Have you been arrested or charged with a crime? It is important that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney before talking to the police or answering any questions.
At Christiansen Law Offices, we have extensive experience handling criminal defense matters for clients throughout the Las Vegas area. We will work hard to protect your rights, seeking dismissal of charges, a favorable plea bargain or acquittal by jury.
Experienced Courtroom Advocates on Your Side
In the criminal justice system, courtroom experience is a valuable commodity. Attorney Peter S. Christiansen has handled over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts, including litigating many death penalty cases.
On the state felony and misdemeanor level, attorney Christiansen was a public defender for nearly 30 years and is well-versed in trial strategy for criminal defense cases.
Have you Been Arrested in Las Vegas?
We represent people from the Las Vegas area, as well as those from other states and countries who have been arrested while visiting Las Vegas. The scope of our practice includes, but is not limited to, defense against charges involving:
- Drug crimes, including possession, distribution and growing/manufacturing narcotics
- Cybercrimes/internet crimes
- Sex crimes, including sexual assault, computer crimes and indecent exposure
- Drunk driving (DUI/DWI), including charges against minors and repeat DUI charges
- White collar crimes such as fraud, forgery and embezzlement
- Federal criminal defense
- Violent crimes such as homicide and death penalty cases
If you have been charged with a crime, we will fully investigate every aspect of your situation to determine a successful legal strategy. We will give you an honest evaluation of the evidence against you so you can prepare for any eventual outcome. Our Nevada trial attorneys will work with you personally to ascertain your legal goals and devise a legal strategy that suits your unique objectives.
Facing Weapons Charges?
Nevada prosecutors aggressively pursue convictions for weapon crime cases. If convicted, you could very well face imprisonment. Additionally, you may lose your right to own a firearm in the future.
If you are facing charges involving guns or other illegal weapons, it is important to protect your legal rights. We have extensive experience defending clients against a wide range of weapon charges, including those involving:
- Possession of an unlawful weapon
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Stealing firearms from military members
- Convicted felon in possession of a firearm
- Illegal sale of firearms
- Use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime
It is important to remember that when a weapon is used in the commission of another crime, such as robbery or a drug transaction, the penalties can be enhanced, or increased dramatically. For a state crime, judges can add from one to 20 years to a sentence. For a federal crime, they can add from seven to 10 years.
Our lawyers understand the importance of taking aggressive legal action to protect our clients from the harsh consequences of a weapons crime conviction. We have successfully defended hundreds of clients against criminal charges and are prepared to stand up for your rights.
Contact Us Today
If you have been arrested or are being investigated for criminal activity, we are here to help. Contact our criminal law office online or by telephone at 702-570-9262 to speak with an experienced Las Vegas, Nevada, criminal defense lawyer.