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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.

How to Avoid Firearm Criminal Charges in Las Vegas

If you visit or live in Las Vegas, numerous federal, state, and local laws regulate your possession, ownership, and use of firearms. Knowing the laws that apply locally will help you avoid facing firearm criminal charges in Las Vegas, by preventing a…

When Can You Get Your Las Vegas Criminal Record Sealed?

A criminal conviction on your record — or even an acquittal or dismissed charge — can negatively affect your life in many different ways. Under Nevada law, you may be able to seal your record. If you get your Las Vegas criminal record sealed, it…

7 Ways Marijuana Can Get You in Trouble With the Law in Las Vegas

Even though it is legal to buy marijuana in Las Vegas (as well as throughout the rest of Nevada), there still are quite a few ways that marijuana can get you in trouble with the law in Las Vegas. Knowing the rules ahead of time can prevent putting a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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