A restraining order in Las Vegas is a court action that an individual can petition for if he or she feels threatened by another individual. If the judge presiding over the action agrees, the order will go into effect immediately, and the court will use its authority to enforce it. There are many common misunderstandings about exactly what a restraining order means, how to obtain one, and how to oppose one that is being filed against you.
Types of Restraining
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There are a number of crimes defined by the Nevada legal code that bear a very close resemblance to one another. Three of these are burglary, robbery, and home invasion. The prosecution’s decision about which crime to charge you with usually depends on a number of details about the alleged incident. Since each of the three charges carries its own set of penalties and evidence requirements, it is important for you to know the difference if you have been arrested
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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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There’s a story coming out of North Carolina that parents of infants should be aware of—especially if there’s a chance they could be suspected by doctors and nurses of exposing their children to marijuana.
In administering a standard infant screening test for THC (marijuana’s primary active component), doctors in a North Carolina hospital knew something was wrong when they saw a large number of positive results. As it turned out, the tests were showing false positives because of baby soap
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Do You Know What Your Rights Are?
Talking to the police without talking to an attorney first is a colossal mistake. Without the counsel of a legal expert on your side, you are no match for the tactics police officers can use to coax a self-incriminating statement out of you even after they have given you the Miranda warning. Before you know what is happening, you will likely wind up facing heavy penalties based on your own statements that you
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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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Facing a Felony DUI Charge
If you have been arrested and charged with felony DUI, you desperately need a defense attorney who knows all there is to know about Clark County DUI law. If convicted, you will almost certainly spend some serious time in jail and be heavily fined. You will probably lose your driver’s license for at least three years, and for the rest of your life you will find it very difficult to get hired at any place
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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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Every United States citizen is guaranteed certain rights and privileges under the fifth and sixth amendments to the constitution. When you are facing the possibility of questioning and/or arrest, these rights suddenly take on an immediate importance! Along with the experienced counsel of a Clark County legal expert, your own knowledge of your fifth and sixth amendment rights, as stated in the Miranda warning, is one of your most important defensive weapons.
Fifth Amendment Rights
The fifth amendment promises every
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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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