The first thing your criminal lawyer in Las Vegas should do when reviewing a search warrant is to make sure it complies with NRS179.045. Why is this important? The state of Nevada requires strict compliance with NRS 179.045 when law enforcement enters your home.
One of the most common mistakes I’ve seen in reviewing search warrants served on my clients is that they don’t comply with NRS 179.045(6). This section of the statute requires that the warrant state on its face that the service of the warrant shall, not “may”, be served between the hours of 7am to 7pm.
Failing to include 7am to 7pm language in the search warrant is a huge mistake that can result in the prosecution’s key evidence being thrown out of court leaving the prosecutors with no evidence to present against you.
Your criminal defense lawyer should review the affidavit for search warrant and the search warrant itself to determine if it strictly complies with NRS 179.045. If it does not, your Las Vegas attorney must file a motion to suppress the evidence.
Remember, it is your constitutional right to remain silent and be represented. You shouldn’t feel that you “look guilty” because you hired a lawyer.
If you have been served with a search warrant, it’s important to know your rights. Call my office at (702)966-5310 immediately to schedule a free consultation to meet with me.