Douglas County, Nevada Criminal Lawyers
Reno, NV 89511
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Kyle was born in Boston and raised in Oakland. During law school, he clerked for the U.S. Air Force and Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP. After graduating, he lived in Denver and clerked for the Honorable Kristin L. Mix of the U.S. District Court.
Kyle is a former basketball coach and big brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters. He serves on the Board of Directors for the...
Ms. Hellman gained valuable "backroom" experience in criminal law through her clerkship with a Carson City judge and her externship with the Clark County Special Public Defenders Office's homicide division. She also volunteered at the prestigious Federal Public Defenders Office; there, she honed her appellate researching and writing skills and knowledge of Ninth Circuit procedures.
Ms. Hellman completed her undergraduate studies from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she...
Attorney Michael Becker has taken more than 90 criminal cases to trial, securing dozens of "not guilty" verdicts and hung juries. He has achieved acquittals and/or dismissals in numerous serious felony cases, including murder, child abuse, rape, drugs and prostitution.
Even the police turn to...
As a local law firm in Reno, NV, we are able to provide our clients with personal attention and representation that is aggressive, efficient, and effective. Let us put our dedication, hard work, and history of success to work for you.
Law Office of Cliff Young, 1987 to present
650 S. Rock Blvd., Ste. 21A
Reno, NV 89502
I have run a private practice that focused on providing affordable help, mostly regarding Family Law and Criminal Defense. I have handled cases all around Northern Nevada, U.S. District Court, the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit. I have taught C.L.E. seminars in the areas of foreclosure defense, defending DUIs and criminal law. My career has involved investigating many complex questions, often fighting to protect the Constitutional rights of citizens. I draft pleadings and correspondence and uses e-filing in Washoe...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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