Facing criminal charges can be a deeply confusing and frightening time. Your freedom and your future are on the line, and you may know very little about the process. Fortunately, people accused of crimes in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, and throughout Clark County, Nevada, can turn to someone who not only can represent them in all proceedings related to a criminal accusation, but who also literally wrote the book on the rules of evidence.
As co-author of Westlaw’s Courtroom Handbook of Nevada Evidence, a guide used by Nevada lawyers and judges, Jeffrey Jaeger has an in-depth understanding of criminal procedure. He can put that knowledge to work for you as your Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer if you are accused of breaking the law in Clark County.
Jeffrey Jaeger understands the criminal process and can represent you from arrest to resolution. As an authority on evidence, he understands how to challenge what police and prosecutors present, seeking to get your charges reduced or dismissed. He is a skilled courtroom advocate who teaches other lawyers on trial preparation.
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Jeffrey’s experience in defending the rights of the accused starts before he even became licensed to practice law. He served as Director of Litigation Support for the Clark County Public Defender’s Office. In that role, he assisted defense attorneys with building an effective presentation of their evidence that clearly showed jurors and judges the case for their clients.
As director, Jeffrey was an innovator. He brought PowerPoint to the Clark County Public Defender’s Office, an important development that allowed attorneys to easily convey their stories and more effectively communicate. As a lawyer now, Jeffrey continues to stay on top of technology and courtroom presentation ideas so that he can build the best possible case for his clients.
By 2006, Jeffrey had noticed the lack of a comprehensive guide on evidence. In criminal trials, evidence is paramount. To convict a person, prosecutors must present adequate admissible evidence to prove all elements of their case beyond reasonable doubt.
A defense lawyer must know how to challenge this evidence, both procedurally and substantively. Evidence that is inadmissible in court because it was illegally obtained, because there were mistakes in the chain of custody, because it is hearsay or for any other reason can be objected to by a skilled defense attorney and suppressed. That can lead to charges being reduced or dismissed.
With co-author Soonhee Bailey, he wrote the Courtroom Handbook of Nevada Evidence. The book is used by judges and attorneys to assist them. Every year, he and Ms. Bailey update the book.
Jeffrey also trains other lawyers on evidence and trial presentation.
At The Law Offices of Jeffrey Jaeger, we can defend against any criminal accusation. The most common offense people face is driving under the influence.
Many people make the mistake of thinking a DUI is no big deal – that they’ll pay their fines and be done with it. Many others facing a DUI charge make the mistake of believing there’s nothing they can do about it, especially if they failed a breath or blood test.
Both assumptions are incorrect. Even a first drunk driving conviction can have long-ranging penalties, including license suspension and skyrocketing insurance rates. Some DUI offenses can even result in time in jail.
It is also very wrong to think that nothing can be done to defend against a DUI charge. Your attorney will find every available defense. The decision by police to pull you over can be challenged if there was insufficient reasonable suspicion. If arrested at one of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s checkpoints, a lawyer can determine whether officers failed to follow any proper procedure. Even DUI test results can be challenged.
The worst decision you can make is to do nothing and accept your fate. Call an attorney.
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Every year, more than 40 million people come to Las Vegas. If every person who visited Las Vegas throughout the year was in the state at once, Nevada would be the populous state in the nation, with a population larger than Canada, Poland, and Peru. Many, if not most of these visitors come to Las Vegas looking for a wild day – and our city can certainly deliver. Many make the mistake of believing prostitution is legal, or that police are lenient about drugs here, and find themselves under arrest.
But despite the marketing campaign, what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas. If arrested and charged, it will find a way to follow you home. Your license could be suspended in your home state. You could be taken into custody when you try to cross a border. In some case, you could even be extradited back to Las Vegas.
Do not leave a criminal matter unresolved. At The Law Offices of Jeffrey Jaeger, we will do our best to resolve your case with as little hassle to you as possible. Many out of state clients never have to return to Las Vegas throughout the entire process.
If you were arrested and not charged, you still have a criminal record that can turn up in background searched. Call us for help getting that record sealed.
Do not try to go it alone if you face criminal charges in Clark County. Jeffrey Jaeger is a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer who other attorneys seek for his knowledge and experience. He can put that ability to work for you. Call today at (702) 816-3888 to schedule a free consultation.
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