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LAS VEGAS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY ERIC P. ROY

Diligent, Relentless, and Unparalleled Criminal Defense Attorney

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Eric Roy Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Eric Roy and The Law Office of Eric Roy is committed to the presumption of innocence, and we will work diligently to ensure that your rights are upheld in a court of law. Our belief and our mission is that everyone who is accused of a crime, including rape, kidnapping, sexual assault, DUI, Domestic Violence or Drug Charges, should have the right to an aggressive and diligent criminal defense attorney; at The Law Office of Eric Roy, we strive to provide the kind of elite criminal defense that has historically been reserved for the wealthy and privileged at an affordable fee.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right …to a trial, by an impartial jury…and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him…and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. (6th Amendment to the US Constitution)

Being the defendant in a criminal case is an isolating experience — it is specific to you. When you are accused of committing a crime, you are confronted with the confusing complexities and the uncertainties of the criminal justice system, as well as personal and family pressures.

The government has seasoned prosecutors working on their side , and the The Law Offices of Eric Roy believes you deserve representation of equal quality. If you live in the Las Vegas area and have been charged with a felony, criminal defense attorney Eric Roy will dedicate himself to protecting your rights in court. With personalized service and accessibility, Eric Roy will be there to address any concerns you have during your defense. By keeping the lines of communication open, he will work with you to ensure that the choices made during your defense protect your rights and meet your wishes.

Our goal is to force the prosecution to prove, without a shadow of a doubt and at every opportunity, every element of its case. If you are found guilty, The Law Office of Eric Roy will work relentlessly so that you either receive probation or are given the minimum sentence allowable under the law.

  • All Felony Offenses
  • All Misdemeanor Offenses
  • DUI
  • Drug Charges
  • Sex Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault and Battery
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Burglary, Theft and Other Property Crimes
  • Violent Crimes such as Robbery, Kidnapping and Murder

If you have been involved in any crime, contact The Law Offices of Eric Roy; we believe in our clients and will aggressively defend your rights.

Felonies

Felonies are serious crimes that, if convicted, may result in a prison term of at least one (1) year or more depending on the crime in question. Examples of Felonious crimes are: Robbery, Kidnapping, Drug Trafficking, Possession of a Controlled Substances, and Murder. If the police have probable cause to believe that a felony was committed by a person, that person will be arrested and transported to the local jail for booking.

When charged with a felony, the criminal defense attorney you choose can be the most important decision you make. Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Eric Roy believes that every person charged with a felony deserves the most dedicated and aggressive representation possible. For Mr. Roy, the quickest way to conclude a case is not always the best way. For that reason, Mr. Roy is proud to say that he pursues cases with only the client's best interests in mind and does not seek to quickly settle in his own best interest.

If you have been charged with a felony and require personalized service and dedication to your case, contact Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Eric Roy today.

Misdemeanors

A Misdemeanor is a crime punishable by at least two (2) days to a maximum of six (6) months in jail. Common examples of Misdemeanors are: First and Second Offense DUI, First and Second Offense Battery Domestic Violence, Petit Larceny and Possession of Less than One Ounce of Marijuana. Gross Misdemeanors are crimes punishable by at least two (2) days to no more than one (1) year in jail. Examples of such crimes are: Malicious Destruction of Property, Discharging a Firearm under certain proscribed circumstances, and Indecent Exposure.

It is important to contact a skilled criminal defense attorney as soon as possible if you have been charged with a misdemeanor. Misdemeanors can be serious charges that result in jail time, fines, and various classes and alternative sentencing programs.

Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer Eric Roy takes misdemeanor cases very seriously and dedicates himself to protecting the rights of his clients. Misdemeanors can have serious consequences on your personal, professional, and financial well-being. Furthermore, there are different classifications of misdemeanors, with "gross" misdemeanors being the most serious. In our court system, these classifications are in constant flux. Criminal defense attorney Eric Roy will work to fight a misdemeanor charge in order to reduce jail time, fines, and other penalties.

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or other crime, contact Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer Eric Roy today to discuss your case.

Las Vegas Juvenile Attorney Eric Roy—Fighting to keep kids out of the system

In recent years the laws and the attitude of prosecutors and judges have changed towards juvenile offenders. The tenure of the day is harshness. An unforgiving attitude permeates the corridors of our juvenile courts resulting in our children being treated with a severity that was rarely seen before.

Because of this, the need of an aggressive and skilled attorney in juvenile matters is more important than ever—it is more than important, it is essential. Unless an attorney with the capabilities of Attorney Eric Roy handles a juvenile matter the results could be devastating.

  • Imprisonment of the innocent because the appointed attorney did not take the time to investigate the case.
  • A matter being certified to adult court because the appointed attorney did not take the time to learn about the social history of the minor so a favorable perspective of the minor's life could have been presented to the court.
  • A minor having to admit to multiple strikes and risking being incarcerated for life when he commits a minor felony offense when he becomes an adult.

WHAT IS A JUVENILE PROCEEDING ?

Juvenile courts were designed to handle crimes committed by individuals when they were under the age of eighteen. Juvenile Courts are not required to exist under the United States Constitution. A state can choose to have a juvenile court or not.

Juvenile proceedings are not considered criminal proceedings. This is difficult to understand since a conviction in a juvenile court can have the same impact as a conviction in a criminal court, such as imprisonment and enhanced penalties in the future as a result of the conviction. Because the law does not see a juvenile proceeding as a criminal case many of the guarantees afforded a criminal defendant is not provided to a juvenile offender. This is why a juvenile is not entitled to a jury trial. There are no jury trials in juvenile court. The determination of the guilt or innocence of the minor is determined by a judge, often a former prosecutor, police officer or both.

If a minor is found culpable for the criminal act he has been accused of doing the minor becomes a ward of the court. Basically what this means is that the judge has the final decision over the minor's life and not the parents. It is up to the judge to decide where the minor lives, what school he goes to and whom he calls as friends. In other words the judge becomes the final parental authority over the minor.

Once a minor is a ward of the court the judge has several options available to him as far as where the minor is going to live. He has the authority to allow the minor to live at his parent's home under their supervision. He has the power to remove the minor from the parents residence and have the minor reside at Juvenile Hall, Juvenile Camp, Suitable placement, or the Nevada Youth Authority.

MUST A MINOR BE TRIED IN JUVENILE COURT?

Unfortunately the answer to this question is no. If the minor is fourteen years or older and has committed a serious crime he can be tried as an adult. That means he can face all of the penalties that an adult would face if he committed the same crime, except the death penalty. Thus a minor could be imprisoned in a state prison for the rest of his life for a crime committed when he was under the age of eighteen.

If your son or daughter have been arrested or charged with a crime, call juvenile defense attorney Eric Roy at The Law Offices of Eric Roy for a free consultation at 702.423.3333.