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Defending Violent Crime Charges in Nevada

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.

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.

When you have been arrested for or accused of a violent crime, it is imperative to speak with a Las Vegas lawyer who is dedicated to your defense. Call us now at (702) 381-6590.

Understanding SELF-DEFENSE & STANDing YOUR GROUND

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.

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.

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.

Proven Success Defending Violent Crimes in Nevada

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.

Reach out to our firm today at (702) 381-6590 to make a free appointment with a Las Vegas violent crime defense lawyer.

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