Unlike civil law, which involves private law suits between two or more private entities, criminal law involves defendants who are being prosecuted by the state or federal government. Criminal defense Attorney Martin Hart represents individuals who are being prosecuted by the state of Nevada for an act that has been classified as a crime. Crimes are generally classified as:

  • Misdemeanors - less serious offenses that are normally punishable by a fine like some traffic violations, petty theft cases, or possession of a small amount of marijuana, or
  • Felonies - more serious offenses that warrant imprisonment of one or more years, such as rape, grand theft, assault with a deadly weapon, or homicide/murder.

Another important distinction between civil law and criminal law is the standard of proof that is required by the law. In order to prevail in a civil case, the plaintiff must demonstrate by 51% that the defendant is responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries. In criminal law, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person charged with the crime actually committed the crime. This standard is much higher than the civil standard, and requires the skilled legal representation of a qualified criminal defense Attorney to fight for a defendant’s exoneration.

If you or someone you know in Las Vegas, Nevada that needs the legal counsel or assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please contact Attorney Martin Hart, today at 702-380-4278, or complete the contact form provided on this site to begin your consultation with a skillful Las Vegas criminal defense trial attorney.