Criminal Defense

Here’s why Sean Neahusan is the right criminal law attorney for you:

He has experience.

  • Sean Neahusan has been a criminal law attorney since 2008.
  • He spent eight years as a prosecutor for Washoe County.
  • Since 2016, he has focused on criminal defense.

He understands both sides of criminal law.

  • He’s an expert on what strategies to expect from the prosecution.
  • He knows what to look for to ensure that your rights were not violated.
  • He knows how to protect your rights during the entire legal process.

He will fight for you.

  • He is a powerful trial attorney. [only photo on this page]
  • He will strategize each step of your legal battle with you.

He is a skilled negotiator

  • He can often settle out of court for minimal penalties
  • This might mean a little less time, cost, and stress for you.

He is a compassionate advocate to have on your side.

  • He knows that but for the grace of God, the tables could be easily turned.
  • He is passionate about helping.
  • He treats all with dignity and respect.

Nothing is too little or too big for Sean Neahusan.

  • He handles everything from traffic citations to category A felonies.
  • Call 775-420-5142 to ask about pricing for your legal situation.

To understand more about your criminal charge(s), click on the item(s) below for more information:

This is any traffic violation not causing an accident, such as speeding, failure to yield, following too close, etc. This can result in fines and points on driver’s license.

This is an enhance-able misdemeanor, meaning subsequent convictions have more significant penalties, and have minimum mandatory sentencing requirements. Click here for more info.

This is a hybrid between misdemeanor and felony crimes. A gross misdemeanor is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and up to $2,000 in fines.

This includes things like Involuntary manslaughter, 3rd or 4th degree arson, and certain fraud cases. Category D felonies carry a standard penalty of 1-4 years in prison and a fine of not more than $5000. Probation is available, but not mandatory.

 

This includes burglary, 2nd degree kidnapping, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon, exploitation of elderly or vulnerable persons, and a number of sex crimes. The range of penalties is very broad, ranging from 1-20 years in prison and optional fines that are generally from $10,000-$15,000 although they may reach as high as $500,000.

This includes anything from traffic citations (moving and non-moving), to theft, trespassing, and assault and battery. The maximum fine for a misdemeanor is $1000 and the maximum jail time is 180 days, or 6 months.

This is an enhance-able misdemeanor, meaning subsequent convictions has more significant penalties, and has minimum mandatory sentencing requirements. Click here for more info.

This is generally punishable by 1-4 years in prison and a fine of not more than $5,000. Unless disqualified by the person’s criminal history, probation is mandatory. The most common category E felony is possession of a controlled substance.

This is generally punishable by 1-5 years in prison and a fine of not more than $10,000. Probation is available but not mandatory. Category C crimes include battery causing substantial bodily harm or by strangulation, a 3rd offense domestic battery within 7 years, theft, bribery, and false identification crimes.

This is the most serious in Nevada and is punishable by life in prison, with or without parole, or even by sentence of death. Murder, kidnapping in the 1st degree, sexual assault, and trafficking charges are all category A felonies.