Las Vegas Defense Attorney for Criminal Charges

Experienced Criminal Defense Law Firm in Clark County, Nevada

Whether you are a Nevada resident or an out-of-state visitor or tourist, being arrested in Las Vegas is a frightening — and complicated — experience. The Gersten Law Firm stands ready to boldly and vigorously defend you against any criminal charge in Las Vegas or elsewhere in Clark County, whether the charge is in state or federal court.

Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Joseph Gersten is much more than just a criminal justice lawyer. He holds a Master of Forensic Sciences degree. He has law enforcement experience including working in intelligence with the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations. The analytical approach he takes to investigations is part of the tenacious strategy he uses in defending against criminal charges. When you turn to our firm, you work directly with Joseph Gersten, not an associate, paralegal, or case worker. Your initial consultation and case evaluation are free-of-charge—just contact us to schedule an appointment.

Aggressive Defense Lawyer for All State and Federal Criminal Charges

No matter what charges have been filed, attorney Joseph Gersten will put his experience to work for you. While penalties for criminal charges in Nevada can include stiff fines and prison time, tough negotiation can often result in reduced charges, suspended sentences, or even dismissal of the charges. The result depends entirely on the circumstances surrounding the arrest. As your attorney, Joseph Gersten will get to the bottom line quickly and pursue all opportunities for resolving the charges.

At The Gersten Law Firm, we handle defense of all state and federal criminal charges, as well as related proceedings, in Las Vegas and Clark County, including:

An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Can Make All the Difference

Conviction on a Nevada criminal charge can carry a substantial fine and prison term. A conviction on your record can affect your life significantly in many ways. No matter what charge you are facing, having a tough, experienced criminal defense attorney with local knowledge and an investigation background can make a big difference in the outcome. Attorney Joseph Gersten knows the laws, defenses, and strategies to provide the most aggressive possible defense.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Las Vegas Defense Attorney

If you are facing any federal or state criminal charge in Las Vegas, Henderson, or elsewhere in Clark County, Las Vegas attorney Joseph Gersten will discuss and evaluate your case based on his extensive criminal defense and investigative experience. Your initial consultation is free-of-charge. Call 702.857.8777 or complete our online form to schedule an appointment.

Las Vegas Arrests

If you are arrested in Las Vegas or elsewhere in Clark County, the most important step to take—at the earliest opportunity—is finding an experienced criminal defense attorney. While the environment seems to say “anything goes,” Nevada has str… Read More

Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence charges are serious business in Nevada. A conviction can result in a substantial fine, prison time, community service, counseling, a restraining order, and more. It can also negatively impact family law matters like divorce and cust… Read More

Drug Charges

If you are arrested on a drug charge in Nevada, the penalties can be severe, including stiff fines and prison time. A conviction leaves a permanent scar on your record that can affect employment opportunities and other vital aspects of your life. You… Read More

Prostitution Charges

If you are arrested and charged with prostitution or solicitation in Las Vegas, Henderson, or elsewhere in Clark County, you need an aggressive criminal defense attorney to represent you. Even though most prostitution offenses are misdemeanors, they… Read More

Sealing Nevada Criminal Records in Las Vegas

Nevada law allows criminal records to be sealed under specific circumstances. Sealing a record is not the same as expunging or removing it. In Nevada, it is not possible to expunge a criminal record, but it is possible to have the record sealed. When… Read More


Joseph Gersten is uniquely qualified to understand and defend against gun charges: He is an approved Concealed Firearm Instructor for Nevada and Utah and is certified by the National Rifle Association (NRA) in more than nine (9) disciplines. Read More

Appeals and Post-Conviction Relief in Criminal Cases

If you are convicted in a criminal case in Nevada, you have right to appeal. You also may be able to file for other post-conviction relief. At The Gersten Law Firm, we have substantial experience in appealing criminal cases and pursuing post-convict… Read More

Sexual Assault

The Nevada crime of sexual assault is a very serious crime. Depending on the circumstances, including the age of the victim, the penalty can be life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. A conviction can ruin a person’s life by making it… Read More


Nevada laws on Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Prohibited Substance — referred to as DUI or DUID — are very strict. Even a first conviction can significantly impact your life in many ways. Retaining skilled legal counsel often helps… Read More

Juvenile Offenses

In Nevada, the juvenile justice system is separate from Nevada’s criminal justice system, but juvenile charges are still a very serious matter. In some cases, a child under age eighteen (18) can be charged as an adult in district court instead of j… Read More

Probation and Parole Violations

Violating the conditions of probation or parole is a very serious matter in Nevada. The consequences can be severe. In the case of a probation violation, you may be required to serve the original suspended sentence, including going to prison. For a p… Read More


Any theft conviction or guilty plea — even for a misdemeanor — will negatively impact your life. A conviction on your public record can affect employment and housing opportunities, loan applications, and many other situations in which your record… Read More

Assault and Battery

Assault and battery charges are extremely serious in Nevada and carry potentially severe penalties. Regardless of the type of assault and battery charges you face, it is essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney defend vigorously aga… Read More

Criminal Conspiracy

Under both federal and Nevada criminal statutes, when two or more people agree to commit a crime, each person can be charged with conspiracy, in addition to any other charges arising from the agreement. Conspiracy charges are serious and complex. Def… Read More

Racketeering / RICO Charges

Criminal racketeering charges under the Nevada and federal RICO laws are extremely serious. Conviction can result in severe penalties. An aggressive defense is essential. Read More

Fraud and White Collar Crime

If you are facing any type of fraud or white-collar charge, it is essential to have a skillful, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney aggressively defend you. At The Gersten Law Firm, we draw on our unique background and extensive criminal defense… Read More

Las Vegas Traffic Violations

The consequences of a guilty plea or conviction for Las Vegas traffic ticket go far beyond paying the fine, whether you are a Nevada resident or a visitor from out of state. If you face a serious traffic charge, vigorous defense by an experienced Las… Read More