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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.

New Nevada Firearm Laws For 2020: Background Checks & “Red Flag” Protection Orders

In the 2019 session, the legislature passed (and the Governor signed) new Nevada firearm laws that take effect in January 2020. Everyone who buys, transfers, owns, or carries a firearm should be familiar with the new statutes. Key provisions of the n… Read More
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Defending Against a Domestic Violence Accusation in Las Vegas

Defending against any domestic violence accusation is essential. That is especially true because an allegation involving domestic violence can affect your life in many ways beyond the implications of a conviction (which include fines, prison time, an… Read More
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Understanding Las Vegas Drugged Driving Offenses

The Nevada DUI (Driving Under the Influence) law includes provisions prohibiting operation of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs, sometimes called DUID. Drugged driving offenses include use of legally obtained marijuana and prescription dru… Read More
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How Drug Use Affects a Las Vegas Child Custody Case

When a Las Vegas Family Court judge determines custody and visitation of a child, drug use by a parent — including use of legal use of marijuana — can be a factor in the outcome. For any parent involved in a custody matter, it is extremely import… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

Grandparent Visitation Rights in Nevada

Family circumstances sometimes disrupt the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild, depriving the grandparent of time with the grandchild. In some situations, a Nevada statute allows a grandparent to petition the district court for visitati… Read More
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Categories: Nevada Family Law

Are There Time Limits for Criminal Prosecutions in Nevada?

For many criminal offenses, there is a time limit for criminal prosecution in Nevada.  If the time limit expires, the prosecutor can no longer pursue the charges.  The length of the period varies, depending on the specific offense.  If you face ch… Read More
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How the Federal Bump Stock Ban Affects Nevada Gun Owners

The deadliest mass shooting in our country’s history occurred in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017. Within a span of minutes, 58 people lost their lives, and more than 850 others suffered injuries. A primary reason the horrific attack shattered so many… Read More
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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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