Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Personal Injury
- Traffic Tickets
- Immigration Law
I will always give a 30 minute (or so) free consultation. I do not want to waste your time or money on things you can do yourself, nor do I want to waste either of our time if I can't help you.
Credit Cards Accepted
I accept all major credit cards. There is a 2.5% service charge applied to all credit and debit payments
On Personal Injury and Worker's Compensation claims I will work on a contingency basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Federal Circuit
- Haitian Creole: Spoken
- Deputy District Attorney
- Washoe County District Attorney
- I worked as a Deputy District Attorney, handling everything from traffic cases to murder and everything in between. I have conducted well over 150 trials, including 25 jury trials.
- University of Idaho College of Law
- J.D. (2008)
- Activities: Founder and President of the Intellectual Property club; President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation group, Evidence Moot Court Team; Criminal Defense and Family Law Clinic
- Utah Valley State College
- B.S. (2005) | Information Systems
- Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- State Bar of Nevada  # 11224
- - Current
- Washoe County Bar Association
- - Current
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4 Questions Answered
- Q. I got a DUI but they didn't do a BAC test until way after I was stopped
- A: While it is true that if BAC is not taken within 2 hours of driving the case get much harder to prove, and it may be enough to cause the case to be dismissed. DUI cases are highly fact based and you should let an attorney review the facts and discuss potential defenses with them.
- Q. Is pulling someone's hair considered assault?
- A: In Nevada, it would be a battery, not an assault. An Assault as defined in NRS 200.471 as 1) unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another person, or 2) intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm. Battery is defined in NRS 200.481 as any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another. Technically pulling someone's hair would be the use of force or violence upon the person of another and, if unlawful it would be considered a battery.
- Q. About a month ago my wife and I had an argument. The police came and left and no one was arrested.
- A: She needs representation. This charge is the a misdemeanor, but can impact some Constitutional Rights. This case should go away with a reasonable Prosecutor. Once she is represented, write the prosecutor to let him/her know that you were having a bi-polar episode and had convinced yourself that she struck you, but cannot now say that this is what actually happened. This should convince (or motivate) prosecutor to drop the case.
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