As a city known for its nightlife and party atmosphere, the city of Las Vegas sees many DUI arrests each year. In 2007 alone, 12,538 people were arrested in the state of Nevada under DUI charges. Because Nevada’s drunk driving and buzzed driving laws are stricter and tougher than nearly any other state’s, visitors to Las Vegas, Reno, and other cities in the state are often taken by surprise when they learn what consequences are possible if they are convicted.
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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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An arrest in the Las Vegas and North Las Vegas area is often an unexpected event, and new inmates usually rely on the help of others in order to find bail information, post bail, and perform the other necessary preparations leading up to hearings and a possible trial. If you are trying to find out which Las Vegas jail an individual has been taken to, the following information will guide you in the right direction.
If a family member or
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Many visitors to Las Vegas find themselves suddenly under arrest for one reason or another. Occasionally, the arrest is in response to a deliberate crime. More often than you might think, however, police arrest an individual who was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whether innocent or guilty, someone who has been apprehended under criminal charges is in need of the help that a criminal defense attorney with deep roots in the Las Vegas legal environment can
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Misdemeanor DUI court, also known as a “moderate offenders program,” is a program that allows someone convicted of misdemeanor DUI (first or second offense) to stay out of jail and possibly have his or her charges reduced to something less serious. While the requirements and expenses of DUI court are significant, it does save you the devastation of spending up to six months in a Clark County jail and may allow you to return home if you live in another
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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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Keeping Your Kid Out of the Adult Legal System
If your minor son or daughter is facing juvenile court for a misdemeanor or felony charge, the most important consideration is keeping the case out of the adult system.
The Nevada juvenile court system has a different set of requirements and parameters that your attorney will need to know, including:
A special petition is required to adjudicate the case in the juvenile system The minor has no right to bail. He
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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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In Clark County, Nevada, trespassing is only a misdemeanor charge and carries a relatively mild penalty. Many individuals accused of trespassing choose the apparently easy route of pleading guilty to the charge, paying a standard $150.00 fine, and moving on with their life. Not so fast! There is far more to consider in this situation than simply getting out of the courtroom as quickly and with as little expense as possible. A trespassing conviction is added to your permanent criminal
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Keep Your Name Off the Nevada Sex Offender Registry
If you have been charged with felony sexual assault in Nevada, you’re looking at the very real possibility of a minimum of 10 years to life in prison. Local district attorneys take rape and other sex offenses very seriously and they have the full weight of public opinion behind them as they fight aggressively for a conviction.
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