Being arrested can be embarrassing and frightening. When you are arrested, you may be held in custody until a bail hearing where you can argue for release. Depending upon the charges you face and the day and time of your arrest, you could find yourself spending the night in prison as you wait to go before a judge.
You must understand your rights and the rules when it comes to the arrest process so you can protect your interests. A criminal defense lawyer serving Las Vegas can provide you with advice and representation upon your arrest. LV Criminal Defense will try to get you out of jail as soon as possible, and will try to keep you out after your arrest.
Nevada has developed a code of procedure in criminal cases, which sets forth the rules for the criminal process. Nevada Revised Statute Section 171.136, which is found within this criminal procedure code, establishes when a law enforcement officer or other official can take you into custody.
According to the relevant law, an arrest can be made any time, day or night, if you have been charged with a gross misdemeanor or charged with a felony. However, if you were charged with a misdemeanor offense and not a felony, you cannot be arrested between the hours of 7:00 PM and 7:00 AM except in limited circumstances such as:
You must be aware you are at risk of arrest any time, even for misdemeanor offenses, if any one of these conditions are met.
An experienced Las Vegas defense attorney can help you if you believe you may be arrested or if you have been taken into custody already. Your lawyer can:
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
You have the right to a phone call after you are arrested. Assert that right and call LV Criminal Defense right away.
LV Criminal Defense is there for you after an arrest and our legal team will get to work immediately to help you fight for your future. An arrest is serious and you need to respond assertively so you are prepared to stand up for your freedom. Call LV Criminal Defense today to learn more about how our legal team can help you.