The criminal justice system in the United States is one of the bedrocks of freedom and liberty. The constitution is clear that no person can be deprived of life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness without due process. Every defendant must be viewed as innocent until proven guilty and must be given the chance to face his accuser and fight for his freedom within the criminal justice system.
To maintain the integrity of the justice system, the law is clear that certain behaviors are prohibited. Both officials within the justice system and members of the public can face serious consequences for attempting to corrupt justice. Chapter 199 of Title 15 of the Nevada Code is the section of Nevada’s law that defines crimes against public justice. There are myriad offenses prohibited within this section of Nevada’s criminal code.
If you are accused of a violation of any of the provisions of Chapter 199, LV Criminal Defense is here to help you. Our legal team will work closely with you to identify the evidence against you and to develop a sound legal strategy aimed at navigating the justice system in the most effective way possible. When you need a Nevada defense attorney who is experienced and skilled enough to fight to protect your future, you can give us a call to get the help you need.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
There are many types of crimes against public justice which are prohibited by Chapter 199. Offenses are found in Nevada Revised Statutes section 199.010 through 199.540. These offenses are divided into different categories, including offenses related to bribery and corruption; crimes related to rescuing people or property from custody; perjury and subornation of perjury offenses; crimes connected with falsifying evidence; conspiracy crimes; solicitation offenses; crimes related to obstruction of criminal investigations; and then a general category for other miscellaneous offenses.
Both officials within the criminal justice system and outsiders to the system can be charged with offenses. Some of the behaviors that are made illegal by Chapter 199 include:
Many of these offenses carry very serious potential consequences and some of the crimes against public justice that are outlined in Chapter 199 are felony offenses. When you are accused of a crime against public justice, it will be important to vigorously fight the charges that you are facing.
Many of these crimes have complex, technical definitions so you need help from a Las Vegas defense attorney who understands what the law requires a prosecutor to prove. You should reach out to a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney as soon as you have been accused of any crime against public justice.
LV Criminal Defense has represented many individuals accused of crimes against public justice. Our legal team knows the laws inside and out and we can help you to carefully consider the evidence against you so you can devise the most appropriate legal strategy. The goal is to help you avoid conviction or to reduce the penalties that you could face if you are found guilty of committing a crime against public justice.
When you have been accused of a crime against public justice, the prosecutor assigned to the case has the legal burden of proving, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you committed every element of the offense with which you have been accused. Our Nevada defense lawyers will help you to cast doubt on evidence presented by the prosecutor to reduce the chances of a guilty verdict. You should give us a call as soon as you have been arrested or if you are under investigation so we can put our considerable legal experience to work fighting for your future. Call now to get an advocate on your side as you navigate the criminal justice system in response to serious charges.