Casino Marker Default in Las Vegas

Have you been accused of casino marker default?

In the state of Nevada, if you fail to pay a casino marker you will be facing both a civil and a criminal charge. This means that the casino can initiate a lawsuit against you to recover the debt you owe and the State can prosecute you for defaulting as well with the threat of a prison sentence. If you are facing criminal charges related to casino marker default in the Las Vegas area or anywhere in Clark County, you are well-advised to seek professional legal help. The Las Vegas criminal defense attorney at the Brown Law Offices is thoroughly familiar with Nevada law regarding casino markers and with the criminal justice system in Clark County. As a former Chief Deputy District Attorney for Clark County for over 14 years, he knows his way around the local courtrooms and has handled thousands of criminal cases in the area.

As a patron of a Nevada casino, you may be extended a line of credit by the casino for your convenience in gambling. After filling out a credit line application, you will be given a zero interest loan in the form of casino markers, which allows you to gamble without carrying around large amounts of cash or using ATMs which charge fees. You are expected to pay back the markers generally within 30 days. If you default on the debt you owe, the casino and the District Attorney will inform you of your outstanding debt and give you the opportunity to repay it. If you continue to default, you may be faced with both civil and criminal cases and a warrant for your arrest may be issued. Not only will you owe the outstanding amount to the casino but collection fees will be added on by the District Attorney's Office. If the markers are less than $250, you will be charged with a misdemeanor. If they exceed $250, you will be charged with a felony punishable by 1 to 4 years in prison, possible fines, and restitution of the debt along with mandatory administrative fees.

Contact a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer today!

Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Phil Brown can represent you in any casino marker default case in greater Las Vegas or the surrounding areas, working to keep you out of prison and to help keep your record clean.

Contact the Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer at our firm today if you are involved in a case of casino marker default.