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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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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