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Experience and results are important. Gary L. Guymon is the Southern Nevada attorney with the most Not Guilty jury verdicts. This has been for ten years.
Gary has been a trial lawyer for more than 33 years. Gary was a Clark County District Attorney's Office prosecutor from 1990 to 2005. Gary's passion as a trial lawyer allowed him to rise quickly in the ranks of the District Attorney's Office. Gary was the Chief Deputy District attorney for the Specialized Homicide/ Major Violators and Sexual Assault Units. Gary served as the District Attorney's Office's Training Supervisor for the entire office. Gary was tasked with prosecuting all repeat offenders and homicide cases that were assigned through the Major Violators Unit. Gary was also responsible to prosecute all cases involving sexual assaults or crimes against children. Gary gave instructions to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department regarding search and seizure issues to all cadets and patrol officers as well as detectives.
Gary has been successful in a number of high-profile media cases, including State v. Margaret Rudin, the famous "Black Widow" trial which was featured on America’s Most Wanted. Gary also successfully prosecuted Ronald Mortensen, a Las Vegas Metro Police Officer for First Degree Murder. This is the only case in Southern Nevada where a police officer was convicted of murder after he shot and killed an innocent victim. Gary's record as a former prosecutor was almost unblemished. He had over 120 jury trials that were successful.
Gary has been fighting for the rights of criminal defendants for more than 18 years. Gary's control of the courtroom is not the only reason he has received the most jury acquittals or not guilty verdicts in Southern Nevada in the past decade. Gary has won Not Guilty verdicts in a variety of high-stakes cases, including those that involve multiple life sentences and the most serious felony charges. He has been awarded the Outstanding Criminal Defense Advocate Award, the Scott H. Waitte Award, and the Outstanding Criminal Defense Advocate Award in recognition of his tireless advocacy for his clients. Gary has mentored, trained, and supervised many lawyers and lectured on trial advocacy, including jury voir dire and cross-examination.
Gary received his undergraduate education at BYU and his law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU) in 1989. After law school, Gary worked as a clerk for Judge Jack Lehman. He then began his illustrious career as a trial lawyer. Gary is licensed to practice law in both the State of Nevada and Federal Courts. Gary is also a member of Nevada Attorneys of Criminal Justice, (NACJ), which is a non-profit association of criminal defense lawyers located throughout Nevada. Its mission is to ensure effective representation of all those accused of crimes through shared resources, legislative lobbying on constitutional matters, and intra-organizational assistance.
Gary has been a successful trial lawyer for more than 33 years. He also developed strong relationships with local judges and prosecutors. Gary's professionalism, experience, and personal connections are a benefit to those who retain him when they or their loved ones have been accused.
Working With Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys in Las Vegas
One of the most difficult situations an individual can face is being accused of a crime. The court system is designed with all advantages being in favor of the court, and there are significant restrictions on the defendant beyond basic constitutional protections. Even then, those protections cannot be applied by the defendant; It takes solid representation from a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney to ensure those protections are respected by the court, including taking the defense all the way to a full trial. Not every Nevada lawyer will want to take the extra steps, and especially those with a burdensome caseload. The impact a conviction could have on the future of the defendant is immense, and defending the charges vigorously is the only answer in most situations.
Why You Need a Personal Private Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney
The lawyer you have representing your case is vital in Nevada. State court authorities are serious about enforcing the law, and the state legislators have provided significant punishment guidelines. This is especially true for certain types of cases such as DUI or fraud. Regardless of the crime level, certain defendants will qualify for public advocacy when the court determines they are qualified. The problem is that this rarely bodes well for the defendant, even in low-level crimes. Public defenders, while knowledgeable, work for the same state that is prosecuting. Their focus can often be on closing out as many cases they can as quickly as possible.
A private personal attorney is focused on a strong defense as well as walking you through the process. Our office only accepts as many cases as it can handle to the best of standards. A private attorney is going to guide you every step of the way, making sure you completely understand your options prior to making any decisions. At our office, you will be made aware of the process, what evidence the state has against you and what your best options are based on your particular circumstances. When a decision has been made you will be guided on how to be successful in completing what is required of you, if anything, prior to closing out the case.
What a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Can Do
All criminal cases are filed based on evidence that has been obtained by law enforcement officers or agents investigating certain types of crimes, such as a vice squad. Evidence typically consists of obtained documentation based on confiscation of personal property, officer testimony, and statements from witnesses providing state evidence. While a defendant is extremely limited in contesting any evidence, an aggressive Las Vegas criminal defense attorney can evaluate each article of evidence for admissibility, lawful acquisition, and material application in the prosecution. Questionable evidence can be singled out for dismissal or suppression, and all witnesses can be questioned both before the case goes to court or when cross-examined in an open hearing.
The Legal Practice You Choose Matters Significantly
While any Nevada lawyer could conceivably represent your criminal case, criminal defense is a particular area of legal practice that gets the most successful results by retaining an aggressive lawyer like Gary Guymon. Specific rules and constitutional protections apply when facing a conviction, and details are vital to all cases. Reasonable doubt is the standard in criminal matters, and criminal defense attorneys like Gary Guymon are diligent about building a legal argument that maximizes reasonable doubt and questions any and all evidence being provided by the prosecution as a basis for their charge.
Contact Gary Guymon Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney
Never accept being just a case number in the big box firms or stuck in the shuffle of closing out the caseload from the state. Your criminal charge can be strongly defended with solid and aggressive representation from Gary Guymon Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney at Gary L. Guymon, PC. Call us at 702-758-5858. We pride ourselves in always answering the phone and making ourselves available.