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When Is Harassment a Nevada Criminal Offense?

The Nevada criminal charge of harassment covers a broad range of conduct. Defending against a harassment charge is essential — and requires assistance from a skillful criminal defense attorney. A conviction on your record can result in significant… Read More
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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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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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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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