By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by “Investigation Discovery”)
The exciting new “Las Vegas Law” reality program is based on real crimes that actually happened in Las Vegas. You might have heard of the some of the cases or even know the people involved.
Reality programs focus on real people, “Las Vegas Law” stars Clark County DA Steve Wolfson with close-up views of the prosecutor, defense attorney and their teams. You can’t find a more realistic program than experiencing the actual people involved in the step-by-step process from the time of the crime and the investigation to the trial.
This is an exciting opportunity to watch re-enactments of real cases of high-profile murderers, rapists, thieves and other criminals on trial while their Defense Attorney fights to save them.
With more than 60,000 cases a year, “Las Vegas Law” provides a close-up view of how justice works, presenting the facts, interviewing witnesses.
They combine crime-scene videos creating the feeling “you are there”.
LAS VEGAS LAW: “Burden of Proof” Episode Premiere: Thursday, May 19 at 10/9c This episode goes inside the “he said/she said” of a sexual assault case. The prosecution has physical evidence: video surveillance showing the man holding an inebriated woman upright as they walk to his room and photos of bruises all over her body. What they don’t have is the woman’s memory. She can’t remember much. The defendant remembers everything, and makes a strong case that nothing illegal occurred in his room. Now the question becomes: who will the jury believe?
LAS VEGAS LAW: “Out of Control” Episode Premiere: Thursday, May 26 at 10/9c It’s a case Chief Deputy Richard Scow says “will stick with him forever.” The defendant is charged with kidnapping and battery of his friend. Meanwhile across town, the second case goes to trial and, in a twist, two Deputy District Attorneys must convince the jury that a man who stole a case of beer deserves justice, since he was shot by the store clerk. Was the clerk a man protecting his store or a vigilante ready to impose his own “death penalty”?
LAS VEGAS LAW airs on Find ID on the following channels in Las Vegas: CenturyLink Prism: Channel 260; Cox Communications: Channel 104; DIRECTV: Channel 285 / HD 285; DISH: Channel 192 / HD 192
LAS VEGAS LAW is produced for Investigation Discovery by MY Entertainment. For MY Entertainment, Michael Yudin, Joe Townley, Wil Surratt and Wayne Allyn Root are executive producers, with Greg Klein and Jon Grosskopf as co-executive producers. For Investigation Discovery, Eugenie Vink is senior executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president.
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