When someone close to you is arrested and put in jail, it can feel like the world is falling apart. What can you do to help them? One of the first things you can do is post bail as soon as the court sets the amount. If your friend or family member can stay out of jail until his court hearings, he can work with a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney to get his charges dropped, hopefully before the legal
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Caught Without a Driver’s License?
Whether you simply left your driver’s license at home or don’t own one, a police officer who pulls you over and finds that you can’t show a valid license is likely to place you under arrest. Don’t underestimate the danger that you face in this case. Driving without a license is no joke in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the fines can run as high as $1,000. Even a six-month stay in jail is possible if
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Court Instead of Jail Time for Misdemeanor DUI
Las Vegas (Clark County) offers misdemeanor DUI court as an alternative for serving a jail sentence for certain first and second time DUI offenders. Also called the Moderate Offenders Program, admission must be granted by a judge, who also sets the requirements. These requirements include community service, mandatory counseling meetings and individual checkups, house arrest for 90 days, monitoring of activity by way of an alcohol detection and GPS device, and a
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Simply put, an individual’s criminal record is the list of times that he or she has been arrested for some reason. Some people have no criminal record at all; others have a few arrests on their records for minor offenses like misdemeanor trespassing or reckless driving. Sometimes, however, an arrest in a city like Las Vegas turns a person’s criminal record into a burden that makes it nearly impossible to obtain a loan, rent a house, or get hired at
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Conflict between national and state law is nothing new in the United States, but a recent lawsuit filed against a federal government bureau by a Nevada resident is sure to attract a lot of national attention. The lawsuit combines two political hot-button issues: legalized marijuana and gun possession rights. As some states begin to make marijuana legally available for medical purposes, they run into numerous problems combining the new state positions with national policy that still treats marijuana as an
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Weapons Charges? You Have the Second Amendment.
Police are often quick to forget about your right to bear arms when making an arrest. Charges for illegal gun possession or prohibited possessor are often tacked on to lesser charges, in an effort to cast a broader net for a conviction. If you have been charged with a weapons offense, make sure your defense lawyer knows the strategies the police and prosecutor will use to try to make the charges stick.
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As of January 2012, drivers in Nevada are no longer be legally permitted to talk on their handheld cell phones or text message while driving. Motorists who use their phone behind the wheel will be required to do so using a Bluetooth or other hands-free device. As the other nine “hands-free” states have found (including neighboring California and Utah), this new breed of legislation is more complex than it initially appears. Given the many unanswered questions about exactly what types
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Prostitution of any kind is illegal in Clark County. These are serious crimes that can carry severe penalties, including significant fines and substantial jail time. Depending on your role in the case, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense. If you are facing charges as a result of any crime involving sex for money, it is essential that you seek the advice of a Las Vegas prostitution attorney.
You need an attorney who represent clients on all
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The possible penalties for battery domestic violence range from a simple misdemeanor conviction involving mostly community service, to a Category B felony carrying a maximum fifteen years in prison and a mandatory fine of $10,000. The penalty level depends on the extent of physical harm, if any, and whether a weapon was used. If your lawyer does not know how to present an effective challenge to every detail of your case, the result is likely to be a sentence that
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The situation complexities, unreliable testimony, and questionable evidence that characterize most domestic violence cases create a legal situation in which you need the help of a certain kind of attorney. Simply finding a lawyer who is thoroughly familiar with the legal codes applicable to your charges is not enough; you need the help of someone who is also willing to listen carefully to your story and fight hard to get you the justice you deserve. Settling for a plea bargain
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