LV Criminal Defense
Your Criminal Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada
Getting arrested and charged with a crime in Nevada can be confusing and stressful. When will you get out of jail? What type of penalties do you face? How will your loved ones react? What will happen to your job?
If you have been arrested in Las Vegas, it may be tempting to listen to what friends and family or even law enforcement have to say about what you should do and why. But every criminal case is different, and your freedom and criminal record should not be left to chance and guesswork. Instead, your best defense is having an experienced and qualified Las Vegas criminal defense attorney like Nick Wooldridge at your side every step of the way.
About Nick Wooldridge
Las Vegas criminal attorney Nick Wooldridge founder of LV Criminal Defense is ready to help you now in the toughest cases in the state and federal courts in Nevada.
You should entrust your criminal case to an experienced defense lawyer who exclusively deals with criminal cases. Nick Wooldridge represents clients in the smallest misdemeanor cases and the most serious felony cases with over a decade of experience, much in high-profile cases.
How is Nick Wooldridge different from other criminal defense attorneys?
LV Criminal Defense is different. Our priority is creating a defense strategy that is tailored to the unique facts of your case by personally meeting with you and reviewing the evidence against you.
If this careful assessment of your case and what works for you is not done, you are in danger of getting pushed through the criminal justice system in a way that is convenient for your attorney, the prosecutor, and law enforcement, but not necessarily the way that is in your best interest. You need an attorney who has your best interest in mind. LV Criminal Defense put our clients first and work hard to get their lives back.
Every case is different, and you deserve an individualized, tailored defense specific to the facts of your case. The only way to get that is to hire a criminal lawyer who listens to what you have to say and makes an effort to understand what you need and want. Most importantly, Mr. Wooldridge will tell you exactly what you need to know about your case and your options so you can make the best decision for you.
Defendants in high profile cases with serious penalties have entrusted their lives to Attorney Nick Wooldridge. Read more about Mr. Wooldridge to learn more about how he approaches a case and why he has been an integral part of defense teams in cases you have heard about on the news. He has trained with some of the best criminal lawyers in the country and is using those skills to help those who have been arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada for many different crimes.
On this website, you will find information about minimum and maximum penalties for Nevada crimes, their legal definitions, and the possibility of plea deals.
There are many small subtle factors that change the way your case is handled by law enforcement and the District Attorney. An attorney who handles criminal cases every day is the best person to understand how these small factors will impact the outcome of your case. You need a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney who understands both the written- and unwritten- rules. If this careful assessment of your case and what works for you is not done, you are in danger of getting pushed through the criminal justice system in a way that is convenient for your attorney, the prosecutor, and law enforcement, but not necessarily the way that is in your best interest. You need a criminal attorney who has your best interest in mind. Nick Wooldridge puts his clients first and works hard to get their lives back.
If you've been indicted in Las Vegas or anywhere else in the State of Nevada, if you face criminal investigation or simply if you have any questions, feel free to call us at 702-623-6362 anytime. 24/7 coverage.
What to do if you are arrested in Las Vegas
First and foremost, if you have been arrested , you do not have any obligation to speak to the police or answer questions until a lawyer is present. Do not be afraid to ask for a lawyer. The fact that you asked for an attorney cannot later be used against you because it is your constitutional right.
At the earliest opportunity, contact a criminal defense attorney in Las Vegas who is an experienced advocate for people accused of crimes. Convictions for even small crimes can impact your future. A criminal record of convictions can make it difficult to find housing and employment, to win a custody battle for your children, or to enjoy other rights like owning a gun.
What to do if you have been charged with a crime in Las Vegas while on vacation
Despite its reputation as a place where anything goes, visitors to Las Vegas are not immune from arrest and criminal charges.
If you were arrested while visiting Las Vegas, you still must answer to any charges against you. For some crimes, like DUI, Nevada will likely report the crime to your home state. Don’t ignore these charges- get a criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in handling cases for out-of-state visitors.
Sometimes things go wrong. Nick Wooldridge understands that and wants to help you. Your best defense starts early. If you have been arrested in Las Vegas and charged with a crime, contact LV Criminal Defense at 702-623-6362 as soon as possible for dedicated, experienced defense.
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17+ Years Of Experience
What our Clients are saying
When I initially met with Mr. Wooldridge, he took the opportunity to sit and go over my problem with me. He described details in my case which he found disturbing and explained why he I should have him on my side. Everything he told me at the first meeting came to pass before my case was dismissed. The points he found disturbing, he converted into arguments. The science he explained became strong reasons for evidentiary exclusion. Thumb up!
Nevada Criminal Charges
Representing Clients Across Entire Clark County
LV Criminal Defense ensures the prosecutor is fulfilling their role, which may involve:
(1) Making court requests for additional time.
(2) Pursuing the suppression of evidence obtained in violation of your constitutional rights.
(3) Advocating for reduced penalties based on mitigating factors in your case.
These legal arguments can impact which charges are brought against you. For example:
(1) A prostitution charge can potentially be reduced to a simple trespass.
(2) A domestic violence battery charge might be reduced to a simple assault if the prosecutor lacks sufficient evidence.
Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side is crucial to securing the lowest possible charges.
Criminal records can have lasting implications, potentially affecting your future.
Consider hiring Nick Wooldridge, an experienced, aggressive, and successful Las Vegas criminal lawyer, to enhance your chances of moving forward unburdened by these charges.
Las Vegas plea bargaining
There are also opportunities to negotiate a sentence down once the charges have been determined. First time drug offenses can be dismissed altogether if you complete Drug Court, and often jail time can be suspended as long as you are not arrested again. These deals are not a guarantee, but having a strong defense lawyer working on your behalf is the best way to ensure you get a favorable plea deal in your Las Vegas criminal case.
How can LV Criminal Defense help you?
You need an attorney to turn the investigation around. The police and prosecutor are not on your side, and in fact, have an interest in getting the most convictions possible to seem “tough on crime.” You need someone to investigate whether the actions of the police in your case were legal and appropriate, to determine the weaknesses in the state’s case against you, and to learn what the witnesses will say and what evidence has been collected. Nick Wooldridge uses all of this information to begin building your defense from the moment you hire him. These are your rights, and Nick Wooldridge will make sure that everyone involved abides by them.
As you go through the Nevada criminal process, you need a strong, aggressive advocate to defend you from over-reaching by law enforcement and the prosecutor. Don’t leave your case to chance, the guesswork of friends or family, assumptions based on what you have seen on television, or the seeming friendliness of law enforcement. Be sure that you have someone on your side, with all the facts, and a clear, accurate understanding of what the law really is in your case.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are arrested in Las Vegas, if you are not immediately released, you will likely go to the Clark County Detention Center (CCDC) for processing.
If you are arrested, it likely will take some time for your case to be resolved, and you may not have to stay in jail leading up to trial. You can either be released on your own recognizance (O.R.) , released on bail, or stay in custody until trial. Some warrants have predetermined bail amounts, or in some cases, a judge will assign a bail amount, or assign no bail at all. Non-bailable warrants are common for criminal charges for murder, rape, or drug trafficking.