Legal Defense For Air Force Personnel
Located in southern Nevada, the Nellis Air Force Base is home to thousands of service members. Being in such close proximity to Las Vegas increases the likelihood that a service member could end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, and be accused of committing a crime.
If a member of the military is charged with a criminal offense while off base, he or she can be subjected to civilian penalties, as well as additional penalties handed down to them by military officials. Criminal accusations not only threaten your freedom, they threaten your career as well. In order to protect your future, contact a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer immediately.
Las Vegas Defense Attorney for Air Force Members at Nellis Air Force Base
Michael Pariente is a former prosecutor who has amassed a substantial amount of legal knowledge throughout the years. If you are a member of the armed forces and you have been charged with a crime, put your future in the hands of a dedicated criminal defense attorney who has experience defending clients like yourself.
Pariente Law Firm, P.C. proudly represents service members of the Nellis Air Force Base, and other bases, who have been accused of crimes in and around Clark County, Las Vegas, Sunrise Valley, Henderson, and Paradise. If you are facing criminal charges, call Michael Pariente of Pariente Law Firm, P.C. today at 818-392-8302 and schedule your free case evaluation.
Information on Air Force Personnel Arrests in Nevada
- Crimes Committed by Military Members in Nevada
- Potential Penalties for Service Members
- Fighting for Service Members Accused of Crimes in Nevada
Whenever an individual commits a crime in Nevada, he or she will be arrested and prosecuted under Nevada law. Any penalties he or she is subjected to will be in accordance to state law. Whether the alleged offender is a service member or not, if the offense took place off base, he or she will be treated as a civilian, and stand trial in civilian court. Some of the most common offenses committed by service members while off base include:
- Drug possession
- Domestic Violence
- Assault and Battery
- Weapons Charges
- Solicitation for Prostitution
- DUI/Drunk Driving
- Possession of Marijuana
Even if the offense took place off military base, the individual can still face military punishment in addition to civil punishment. If the alleged offender is a member of the military, and the offense took place on a military base, his or her case will be handled in military court, and the service member will be represented in military court by a Judge Advocate General (JAG).
Military members who are convicted of crimes can face civilian penalties such as imprisonment, fines, probation, community service, license suspensions, and other penalties. If convicted of a crime that occurred at the Nellis Air Force Base, service members can be punished by their squadron commander in some of the following ways:
- Restriction to barracks or room
- Being unable to leave base for a specified period of time
- Loss of driving privileges
- Being ordered to perform extra duties
- A reduction in pay grade
- A reduction in rank
In some cases, individual can be automatically discharged from duty. This usually occurs when a service member is convicted of violent crimes such as murder, aggravated assault, or armed robbery, or sex crimes such as rape.
If you are a military member stationed at the Nellis Air Force Base, or any other military base, and you have been arrested in Las Vegas, Clark County, Henderson, Paradise, Boulder City, Sunrise Valley, or the surrounding areas, Michael Pariente can help you. Pariente is a knowledgeable defense attorney who will use his legal skill and resources to prepare a strong defense for you.
Pariente Law Firm, P.C. is devoted to ensuring that their clients are provided with all the necessary information to make informed legal decisions throughout the defense process. Michael Pariente is committed to maintaining an open line of communication with his clients. Call him today at (702) 966-5310 and let him begin planning your defense.