Casino Offenses Are Not Like Other Criminal Charges
Atlantic City is the only city in New Jersey where casino gambling is legal. People come from all over to win big. This is a lucrative business for the casinos, and they are aggressive in their efforts to protect themselves against any type of theft or other criminal offense. Casino security personnel act decisively on even the smallest infractions and will not hesitate to press charges that could lead to damaging criminal records for people who are convicted.
If you are facing criminal charges for a casino-related offense, it is important to have an experienced attorney who not only knows the law, but who understands the rights and roles of casinos, and their security staff in these unique cases.
The Law Office of Steven J. Feldman defends people against all types of charges involving casino-related offenses. I am Steven Feldman, and I have represented countless people in casino crime cases. I am a lifelong resident of Atlantic County, and I have more than 40 years of experience practicing criminal law as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney.
Casino Security Staff Are Not Police
One factor that often comes into play in these cases is casino security staff overstepping their bounds. While police may have the right to take certain steps in pursuit of criminals, security guards do not have the same rights. Furthermore, security guards at casinos do not have the same level of training as police, and the mistakes they make could ultimately lead to the dismissal of the case. In the more extreme situations, casino security staff may commit assault or other crimes themselves in their overzealous attempts to do their jobs.
When handling your case, I will look carefully at how it was handled by both casino security personnel and police. Were your rights violated at any point? Was evidence handled correctly? My goal is to find the weaknesses in the case against you in order to overcome the charges.
Defense Against All Crimes Committed At A Casino
I have successfully defended against many casino-related offenses, including:
- Trespassing and disorderly conduct
- Theft of chips
- Writing bad checks
- Unpaid markers
- Underage gambling
- Credit card fraud
I provide representation to people who live in the Atlantic City area, as well as people who were accused of crimes while visiting the area and gambling at one of the local casinos.
You Do Not Need To Wait For The Police To Come To Contact A Lawyer
If you are detained or even questioned by casino security staff, you can enlist a lawyer. You do not have to wait for the police to arrive. The sooner I can get involved, the more opportunities I may be able to find to better your situation, possibly even preventing charges from being filed. I encourage you to contact me immediately.
Free Consultation About Drug Offenses
No matter what crime you have been accused of at a casino, I can help. Contact my Pleasantville law office to schedule a free initial consultation. You can reach me at any time by calling 609-272-8989 or toll free at 866-425-7947. You can also contact me via email.