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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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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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