6.16.2022

Finding the Right Criminal Defense Attorney If You're Part of the LGBTQIA+ Community

Written by: The Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata

Get the Compassionate Legal Representation You Need and Deserve

As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, you may have unique legal needs that require compassionate, experienced representation. Finding the right criminal defense attorney can be difficult. How can you be sure they will understand you and vigorously advocate for your rights?

At the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata, we are proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community. We provide zealous representation for all of our clients, always working to identify the issues that affect them most. We are passionate about the defense of our clients and will not rest until justice is served. 

If you are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and have been charged with a crime, contact our office at (702) 366-0891. All consultations are free and without obligation to retain our services. 

Getting the Legal Solutions You Need

Many people do not realize that the LGBTQIA+ community is heavily overrepresented in the criminal justice system. From juvenile courts to adult jails and prisons, individuals identifying as LGBTQIA+ are convicted and confined at higher rates than straight people. 

According to the Prison Policy Initiative, the overrepresentation of the LGBTQIA+ is at every stage of the system. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are “arrested, incarcerated, and subjected to community supervision” at substantially higher rates. In the juvenile justice system, the rates are astounding. As many as 20% of youth in the juvenile justice system are LGBTQIA+. 

Understanding Your Rights

The unequal treatment of members of the LGBTQIA+ community in the criminal justice system makes it imperative for people to find quality legal representation. A criminal defense attorney can help defend your rights and help prevent bias in the courtroom. 

Too often, LGBTQIA+ people are discriminated against. They are arrested because of an alleged crime that they either didn’t commit or were only doing in response to harassment or assault. Once behind bars, studies show that they are grossly mistreated, placed in unsafe environments, and subjected to cruelty. More must be done to protect the LGBTQIA+ population and prevent this mistreatment.

Types of Cases We Handle

At the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata, we handle all criminal cases. We work closely with our clients to determine the best legal options and fight relentlessly to protect their rights.

Cases we handle for the LGBTQIA+ community include but are not limited to:

  • Arrest warrants
  • Domestic violence
  • Solicitation and prostitution
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug charges
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Assault and battery
  • Violent crimes

If you have been accused of a crime, it is in your best interest to retain legal counsel. A qualified defense attorney can help guide you through the process and represent you in court.

Get a Free Consultation

Are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ community who has been charged with a crime? Contact the Law Offices of Garrett T. Ogata today for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (702) 366-0891 to discuss your case with an attorney today. Our legal team is proud to serve and support the LGBTQIA+ community in Nevada and across the country. Call now to get started.

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