When you are charged with breaking the law and you are on trial for committing a criminal act the entire purpose of the trial is for a judge or a jury to render a verdict.
The verdict in your criminal case can change your life forever. An acquittal means you can try to get your record expunged and you can move on with your life with no further penalties and no additional interactions with the criminal justice system.
A mistrial or a guilty verdict, on the other hand, can have a very different impact on your future. A mistrial can mean your case will be tried again if the prosecutor chooses to move forward with a retrial, while a guilty verdict means you can be sentenced for the offense and you will be left with a criminal record that could follow you forever.
It is imperative that you do everything possible to try to get a favorable verdict when you are charged with a crime, as you are fighting for your future. You should get help from a top Las Vegas criminal defense attorney as early as possible when you become a suspect or when you are accused of a crime, as your attorney can help you to make strategic choices throughout your involvement with the criminal justice system. Among the many different things a lawyer will do for you is helping you to understand exactly what the rules are for verdicts at the conclusion of criminal proceedings.
LV Criminal Defense understands Nevada laws and knows what a prosecutor has to prove in order to secure a conviction. Our legal team is not only experienced in raising defenses and in introducing reasonable doubt because of our knowledge of Nevada’s criminal code, but we also have in-depth knowledge of the rules of criminal procedure within the state.
We can help you to understand the technicalities of a criminal trial and the legal rules surrounding a jury or judge handing down a verdict. Give us a call as soon as possible so we can start working for you to fight for a positive outcome when you have been accused of breaking the law.
Most defendants who are accused of committing crimes are primarily focused on what the verdict will be in their case, rather than on the rules surrounding when and how a verdict is handed down. Still, knowing the rules related to criminal procedure can be essential to ensuring that you get a fair trial. These rules of criminal procedure are found in Title 14 of the Nevada Code, and the rules related to trials are found in Chapter 175 of Title 14.
Within Chapter 175, there are statutes specifically relating to verdicts in criminal cases. These statutes that impose rules and requirements for the handing down of verdicts are found in N.R.S. 175.481 through 175.533. The statutes address:
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
An experienced Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer can provide you with details on the rules applicable to verdicts and can help you to develop a trial strategy which is aimed at increasing the chances of an acquittal or increasing the chances you will be found guilty of a lesser offense so your penalties won’t be as serious.
When you are charged with a crime, the idea of a guilty verdict is frightening because of the profound impact that a conviction can have on the rest of your life. You need to make smart choices to try to secure an acquittal, which means getting the right legal help from an attorney who understands the Nevada criminal justice process.
LV Criminal Defense is here to provide the representation you need. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor, a felony, a state offense, or a federal crime, we will fight for your future. Give us a call as soon as possible to learn more.