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If you have been charged with a serious criminal offense, having a prepared, informed, and serious criminal defense attorney by your side is crucial. At Buchanan Defense Law, we believe every criminal defendant deserves just that, which is why we handle each and every case with a level of attention and vigor that has become synonymous with our name.


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    • ​​NRS 205.010 defines Arson in Las Vegas as willfully and maliciously setting fire to (or aiding, counseling, or procuring in the burning of) a variety of different items and structures including real estate, buildings, mobile homes, vehicles, or other personal property



    • NRS 200.471 defines Assault as unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another, or intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm. 



    • NRS 200.481 defines Battery as “any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.”



    • ​According to NRS 200.485, Battery constitutes domestic violence when a person intentionally commits the battery against his or her family, spouse, dating partner, or housemates/cohabitants.



    • NRS 200.508 defines Child Abuse, Neglect and Endangerment as willfully causing or permitting a child under eighteen to undergo unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering.



    • NRS 193.168 defines a gang as "any combination of persons, organized formally or informally, so constructed that the organization will continue its operation even if individual members enter or leave the organization, and which: (a) Has a common name or identifying symbol; (b) Has particular conduct, status and customs indicative of it; and (c) Has as one of its common activities engaging in criminal activity punishable as a felony, other than the conduct which constitutes the primary offense." In Nevada, any felonies committed as part of a gang require additional punishments.  In some cases the court may impose an extra twenty years in prison.



    • NRS 200.310 (1) defines First degree Kidnapping as any person who willfully seizes, confines, entices, decoys, abducts, conceals, kidnaps or carries away a person by any means with the intent to hold or detain for ransom or reward, or for the purpose of committing sexual assault, extortion from the person of their relatives or friends, robbery, or for the purpose of killing or inflicting substantial bodily harm on the person.

    • NRS 200.310 (2) defines Second degree Kidnapping as any person who willfully seizes, takes, carries away or kidnaps a person with the intent to keep them secretly imprisoned within the state of Nevada, or for the purpose of taking the person out of the State, or in any manner in which the person is held against their will.



    • NRS 200.050 says a voluntary manslaughter applies when there is "a serious and highly provoking injury inflicted upon the person killing, sufficient to excite an irresistible passion in a reasonable person, or an attempt by the person killed to commit a serious personal injury on the person killing."

    • NRS 200.070 defines involuntary manslaughter as "the killing of a human being, without any intent to do so, in the commission of an unlawful act, or a lawful act which probably might produce such a consequence in an unlawful manner."



    • ​NRS 200.030 defines First Degree Murder as being “perpetrated by means of poison, lying in wait or torture, or by any other kind of willful, deliberate and premeditated killing.”

    • Second Degree Murder in Las Vegas, Nevada, includes unintentional homicides where the defendant behaved so recklessly that the death was a foreseeable result.  



    • NRS 200.380 defines Robbery as “the unlawful taking of personal property from the person of another, or in the person’s presence, against his or her will, by means of force or violence or fear of injury, immediate or future, to his or her person or property, or the person or property of a member of his or her family, or of anyone in his or her company at the time of the robbery.”



    • NRS 200.366 defines Sexual Assault ("Rape") as when a person "subjects another person to sexual penetration, or who forces another person to make a sexual penetration on himself or herself or another, or on a beast, against the will of the victim or under conditions in which the perpetrator knows or should know that the victim is mentally or physically incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of his or her conduct."

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