Jan. 11, 2013
-- A woman and her husband were having marital issues as many married couples do. The wife and mother was aware of the fact that her husband wanted a divorce and was seeking ammunition against her in an effort to gain custody of their children, another common occurrence amongst divorcing couples.
One day her husband decided to call the police, he alleged that his wife had pulled a gun out on him, threatened to injure him, and hit him. He allegedly called the police a few days after the incident in question took place. The husband told the police that he had witnesses – their own children.
The responding officers took statements that evening and the state wound up charging the wife and mother with felony assault with a deadly weapon, which carries up to six years in prison; they also charged her with misdemeanor domestic violence.
Beside the criminal penalties, the mother was well aware of the ramifications under Nevada law in family court and what would happen to the custody of her children. The woman hired Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Chip Siegel to defend her against the criminal charges. Through an in-depth investigation into the court orders and child protective custody investigation, Chip convinced the prosecutor to immediately dismiss the felony charge against his client.
Afterward, the state agreed to have a preliminary hearing where they would reevaluate the case. Ultimately, the state dismissed the case and the mother was returned to her children.
The Law Office of Chip Siegel is a criminal defense firm located in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 1991, attorney Chip Siegel earned his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and immediately began his legal career working for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. Today, attorney Siegel has over twenty years of experience working in the field of criminal defense, and he frequently uses his former experience as a prosecutor to better defend his clients. In the capacity as a prosecutor, he was entrusted with teaching and working with local law enforcement agencies in the area; these relationships still serve him today as a criminal defense attorney working inside and outside of the courtroom to serve his clients. Chip has received a 10.0 out of 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo, and he has received Avvo’s 2012 Clients’ Choice Award for producing highly satisfied clients. Schedule a consultation with attorney Siegel by calling (702) 430-7531 or visit the firm’s website online at http://www.legalchip.com