Are Shows Such As the “CSI Effect” Influencing Courtrooms?

On any given week, more than 100 million viewers flock to their televisions to watch CSI, Cold Case and similar forensic dramas. Although there have been several exposés bringing the reality of death investigation to light, many criminal defense lawyers and prosecutors are concerned that America’s new found fascination with television shows like the CSI series is causing unrealistic expectations…


Recent Success in the Courtroom: Reduced Sentence 4/30/2012

State of Nevada vs. V.Q. Charges of Murder with Use of a Deadly Weapon, Attempt Murder with Use of a Deadly Weapon, Battery with Use of a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm and Carrying Concealed Firearm or Other Deadly Weapon. The defendant was facing 40 years to life in prison. After negotiations with…


Unsolved Mysteries: The Black Dahlia

On January 15, 1947, the naked body of a young woman was discovered in a vacant lot of Leimont Park in Los Angeles, California by a local resident and her young daughter.  She was severed in half at the waist and displaying a Glasgow Smile.  Investigators identified the body belonging to Elizabeth Short; the media…


Las Vegas Criminal Defense: Know Your Miranda Rights

“By Gabriel L. Grasso” Do you know what your Miranda rights are? Miranda rights are your constitutional guarantee that if you are arrested and questioned as a suspect in a crime you have the right to remain silent. The Miranda rights also ensure that you understand that whatever you say can be used in court…


Judge decides DA has conflict

The following article was taken from the LVRJ. By Carri Geer Thevenot LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Posted: May 10, 2012 | 2:00 a.m. A Clark County judge disqualified District Attorney Steve Wolfson from prosecuting a felony drunken driving case after finding “that a true and extreme conflict of interest exists” between Wolfson and the defendant, a…


What Is The Criminal Court Process Like?

When you’re confronted with the possibility of a criminal court proceeding, if it’s your first time in the system, the terminology and procedures can be confusing and frightening. Of paramount importance is making sure you’ve got Las Vegas criminal defense on your side to help you navigate through the process and to ensure your rights under…


How Do Miranda Rights Work?

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The Miranda warning is one of the cornerstones of our rights in modern society. Although this police procedure is familiar to nearly everyone nowadays, the Miranda warning only dates back to the mid-1960s. In 1966, Ernesto Miranda was charged with a litany of crimes and subjected to coercive police questioning without the benefit of having…


Who is the Best Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer?

People come to Las Vegas to have fun. The nightlife, the never-ending party, the gaming, and the “what happens here stays here” atmosphere draws people from all over the world. Unfortunately, with as many ways to have fun as Sin City offers, there are also a lot of temptations that can lead to trouble. Bouncing…


How Important is an Attorney’s Track Record?

Our society gravitates to winners and those who succeed. Nowhere is this more painfully self-evident than in the case of a criminal trial, when a person’s good name, freedom, or even life is on the line. In a situation like this, you don’t want to have an attorney on your side with a reputation for…