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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.

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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Relocating a Child Subject to a Custody Order

There are many common reasons why a parent may want to change residence and relocate with a child. With the economic changes brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is an increased incidence of employment-related reasons — and other new reasons… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

Police Searches in Las Vegas: Know Your Rights

You can protect your important legal rights by knowing the basic rules that apply to police searches. Evidence seized in law enforcement searches is a primary resource that prosecutors use in attempting to show the commission of a crime. On account o… Read More
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Did You Get a Traffic or Speeding Ticket in Las Vegas? Here’s What You Should Do.

Judging by the number of recent speeding violations and other traffic offenses in Las Vegas, the exuberance of residents and visitors over the casino reopenings translated into more impatient and aggressive driving habits. One local traffic safety of… Read More
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Benefits of Sealing a Criminal Record in Nevada

If you have a criminal record, it is publicly available and can negatively impact many aspects of your life, including employment and housing. Fortunately, Nevada has laws that enable many people to ask a court to seal their records. The statutes and… Read More
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Modification of a Child Support Order in Las Vegas

If you are affected by unemployment due to the coronavirus Covid-19, you may wonder whether that change means you can adjust a child support obligation. You also may have other reasons for wanting to change the child support you pay or receive. In Ne… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

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