Criminal Defense

Law Offices of J. Craig Demetras provides criminal defense representation for minor offenses, including criminal record sealing.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Craig Demetras provides criminal defense representation in all areas of the Nevada court system and the United States District Court, District of Nevada. We also offer legal representation for juvenile law and drug related and DUI cases. We have extensive experience in criminal trials, with and without a jury, and plea negotiations. We provide zealous representation of our clients at all levels of the criminal judicial process: preliminary hearings, bond hearings, arraignments, indictment, discovery, plea negotiations, pre-trial matters, and trials.

Areas of Service:

  • Minor Criminal Offenses
  • Misdemeanors / Traffic Offenses
  • Record Sealing and Expungements
  • Juvenile Justice

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In trouble with the law?

The attorneys at Law Offices of J. Craig Demetras are experienced with handling your questions and providing the necessary foundation for your defense. Here are some of the most frequent questions our office initially receives from our clients.

1. I’ve been arrested, should I speak to law enforcement? After you have been arrested, it is in your best interest not to speak with any police officer(s) prior to seeking counsel. You are not required to give a statement or a confession to a police officer because you have a Constitutional right to remain silent, as well as the right to a lawyer. You should invoke said rights as soon as possible so that nothing is said that may be detrimental to your case.

2. I’ve been charged, but what is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor charge? The punishment will determine what you have been charged with. A felony is punishable by one or more years in prison. On the other hand, a misdemeanor offense is punishable by a prison sentence no longer than one year. According to our criminal justice system, a misdemeanor crime is considered less serious than a felony. However, regardless of what type of criminal charges you may be facing, our firm is here to help you to ensure your rights are protected.

3. I have a criminal record, can my record be sealed? If you were arrested but charges were either dismissed or you were acquitted or if you were convicted of a crime, depending on the circumstances, your criminal record in Nevada may be sealed so that it is hidden from public view.

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