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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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New Bail Process Standards for Las Vegas Courts Under a Recent Nevada Supreme Court Decision

In most cases, a person charged with a criminal offense in Las Vegas can post bail to stay out of prison between arrest and future court dates. While Nevada statutes govern the bail process, a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision added constitutional… Read More
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3 Guidelines to Follow If You’re Arrested in Las Vegas

Even with the Covid-19 stay-at-home order in effect, Las Vegas Metro Police officers are still making arrests at a steady pace. Reports indicate a surprisingly high number of DUI arrests, as well as an increase in arrests for robbery and assault, inc… Read More
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Can You Face Conspiracy Charges in Nevada Even If You Don’t Commit a Crime?

In Las Vegas, the criminal offense of conspiracy may be charged under either Nevada state law or federal law. In both cases, a conspiracy charge alleges an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime. State law requires only the agreement… Read More
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Commercial DUI in Las Vegas (What You Need to Know)

If you drive a commercial vehicle in Las Vegas, drunk driving and drugged driving fall under a specific Nevada law that applies to commercial DUI. Penalties for a conviction include suspension or revocation of your commercial driver’s license (CDL)… Read More
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High-Risk Protection Orders in Nevada (FAQ)

A Nevada law providing for court-issued orders for protection against high-risk behavior went into effect on January 1, 2020. The statute, known as a “red flag” law, authorizes Nevada state courts to issue an ex parte (temporary) or extended prot… Read More
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Nevada Background Check Act Requirements for Private Gun Sales & Transfers (Effective January 2, 2020)

The Nevada Background Check Act, enacted into law in February 2019, went into effect on January 2, 2020. By requiring background checks for most sales and transfers of firearms between unlicensed individuals, the new law closes the gap created by the… Read More
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5 Frequently Asked Questions / FAQ: How Do You Remove a Las Vegas DUI Conviction Record?

Whether you live in Nevada or another state, a Las Vegas DUI conviction record — or even an arrest — can make your life difficult. Criminal records are public and available to anyone throughout the U.S. who does a background check. Your record ca… Read More
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How To Seal a Marijuana Conviction Record Under the Nevada Second Chance Act

Despite legalization of marijuana in Nevada as of July 1, 2017, many individuals with a conviction for possessing now-legal amounts of marijuana still face problems with employment, credit, and housing because of their existing record. A new law pass… Read More
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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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