Defending Against a Nevada Domestic Violence Protective Order

Nevada courts can issue temporary restraining orders for domestic violence without any advance notice to you. Defending against a Nevada domestic violence protective order is essential. If you are served, there are two extremely important steps you m… Read More
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5 Common Reasons for Las Vegas Visitor Arrests

Las Vegas fully lives up to its reputation as a place where you literally can party around the clock. But the slogan “What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas” only holds true to a certain extent. If your partying goes too far and gets you arrested… Read More
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5 Social Media Cautions from a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney

When you visit Las Vegas for a lively good time, you should cut loose and enjoy yourself — that’s why you’re here, after all. But you should be careful about posting your adventures on social media. If you get a little too carried away, your po… Read More
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Domestic Violence Arrests Can Affect Your Firearm Rights in Nevada

If you are facing a Nevada criminal charge involving domestic violence, you need to be aware that a guilty plea or conviction can result in permanently losing your right to own firearms under state law, even if the charge is a misdemeanor. You can al… Read More
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Immigration Consequences of a Guilty Plea to a Nevada Crime Involving Violence or Threat of Violence

Author’s Note: On April 17, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of Sessions v. Dimaya. The decision declared a subsection of the federal law provision relating to the definition of “crime of violence”… Read More
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Alternative Sentencing in Las Vegas Criminal Cases

Any criminal charge is a serious matter in Las Vegas. Whether you are a visitor or resident, a guilty plea or conviction potentially carries a significant fine and jail time. That conviction stays on your record and can cause serious problems in yo… Read More
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Understanding the Federal Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban

Nevada and federal laws prohibit convicted felons from possessing guns — that is a fairly well-known fact. What many people do not know is that a federal law called the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban forbids anyone convicted of even a misdeme… Read More
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Disorderly Conduct Charges in Las Vegas

Disorderly conduct — also referred to as disturbing the peace or breach of peace — is a criminal offense that is used frequently by Las Vegas law enforcement. For tourists and visitors, the charges often arise from situations at nightclubs, str… Read More
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Open and Gross Lewdness in Las Vegas: What Tourists & Visitors Need to Know

If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas, you need to be aware of laws that are actively enforced and can get tourists in serious trouble. One of those laws is Nevada’s open and gross lewdness statute, which has severe penalties and repercussions… Read More
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Now It’s Easier to Seal a Criminal Record in Las Vegas: New Nevada Law Shortens Waiting Periods & More

A criminal conviction on your record can negatively impact your life. But, if you have a Nevada conviction, sealing your record may just have become easier. A new law went into effect on October 1, 2017. It significantly shortened most of the waiting… Read More
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