It’s become a cliché that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but for the Clark County District Attorney’s office, there’s nothing cliché about the crimes that affect their city. With more than 60,000 cases a year, including high-profile homicides, robberies, gang-related crimes and assaults on the Strip, these aren’t stories pulled from a Hollywood script. They happen to real people just trying to live and let loose under the big lights of Sin City. Investigation Discovery’s (ID) new series LAS VEGAS LAW offers exclusive access to District Attorney Steve Wolfson and his powerhouse team of prosecutors who work tirelessly alongside law enforcement officials to pursue justice in their community. Follow in real time as they assess the crime scene, interview victims and witnesses, strategize their case and ultimately chase a conviction in the courtroom. Shot in cinéma vérité and featuring surveillance footage and photography, the series immerses viewers in the high stakes, immensely dramatic environment that makes Vegas distinctive – and its crimes even more so.
The true-crime series about the Clark County, Nev., district attorney's office begins with two cases: a man facing the death penalty for three murders in Las Vegas; and a male massage therapist accused of sexually abusing two female clients.
A sexual assault case is detailed. The victim, who was inebriated, can't remember much of what happened, but the prosecutors have physical evidence, including video surveillance that shows the defendant holding her upright on the way to his room as well as photos of bruises on her body.
A man is charged with kidnapping and battery of a female friend; and a petty thief is shot by a store clerk.
A young man is accused of "trick rolling" another man. Also: two men carjack an elderly couple and, the same night, rob another man as he leaves for work.
A female police sergeant is assaulted by a man she's attempting to arrest; and a teen boy is caught in the crossfire between two young men vying for the same girl.
A man goes on trial for allegedly beating his wife to death; and a retired detective helps with the cold case of a teen girl whose remains were found encased in concrete.