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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.

Thinking About Relying on Las Vegas Casino Markers to Gamble?  Think Again.

If your visit to Las Vegas includes plans to finance your gambling with casino markers, be sure you understand exactly how markers work.  If you use them and do not repay the money you borrow from the casino in a timely manner, you can face serious… Read More
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Historic First Step Act Brings Significant Federal Criminal Justice System Reform

On December 21, 2018, a new law called the FIRST STEP Act brought dramatic reform to federal prisons and the federal criminal justice system.  The statute — characterized by the New York Times as embodying “the most significant changes to the cr… Read More
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Can Police Conduct a DNA Test After a Las Vegas Arrest?

A Nevada statute governs the ability of law enforcement to collect a DNA sample after an arrest.  Under the law, police must conduct a DNA test after a Las Vegas arrest in specific circumstances.  Required DNA Tests After a Las Vegas Arrest On May… Read More
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Las Vegas Fraud Charges Come In Many Different Forms

Conduct and activities that can lead to charges for Las Vegas fraud crimes cover a wide spectrum.  Potential penalties often include heavy fines, lengthy prison sentences, restitution, and even reimbursement of investigation costs in some cases.  T… Read More
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Las Vegas DUI Breath and Blood Tests — What Happens If You Refuse?

Las Vegas visitors and residents need to understand the Nevada implied consent laws that apply to DUI breath and blood tests. If you’re pulled over for suspected DUI or arrested on a charge, refusing to take the tests can make your circumstance… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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… Read More
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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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