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Criminal Defense Law Lawyers In Imlay Nevada

Imlay is a small town in Pershing County, Nevada. It has an Elementary School, a General Store, a Post Office, and a Trading Post. As of 2005, the population of Imlay, Nevada, was two hundred thirty-three. It is a nearly abandoned railroad city. Its most notable feature is a series of strange buildings called Thunder Mountain. These structures were built as a monument to Native American culture by a World War II veteran who called himself Thunder. It is hauntingly bizarre. Ladders leading from its rooftops to nowhere, strange statues, and a strange energy. In the surrounding desert you will find abandoned mining structures, rusted cars, an old caterpillar tractor, and coyote dens. Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know public radio show featured Imlay as the Town of the week on its December 5, 2009 show. They mentioned Thunder Mountain Monument as one of the premier draws to the area.

What is criminal defense law?

In a criminal case, the state, through a prosecutor, initiates the suit, while in a civil case the victim brings the suit. Persons convicted of a crime may be incarcerated, fined, or both. Criminal defense attorneys represent clients who have been accused of committing a crime, and defend their rights at each stage of a misdemeanor or felony case -- from an arrest to an appeal after conviction. Criminal defense attorneys may be hired privately or provided by the government (called "public defenders").

Answers to criminal defense law issues in Nevada

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution says that you have a right to be free of unreasonable police searches and...

The general criteria for making an arrest is what is referred to as probable cause. Probable cause arises when there...

There are two different types of warrants that may be issued:

  • arrest warrants - an order issued by a...

The Miranda decision relates specifically to the rights of a criminal suspect after he has been detained by the...

Bail is typically set by a magistrate or a judge who considers the seriousness of the offense and the likelihood of...

Early in the course of a criminal proceeding, the defendant will be brought into court and the charges brought...

At any point during this process the defendant may plead guilty to the charge leveled against him or her. Likewise,...

Criminal offenses can be divided into two general categories:

  • ¬≠felonies -- a crime for which a person...

The distinguishing feature of criminal law is the element of punishment. The purpose of criminal law is to punish...

There are several defenses that can be raised in a criminal case. The defenses listed here are a sampling of those...