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Alternative Sentencing in Las Vegas Criminal Cases

Any criminal charge is a serious matter in Las Vegas. Whether you are a visitor or resident, a guilty plea or conviction potentially carries a significant fine and jail time. That conviction stays on your record and can cause serious problems in yo… Read More
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Understanding the Federal Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban

Nevada and federal laws prohibit convicted felons from possessing guns — that is a fairly well-known fact. What many people do not know is that a federal law called the Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban forbids anyone convicted of even a misdeme… Read More
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Disorderly Conduct Charges in Las Vegas

Disorderly conduct — also referred to as disturbing the peace or breach of peace — is a criminal offense that is used frequently by Las Vegas law enforcement. For tourists and visitors, the charges often arise from situations at nightclubs, str… Read More
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Open and Gross Lewdness in Las Vegas: What Tourists & Visitors Need to Know

If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas, you need to be aware of laws that are actively enforced and can get tourists in serious trouble. One of those laws is Nevada’s open and gross lewdness statute, which has severe penalties and repercussions… Read More
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Now It’s Easier to Seal a Criminal Record in Las Vegas: New Nevada Law Shortens Waiting Periods & More

A criminal conviction on your record can negatively impact your life. But, if you have a Nevada conviction, sealing your record may just have become easier. A new law went into effect on October 1, 2017. It significantly shortened most of the waiting… Read More
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Firearms and Marijuana in Las Vegas Don’t Mix Well — in More Ways Than One

Now that recreational marijuana purchase and use is legal in Nevada, anyone who owns, carries, or wants to purchase a firearm needs to be aware of gun laws that apply to individuals who use marijuana in Las Vegas or elsewhere in the state. There ar… Read More
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Recreational Marijuana in Las Vegas: Everything You Need to Know

You can buy marijuana here in Las Vegas, but it’s tough to use or consume it here — or take it home if you live in another state. No one knows better than Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Joseph Gersten how tricky it can be to navigate Nevad… Read More
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Las Vegas Casino Hotel Pool Parties: Risks and Cautions

Casinos are still the main attraction in Las Vegas, but in the last few years, day clubs built around hotel pools and hotel pool parties have spiked in popularity. Promotion and advertising often plays on the theme of “anything goes.” But before… Read More
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Las Vegas Casino Markers: What You Need to Know

Casino markers are very common in Las Vegas. Simply by filling out a form at the casino, you get instant access to a large amount money to use in the casino. It’s a very tempting proposition. Be very careful: you can land in a lot of trouble if you… Read More
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Can My Las Vegas Criminal Conviction Record Be Sealed or Expunged?

A criminal record can impact your life in significant impacts ways: employment, housing, professional licensing, and credit are just a few of many areas that can be affected. Fortunately, Nevada laws do permit a criminal record to be sealed in some c… Read More
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