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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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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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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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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Facing Deportation due to Prior Criminal Conviction or Plea? A Nevada Criminal Lawyer may be able to Help.
If you are an immigrant, a criminal conviction can have a serious impact on your immigration status. Depending on the type of crime and the severity of the offense, you could be deported immediately or have your next green card renewal denied. No matter what type of criminal charge you are facing, it is important that you seek the advice of a
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Helping You Seal Nevada Arrest and Conviction Records
If you have been convicted of a crime, you know full well what a negative impact it can have on your life. How would your life change if that conviction was no longer on your record? If it were gone like it never happened? Nevada offers certain people who have been convicted of a crime the opportunity to have their records sealed so that they are no longer visible on background checks
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Nevada State and Federal Appeals Lawyer
If you feel that a mistake in your trial resulted in a negative outcome in your case, you have the right to appeal the decision. Many people don’t understand that an appeal is not a new trial. An appeal is the process of asking a higher court to confirm that an error was made and to order a new trial or an acquittal. These matters can be extremely complex. Be sure that you have
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Clark County White Collar Defense Attorney
If you are under investigation for a federal offense, or have been charged in federal court in Nevada, you are entering a criminal justice system that will seem to have every advantage. Federal prosecutors have the resources and backing of the U.S. government behind them and will do everything possible to get a conviction.
But never forget that you have the U.S. Constitution on your side. Under our system of laws, you are presumed
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