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When you're facing legal trouble, call Robert L. Langford & Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada, to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Mr. Langford has 25 years of experience in law and his firm has been serving clients for more than 15 years. That's a level of experience you can trust.
In Nevada there are three categories of criminal charges:
1) MISDEMEANORS are the least serious and carry the least severe penalties; and if it’s your first offense, you may be able to avoid jail time altogether.
Even though misdemeanors are often very minor, they still look bad on your criminal record and may cause prospective employers to reject you for a job. If you are charged with a crime, even though it may not seem serious at the time, the damage can last a lifetime.
2) GROSS MISDEMEANORS are crimes which are more serious than a regular misdemeanor, but are still classified as a minor crime, as opposed to serious crimes. Such crimes may include petty theft, simple assault or driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs.
3) FELONIES are serious crime in the common law countries. The term originates from English common law where felonies were originally crimes which involved the confiscation of a convicted person’s land and goods; other crimes were called misdemeanors.
A felony is generally considered to be a crime of “high seriousness”, while a misdemeanor is not.
Nevada employs the distinction between felonies and misdemeanors. Generally a Felony can result in a prison sentence of at least a year or if the sentence is suspended by a formal probationary term of at least 3 years. Although you may be able to seal your records after many years a felony conviction can prevent you from getting many kinds of employment. Also, convicted felons lose many of their civil liberties.
A felony criminal prosecution differs greatly from a misdemeanor prosecution. The procedure for the prosecution is different and you are entitled to a jury trial.
Whether you have been accused of a felony or a misdemeanor you need an attorney with the knowledge and experience to do everything possible to prevent your conviction. The attorneys and staff at Robert L. Langford & Associates can help.
Contact Us today to discuss what we can do to make sure that the charges have the least impact on your future.