, prostitution and child sex crimes
  • Bench Warrants for criminal charges, drug crimes, DUI, sex offenses, probation violations
  • Probation Violations for drug crimes, DUI, missing check-ins, violent crimes, etc.
  • College Student Crimes UNLV Crimes including sex offenses, drug crimes, assault & DUI
  • Property Crimes such as burglary, theft, shoplifting, vandalism, robbery and armed robbery
  • Juvenile Crimes such as theft, drug possession, violent crimes, weapons charges and underage DUI
  • Felony Cases including of all classes (A through E), violent crimes, property crimes, felony drug crimes, sex crimes & felony DUI
  • Misdemeanor Cases of both types (misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors) which can be assault, drug possession, resisting arrest & DUI
  • Hit & Run, Fleeing  the Scene of an Accident and Leaving the Scene of an Accident
  • High-Profile Cases including celebrities, professional athletes and significant media coverage

No matter what type of charges you are facing please contact Las Vegas Criminal Lawyer Gregory D. Knapp to discuss your case. Let him put his experience to work for you.

Nevada Mandatory Minimum Sentences

All crimes in Nevada have mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines attached to them. The only exception are minor traffic violations such as speeding. These minimum mandatory sentences include administrative, financial and legal consequences. The more serious the crime the more harsh the penalties. This means that a felony is more serious than a misdemeanor. And there are 5 felony classes with Class A felonies being the most severe and Class E felonies being the least severe.

Possible mandatory minimum sentences for any NV crime can be jail time, a prison sentence, probation, house arrest, alcohol monitoring bracelet, ignition interlock device in vehicle, loss of child custody, etc. Let Las Vegas Criminal Attorney Greg Knapp fight for you. He is an expert negotiator and will obtain the best possible outcome for you.

Miranda Rights & Defending Nevada Criminal Charges

According to the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution law enforcement are required to read you your Miranda Rights aka Miranda Warning. Miranda Rights advise criminal suspects of their right to silence and or their right to refuse to give information or statements to law enforcement officials such as cops, detectives, etc. This warning exists to preserve the admissibility of your statements at time of arrest, during an interrogation and throughout all legal proceedings.

If you were not read your Miranda Rights at the time of arrest that may be a way to get your charges dropped as your Constitutional Rights were violated. Let our Las Vegas criminal attorneys make sure your rights were protected and guide you through the Nevada criminal system.

How Will Your Clark County Nevada Criminal Case Resolve

Facing criminal charges or DUI charges of any kind is a scary time. You have many questions and your life is suddenly very complicated due to court dates, uncertainty, legal penalties, loss of driving privileges and not knowing if you should hire a Clark County criminal defense attorney. With all of this in mind you absolutely need to retain our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers. They have a wealth of experience and will make having your charges dropped or dismissed their top priority. In some cases, especially in cases where there is a previous arrest and or incarceration history, having your charged dropped is not a possibility. In these cases Mr. Knapp will set his sights on minimizing the administrative, financial and legal penalties on your pending charges.

Our Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers

Gregory D. Knapp ESQ. is a private Las Vegas, Nevada criminal defense attorney with extensive experience on his side. Being a Former ProsecutorDeputy District Attorney, Chief Deputy, and Team Chief for 10 years in the Clark County District Attorney’s office  he prosecuted cases throughout the  Clark County area, including Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Laughlin, Mesquite, Moapa, Bunkerville, Enterprise, Paradise, Goodsprings, Searchlight and Boulder City.)

 (Deputy District Attorney 1996-2005)

1996: APPELLATE DIVISION: Wrote dozens of appeals to the Criminal Law Nevada Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Argued on behalf of the State in the Nevada Supreme Court on five occasions.

1997: FORFEITURE UNIT/DUI TEAM: Litigated all complaints for the forfeiture of all money, vehicles and property seized on behalf of the LVMPD.

(Prosecuted 1,000s of Criminal Defense cases)

1998-2004: JUSTICE AND DISTRICT COURTS: Prosecuted all types of felony and misdemeanor cases in Las Vegas Justice Courts and District Courts.

2000-2001: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT: Prosecuted over 2,000 domestic violence cases, including over 100 trials. Attended and completed a 40 hour course seminar on domestic violence in Anaheim, California. This experience gives me more domestic violence experience than any other practicing defense attorney and leads to over 100 dismissal and reduced charges every year.  If you have a charge of domestic charges and need them off your record, call me for a free consultation.

2002-2004: OUTLYING AREA PROSECUTOR: Prosecuted trials and preliminary hearings of all types in the townships surrounding Las Vegas in Clark County and all surrounding cities. My experience and reputation in the outlying areas like Laughlin, gets you the best possible results at the lowest rates.

2005: BAD CHECK/MARKERS UNIT – TEAM CHIEF:  In charge of the District Attorney’s largest division in responsible for prosecuting bad checks throughout the valley and casino  markers of behalf of casinos. From millions of dollars in bad markers to routine bad check cases, I get them resolved.

HIGHLIGHTS: Personally conducted over 50 felony jury trials, including: several murder cases and co-chaired a high-profile double murder, death penalty case with District Attorney, David Roger.

2006-present: Private Criminal Defense Attorney: I have been practicing my own private criminal cases for the past 11 years and still going strong. I have over 150 active criminal cases and around 3,000 closed cases. 

If you’re interested in learning more about me and my law firm and what we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We will be more than happy to assist you in anything you need to make you feel assured with whatever situation you’re facing. Don’t let one little mistake ruin your bright future.

If you need an ethical Criminal Defense Law Firm, don’t settle for less than the best! I understand your case and I want to help you.  Your interest is my interest. I work for you, not the court like someone appointed for free and not a bail bond company that wants you to plead guilty and be free of the bond. I don’t share fees or take orders from Bail Bond companies to get referrals. Hire an experienced and successful former prosecutor and college professor that knows Nevada court system.

Contact Our Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers

Do not wait another second to contact our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers and Las Vegas, Nevada DUI defense attorneys for a free consult. With many years experience, and an intimate knowledge of the Nevada legal system, they will fight to protect your rights, freedom and reputation.

Our Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers offer free consultations and serve all of Clark County, Nevada including: Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Laughlin, Henderson, Primm, Paradise, Enterprise, UNLV, Nellis Air Force Base, Boulder City, Whitney, Moapa Valley, Mesquite, Jean, Sloan, Spring Valley, Summerlin South, Sunrise Manor, Pioche, Tonopah, Nelson, Arden, Winchester & Mountain’s Edge, NV.