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Check here for legal updates and answers to your frequently asked questions about Nevada law. Please note: the law changes regularly and this website's content may not always indicate the current state of the law. Information provided here is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. If you require legal advice, please contact The Gersten Law Firm or consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.

What Happens If You Don’t Follow a Nevada Child Custody Order?

Violation of a custody order is an extremely serious matter. If you’re under a Nevada child custody order, failing to follow the order can have significant consequences. you encounter difficulties complying with a custody order or the other parent… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

Defending Against Nevada Felony Drug Possession Charges Under NRS 453.336

With the exception of small amounts of marijuana, possession of any amount of a scheduled controlled substance without a prescription is a felony in Nevada. Even a first offense carries harsh potential penalties. The consequences of a conviction go b… Read More
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Why Do You Need a Lawyer For Your First DUI Charge?

A first DUI charge can be a disconcerting and intimidating experience. Before you decide how to proceed, you should be certain that you fully understand all the criminal penalties and the other consequences of a guilty plea or conviction. The impact… Read More
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What’s the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce in Nevada?

In Nevada, married spouses considering divorce can choose the option of legal separation instead. In some circumstances, legal separation provides desirable benefits to the spouses that divorce does not. In this blog post, experienced Las Vegas famil… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

What Happens to Your Retirement Account in a Nevada Divorce?

For many people, a retirement account is their most significant financial asset other than their home. Spouses often express concern about what happens to assets accumulated in a retirement account if a married couple divorces. In this discussion, La… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

Self-defense in Nevada: Castle Doctrine and Stand-Your-Ground Laws

The State of Nevada has a number of statutes that apply to situations involving assertion of the right of self-defense. The laws establish clear criteria for when acting in self-defense is justifiable. However, whether use of force (particularly dead… Read More
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Is Criminal Intent Necessary For Conviction of a Crime?

The extent to which criminal intent is necessary for conviction of a crime depends primarily on the statutory definition of each individual criminal offense. Nevada has two different categories of crimes for intent purposes: specific intent offenses… Read More
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When Is Criminal Negligence a Crime?

The legal principle of negligence is a different concept in civil law and criminal law. In a civil negligence claim, a negligent person is legally responsible for paying financial compensation to victims injured by the negligent conduct. In a crimina… Read More
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Aggressive Driving & Reckless Driving Charges in Las Vegas

Recent news reports of a death from a possible road rage incident in Las Vegas put a renewed focus on Nevada criminal offenses arising from driving conduct. Aggressive driving and reckless driving charges can result from a road rage event even if no… Read More
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When Do Police Need To Warn You About Your Rights?

If police talk with you about anything, there are several important things you need to remember. First, you should understand the rights you have during law enforcement questioning. You also need to know when you can assert those rights. Finally —… Read More
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