Las Vegas Law Enforcement is being accused of being “money hungry” when it comes to its approach to misdemeanor warrants.

Las Vegas Law Enforcement is being accused of being “money hungry” when it comes to its approach to misdemeanor warrants.

Critics claim that the collect-at-all-costs mentality places a high emphasis on traffic ticket revenue and is most likely to hurt minority defendants who fail to pay speeding tickets, while leaving more serious offenders roaming the streets. Former Las Vegas Marshal Richard Kilgore said the court rewards officers who bring in the most money and offers additional training and promotions to marshals who “negotiate court-ordered bail amounts with scofflaws in the field.” Those who do not, he said, find themselves out of luck. “Officers like myself would get denied training, get stuck in court more,” Kil­gore added. “That’s where I thought (marshals) were supposed to be. I’ve always thought that we’re not there to generate revenue, we’re there to enforce court orders and uphold the decorum of the court.” Another critic, Court Administrator Dana Hlavac, added, “I’m not going to force people to pay money they can’t pay just so we can keep running our business,” he added. Records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal via Nevada’s public records law display that the Las Vegas Municipal Court collected nearly $130 million — 89 percent of its total revenue — from traffic violations over the past five years. The majority of that was taken in by speeding tickets or other moving violations.   Do you have a Las Vegas Traffic Ticket you would like reduced to no points, no school, no traffic school?  Call today for a Free Consultation at (702)...

Las Vegas Domestic Violence: Man Hides Girlfriend’s Body Under Floor

Just yesterday, Metro arrested a 58-year-old man in a fatal Domestic Violence charge in Las Vegas. The suspect, Valentine Kaul, was arrested and taken into custody after police were called to look into a report of a dead body at a residence hear Lamb Blvd and Las Vegas Boulevard. Fire personnel helped recover the body from underneath the floor of the residence. The suspect, Valentine Kaul, was arrested; apparently, Kaul and the victim had gotten into a verbal altercation which turned physical. So far, this year, this is the 24th homicide investigated by Metro police. Domestic Violence Charges are serious crimes, at any level. It takes an experienced and trusted Criminal Defense Attorney to be sure your rights are respected once you have been charged with Domestic Violence or Battery in Las Vegas. Call our Law Office today for a Free Consultation at...

Tips For Fighting A Traffic Ticket

Everyone hates traffic tickets! If you’re a driver, they’re part of everyday life — especially at the end of the month or around the holidays when cops need to fill their quotas. Chances are that at some point your going to have to deal with an officer and a resulting traffic ticket. While we don’t appprove unsafe driving, we do believe that there are ways to make sure a mistake on the road doesn’t lead to financial hardship or time lost. Below are some tips on how to first and foremost avoid getting a traffic ticket and then what to do if you get one. If You Get Pulled Over… Be polite It may be a routine traffic stop to you, but the officer doesn’t know how dangerous the situation might be. So, when he pulls you over, keep in mind that he’s looking at it as a tense situation. If you’re rude, you’ll only make it worse and lessen your chances of getting out of the traffic ticket. Be polite; roll down your window and turn off your radio. If you smoke, put out the cigarette. All of these things are common courtesy and they all communicate something to the officer: You care enough to give him your undivided attention. Chatting on your cell phone or insisting that he hurry up is a guaranteed way to land yourself a ticket. Be Respectful and Don’t talk too much The more you talk, the more he can use against you in court. That doesn’t mean you have to be completely quiet. BE AWARE: Sometimes officers will let you think you’re...
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