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Practice Areas

Criminal Defense:  Call Jan before you talk to police or plead guilty to any charge.  When contacted by police, never consent to search of your person, vehicle, belongings, or home.  If police attempt to discuss your involvment in a potential crime, do not make any statements voluntarily or under questioning.

Drug Crimes:  All states regulate the possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS), though each differs in its exact definition of CDS and the penalties for illegal possession.  Nevada classifies not only well-known drugs like marijuana, heroin, and cocaine as CDS, but also the compounds used to manufacture them.  Illegally possessing or distributing CDS incurs both heavy fines and long periods of incarceration.  Jan will review the facts of your case, explain your options, and advise you of the possible consequences.

DUI (Driving Under the Influence):  DUI cases can be very complex, and you are faced with a charge that can have serious consequences including, but not limited to:  jail time, fines, license revocation or restrictions, court mandated programs, community service, ignition interlock devices and expensive insurance requirements.  DUI cases are rarely cut and dry.  Therefore, it's important to have an experienced attorney such as Jan on your side to help protect your interests and guide you through the process.

Asset Forfeiture: In the course of a criminal investigation, police are allowed to seize anything that was used as a device in the furtherance of a crime or the property purchased with the proceeds of a crime.  This is referred to in the legal system as forfeiture.  Cash, cars, cell phones and other property can all be seized under forfeiture laws.  Jan can explain the process to you and may be able to help you get your property back.

Domestic Violence:  Using force or violence against anyone is a serious crime in Nevada.  “Assault” and “battery” are two separate criminal offenses.  Assault is akin to an attempted battery.  The definition of criminal battery in Nevada is the willfull and unlawful use of force or violence on another person.  Unlawful force or violence means touching someone else’s body in an aggressive or unwanted manner.  Some examples of such conduct include hitting, pushing, choking, biting, burning or poisoning.  It can also include such minor unwanted touching such as intentionally spilling a drink on another person or pulling on another person’s clothing.  A battery does not have to result in a physical injury either, as long as someone intentionally uses unlawful physical force on someone else.  Jan understands that being charged with domestic violence can be very stressful and scary, but remember that just being accused does not mean you are guilty.

Family Law:  The first thing most people think about when they hear those two words together is divorce, followed closely by child custody and child support.  The area is vast and the issues deep.  Jan is ready to assist you in dealing with child protection services, child support, guardianships, adoptions, and wills & trusts.