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Agressively Defending Against Violent Crime Charges in Clark County

If you have been charged with a violent crime, you need a law firm that you can count on to respond quickly and build a strong defense for your case. At The Draskovich Law Group, we have intentionally kept our firm small so that we can maintain in-depth attention to each and every case. Our legal team has successfully defended clients ranging from an Olympic gold medalist to the average Joe.

Why Hire The Draskovich Law Group

Throughout the years, we have been recognized not only for our excellence but for our willingness to fight for our clients. If you are facing the death penalty for a violent crime, Attorney Robert Draskovich is certified to handle cases governed by Nevada Supreme Court Rule 250, making him one of the few attorneys in Nevada who has this certification.

Have you been arrested for or accused of a violent crime? Call The Draskovich Law Group today at (702) 381-6590 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our violent crimes attorney in Las Vegas.

Types Of Violent Crimes in Nevada

In the state of Nevada, violent crimes are considered criminal offenses that involve the use or threat of physical force against another person. No matter who you are or what the government says you have done, our firm is prepared to defend you against the charges you are facing. Since criminal law is the only kind of law we practice, we are extremely familiar with the procedural rules and the laws in Nevada. Our knowledge and experience will greatly benefit you as we walk into a courtroom to defend your case.

We offer representation for all types of violent crime cases, including:

Each of our defense lawyers in Las Vegas, NV, has more than 25 years of experience representing a wide range of crimes, including violent offenses. With an in-house investigator who goes to work on each crime we take on, we dedicate ourselves to using our resources and experience to our clients' advantage. Whenever it is necessary, we can bring in expert witnesses to examine the evidence and find flaws in the case against you.

What is Considered SELF-DEFENSE?

To put it simply, self-defense is a concept that essentially excuses the perpetration of a violent crime because of the threat or immediate fear of a violent crime causing you direct harm, injury, or death. In other words, if someone is threatening to kill or deal extreme physical harm to you, you have the right to preserve your own livelihood by any means necessary, including taking violent action against whoever is threatening you.

In What Circumstances Can Self-Defense Be Justified?

While this concept may seem simple, the law surrounding whether the self-defense argument is justifiable is extremely complicated, and there are many different factors that will influence whether the use of force was justifiable. For example:

  • Was your use of force justifiable given the circumstances, or did it go beyond what was called for in a particular situation?
  • Did you provoke the situation that put you under threat of violence in the first place?
  • Did a threat of violence actually exist?

Using violence for self-defense must not be excessive and must instead match the violence being threatened. For example, if someone is threatening to break your leg, responding by killing them would be considered excessive and possibly lead to criminal charges still being given. Of course, this is a very black-and-white example, and the circumstances of a situation are rarely as clear as that.

Going overboard on your response to a threat of violence is called “imperfect self-defense.” In these situations, your use of force is not entirely justifiable, but it often does reduce the penalties you might face as a result.

What is Stand Your Ground in Nevada?

Nevada is one of the majority of states who do not enforce a duty to try to escape from the violence before applying force of your own. This is known as the ability to “stand your ground,” meaning there is no impetus to try to run before violently defending yourself. However, this is mostly justifiable in instance of non-lethal force; lethal force tends to cloud things even further.

Contact Our Violent Crimes Lawyer in Las Vegas Today

We understand that being faced with a violent crime charge can be an overwhelming and distressing experience. Our team at The Draskovich Law Group is here to bring you the support and guidance you need during this challenging time. With a deep understanding of Nevada's criminal justice system, we are well-equipped to handle a wide range of violent crime cases. Our priority is to protect your rights and aggressively defend your interests throughout the legal process. Our violent crime attorney in Las Vegas is here to listen, advise, and fight for your rights.

Contact The Draskovich Law Group today to speak with our Las Vegas violent crimes lawyer.

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