No defendant in the United States can be convicted or sentenced without due process of the law. Generally, this due process involves a criminal trial in state or federal court. Nevada has rules of procedure in criminal cases found in Title 14 of the state code. Chapter 175 addresses the trial process and Nevada Revised Statute section 175.141 provides specific details on the order in which a trial must proceed.
If you have been charged with a crime, you need to know what the rules are for the order of your criminal trial. A Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer can help you to understand the steps which will be taken as you face charges for allegedly violating the law. Your attorney can also provide guidance and advice on what strategic steps you can take and what smart decisions you can make at each phase of criminal proceedings. The goal is acquittal or to get the lowest possible penalties, and your attorney will work hard from day one to try to make that happen.
According to N.R.S. 175.141, there is a specific order in which a trial must proceed after a jury has been empaneled:
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At each different phase of trial, from questioning the witnesses presented by the prosecutor to moving to dismiss when the prosecutor has rested his case to presenting strong evidence during the defense portion of the trial, the decisions a defendant makes can shape the case outcome. You need to ensure you are making strategic choices and putting on the strongest possible defense.
A Las Vegas criminal lawyer can provide assistance from the first investigations conducted by the police until a case is finally resolved. Call LV Criminal Defense today so our legal team can start guiding you as you respond to charges. We will work hard and be strong advocates for you with the goal of getting the best outcome possible in a difficult situation.