Las Vegas Casino Crime Lawyer
The nature of casinos leads to several crimes that are unique to the casino environment. If you find yourself in trouble with a casino, you would be well-advised to hire a Las Vegas casino crime lawyer. At the Drummond Law Firm, we have experience in handling charges that happened in casinos and we will use that experience to fight for you.
Behavior Resulting in Arrest
If you were behaving violently or aggressively while in a casino, you could be charged with a variety of crimes, including harassment or even trespassing.
Even alcohol use may not be viewed as a legitimate excuse. If your behavior crosses the line into obnoxious, you could be facing criminal charges.
If you take part in—or are perceived to take part in—any of the following, you may be charged with a casino crime:
- Casino marker default
- Bouncing checks
- Gambling schemes
- Gambling under the legal age
- Betting scams
- And more
Casino Employees May Question You
If you are accused of cheating at a casino, casino employees may detain and question you until the police arrive. You can ask to have an attorney present, but they are not legally obligated to provide you with one like the police are. In this situation, it is often wisest to avoid saying anything that may incriminate you and ask for an attorney as soon as the police arrive.
Once arrested for committing a crime in a casino, your rights are the same as anyone else. This means you have the right to remain silent and the right to have an attorney present while you are questioned. You have the right not to be searched without a warrant. You also have the right to a trial by a jury of your peers.
Your Las Vegas casino crime lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.
Contact an Attorney
Attorney Craig Drummond can explain what your options are and what the process for your prosecution may look like. This will be dependent on what you are accused of. In some cases, it may be best to negotiate a plea bargain, while in other scenarios it may be in your best interest to go to trial.