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Nevada Criminal Defense


During my nearly 20-year career as a criminal defense lawyer in Nevada, I have handled hundreds of cases, including 8 death penalty cases, numerous post-conviction cases, and many appeals.

When you are facing serious criminal charges in Nevada, get in touch with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and to keep all of the options for your defense open. Contact me today for an initial consultation.

Las Vegas, Nevada Criminal Defense Attorney Patricia M. Erickson

Crimes prosecuted by the state of Nevada can carry serious penalties. When you are facing serious criminal charges, it is imperative that you seek the counsel of an attorney with legal knowledge, strategy, and practical courtroom experience.

I am attorney Patricia M. Erickson , and I have over 20 years of experience in defending people charged with serious crimes in the state of Nevada. I am known for my defense of murder and death penalty cases.

Contact me for a consultation if you are facing any of the following serious criminal charges in Nevada:

White-collar crimes: If you have been charged with a white-collar crime such as embezzlement, bribery or fraud, I will aggressively challenge the evidence presented against you. My goals are to protect your reputation and prevent excessive fines, jail time, and other effects a conviction may have on your career and family. I also handle white collar crime cases in federal court .

Drug crimes: Drug crimes carry serious penalties in Nevada. When you or someone you love is charged with possession, distribution, manufacture, or another drug offense, I will investigate the facts of the case in order to challenge any evidence that was obtained unlawfully and force the prosecution to prove its case.

Domestic violence: When police receive a domestic violence call, they are required to arrest someone if there is any evidence of injury. If there is ANY evidence to support a domestic violence charge, Nevada law requires the district attorney to file the charges. While a first offense is charged as "misdemeanor DV," later offenses can be charged as felonies. Whether you are facing a first or third offense, you need experienced guidance and advocacy to ensure your rights are protected and to resolve the case as favorably as possible.

Sex offenses: In Nevada, sex crimes carry serious penalties and can result in lifetime registry as a sex offender. If you have been accused of or charged with rape or any sexual offense, do not talk to anyone without first consulting with an attorney. I am experienced in the defense of crimes such as sexual assault, lewdness with a minor, sexual assault of a minor under 14, coercion, sexual seduction and possession of child pornography.

Violent crimes: I handle all violent crime cases, including assault with a deadly weapon, vehicular homicide (sometimes charged as second-degree murder), leaving the scene of an accident ("hit and run"), robbery, kidnapping, child abuse, arson, manslaughter, attempted murder and murder.

Juvenile crimes: In Nevada, juveniles can be charged with anything an adult can. Juvenile convictions can have serious consequences for minors. When you or someone you love has been charged with a crime in juvenile court, you need immediate legal counsel. I am experienced in handling a wide variety of serious juvenile offenses ranging from making terrorist threats to sex crimes or gang activity.

Theft and property crimes: such as grand larceny, casino marker theft, cheating at gaming (a felony) or burglary

Appeals and Post-Conviction Relief

If you are convicted of a crime, your case is not over. You may be able to see your conviction overturned or reversed due to errors made by the court, the prosecutor or your prior defense attorney. If your case was improperly or unlawfully handled, I am available to file a strongly researched appeal on your behalf. I am experienced in the direct appeal of convictions and in the litigation of post-conviction challenges to a state conviction. I am also experienced in submitting applications for pardons.

Contact me today for a consultation with an experienced Las Vegas, Nevada criminal defense attorney. Located conveniently in downtown Las Vegas near the courts and jails, my law office is open 8:30 - 5:00 weekdays, and after-hours appointments and jail meetings are available upon request.

Contact Information

Patricia M. Erickson, Attorney at Law

601 South Tenth Street
Suite 206
Las Vegas, NV 89101-7027
Telephone: (702) 979-1608
Toll Free: 877-589-9040
Fax: (702) 384-3664

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