Attorney Stephen Stubbs Arrested for Defending Client’s 5th Amendment Rights

Attorney Stephen "Bowtie" Stubbs

Attorney Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs

This post was originally shared via CopBlock.org‘s submit page. and posted to CopBlock.org. It’s being reposted here at Nevada Cop Block both because of the obvious relevance of it having happened in Las Vegas, and because Stubbs mentioned during one of his monthly “Know Your Rights” seminars that the court case resulting from this incident will be beginning soon (I believe he said in September, but I could be wrong about that).

In Las Vegas, the LVMPD regularly detains motorcyclists for minor traffic violations, and then keeps them for an extended period of time for “intelligence gathering.” On 11/14/2013, about a hundred motorcyclists were gathered in Las Vegas for a Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs meeting. At this meeting, Attorney Stephen Stubbs was going to make a presentation on Constitutional Rights. However, Attorney Stubbs was pulled out of the building by other motorcyclists to help a member of the Bikers for Christ Motorcycle Ministry that was being detained by LVMPD.

Attorney Stubbs came out of the building; the detained member of Bikers for Christ immediately pointed at Stubbs and said, “That’s my lawyer.” Attorney Stubbs approached two LVMPD officers and one LVMPD Sergeant. Attorney Stubbs asked the LVMPD Sergeant if the man was being detained and the Sergeant said, “Yes, for a traffic violation,” then explained that they wanted to “question” him.

At that time, the video started.

The 5th Amendment is your friend.

Attorney Stubbs told the LVMPD Sergeant that he would be attending the questioning and the LVMPD Sergeant agreed and approved. Stubbs and the Sergeant had a brief discussion on the 5th Amendment Right to Counsel. A few minutes into the questioning, LVMPD Gang Task Force showed up and announces that it was now their investigation. LVMPD Gang Task Force Lieutenant Yatomi (P#6402) (this short little girl has MAJOR power trip issues) ordered Attorney Stubbs to leave so that LVMPD could question Stubbs’s client out of his presence. Attorney Stubbs refused to leave because of his client’s 5th Amendment Right to Counsel. LVMPD Gang Task Force Lieutenant Yatomi then arrested Attorney Stubbs for Obstructing a Public Officer. Attorney Stubbs was booked in the Clark County Detention Center and was released early the next morning. Attorney Stubbs has his first court date in March 2014 to face the charges.

 

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18 Responses to “Attorney Stephen Stubbs Arrested for Defending Client’s 5th Amendment Rights”

  1. Ray186 August 10, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    Cha-ching! That’s the sound of the Las Vegas cash register being opened to pay a settlement to this attorney.

    • Kelly W. Patterson August 10, 2014 at 5:01 am #

      Yeah, I hope he sues them and he certainly deserves whatever he gets. It’s just unfortunate that the ones actually committing the abuse won’t be the ones paying for it.

    • Andrea Montes October 15, 2014 at 8:28 am #

      He’s a phony baloney woman basher and uses his ‘clout’ to chase minority women out of town. He is a liar and supports police mishandling of evidence and publicly calls a victim’s mother a liar who deserved to get verbally assaulted by police and mongol gang members.

  2. JOSHUA WILSON August 10, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    all those police who tell people they can’t practice being an internet lawyer and beat them blind for trying to exercise their rights

    here we have a true blue legal council being told his right aren’t allowed to be used

    such bullshit, such intense bullshit

    this legitimately makes me angry, their basically saying with no shadow of doubt the law does not matter and personal liberties do not apply

    fuck those people they are city run criminals

    • james wilson August 10, 2014 at 6:40 am #

      Guilty until proven innocent . So many innocent people in jail because lazy cops found someone they could run over !

  3. samrye1 August 10, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    Pigs need a pen. Even if it’s a camera pen. ..

  4. Common sense August 10, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    He should have exercised his right to use lethal force against an unlawful arrest.

  5. Tracer76 August 11, 2014 at 1:04 am #

    Holly crap………. I went to school with this person back in the 80-90s. I remember him, smart and quintuplet at that time and a band geek as well. But to see him as an attorney today. Good.. and to see him stand up for peoples rights good job.

    He needs to sue the hell out of Metro.

  6. Jorma September 1, 2014 at 6:50 am #

    Glad to find out Las Vegas doesn’t support constitution. We will no longer go to NM for vacation nor take conferences there. Not good for attendees.

    • Kelly W. Patterson September 2, 2014 at 2:15 am #

      This is actually the Las Vegas in Nevada, not New Mexico, but I appreciate the comment and don’t blame you for feeling that way.

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