Richard Falstad, a 31-year-old man from Arizona, was arrested last week after two teens overdosed on an unknown controlled substance at his house. Following the overdose, one teen began to have seizures. He was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he later died. Police applied for and obtained a search warrant for Falstad's home. Following the search, Falstad was arrested on charges of Child Abuse and Negligent Homicide.
In Nevada, Drug Crimes are prosecuted vigorously. Most Drug Crimes are considered felonies in Nevada, and some carry huge prison sentences. Even simply allowing or assisting others to use drugs can also result in felony charges under some circumstances. In Nevada, any person can be charged with felony
Child Abuse, Neglect or Endangerment if they
willfully cause a child to suffer unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering or to be placed in a situation where the child
may suffer physical pain or mental suffering. NRS 200.508(1). A parent or caregiver can be charged with Child Abuse, Neglect or Endangerment for simply
permitting or allowing a child to suffer unjustifiable physical pain or mental suffering or to be placed in a situation where the child
may suffer physical pain or mental suffering.
If you or someone you know is charged with a Drug Crime or with Child Abuse, Neglect, Endangerment, it is imperative that you contact a knowledgeable and experienced Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer right away. The Criminal Defense Lawyers at Brown Law Offices have decades of experience handling these types of criminal cases, and they can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and providing you with the most aggressive defense possible to protect your legal rights.