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  • What is Deferral of Judgment in Nevada?

    According to NRS 176.211, Nevada law states that defendants who plead guilty or no contest to certain crimes can get their case dismissed and their record sealed through “deferral of judgment.” This means a judge defers judgment – or elects not to convict – and you (the defendant) must complete various court-ordered conditions within a specific time period. The following are the common terms of ...
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  • Cocaine Possession in Nevada

    Cocaine is a popular recreational drug in Nevada, especially in Las Vegas and Reno where casinos, bars, and clubs are open throughout the night until the early morning hours. Coke or blow is often snorted and the short and temporary effects include intense bliss, decrease in appetite, extreme sensibility to sight, sound, and touch, as well as irritability. However, the drug is illegal in the ...
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  • Misdemeanors & Felonies in Nevada

    There are two main forms of crimes in Nevada: misdemeanors and felonies. Although felony crimes are more serious and result in harsher criminal penalties in comparison with misdemeanor offenses, getting convicted of either can lead to a permanent mark on your criminal record, which can make obtaining employment, applying for a college or university, seeking a loan, or living a normal life very ...
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  • Do I Have to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Nevada?

    If or when the police in Nevada pull you over for suspected DUI , officers will typically ask you to perform one or more field sobriety tests (FSTs) to determine if you are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed three standardized tests and police officers are provided detailed instructions on how to administer and score ...
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  • Stalking Laws in Nevada

    In Nevada, stalking is defined as performing deliberate actions to cause someone else to reasonably fear for their safety and the safety of their loved ones. A person cannot be charged with stalking for one event, but rather a pattern of actions over time in order to make another individual feel scared or terrorized. Common examples of stalking include: Following a person by foot or vehicle for a ...
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  • Getting a Restricted Driver's License After a NV DUI

    Getting arrested for DUI in Nevada can result in the revocation of your driver’s license – even before you are convicted of the offense. Without your driving privileges, simple tasks such as driving to work or school, visiting the doctor’s office, running household chores, or even fulfilling your court-ordered child visitation can be more strenuous because you now have to rely on public ...
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  • Breaching the Peace in Nevada

    Whether you are being extremely loud in public or involved in a physical altercation in Nevada, you could be charged with “breaching the peace.” Also known as disturbing the peace, this offense is defined as intentionally or willfully disturbing a person, family, or neighborhood with either loud and strange noises, offensive and tumultuous conduct, threats, or fights or challenges to a fight. ...
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  • Fourth DUI in Nevada

    In Nevada, a fourth DUI is a Category B felony, which is punishable by imprisonment between two and 15 years, fines ranging from $2,000 to $5,000, and driver’s license revocation for three years. Furthermore, the judge cannot grant probation, rather than imprisonment. The reason why a fourth DUI in Nevada is a felony is a third DUI (within seven years of the first offense) is an automatic felony. ...
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  • Simple Possession vs. Possession with Intent to Sell in Nevada

    There are two main forms of drug possession charges in Nevada: simple possession and possession with intent to sell or distribute. Simply put, simple possession means knowingly carrying, holding, or knowing the location of a controlled substance, while possession with intent means unlawfully possessing a drug for sale. Although “intent to sell” could be difficult to prove because the prosecutor ...
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  • Common Mistakes Made by Police in a DUI Arrest

    If you are pulled over by the police for suspected DUI , the officers will conduct an investigation to determine if there is probable cause to make an arrest. Even if you end up arrested for and later charged with a DUI in Nevada, if law enforcement officials made any mistakes during the investigation, the case could ultimately be dismissed if the credibility of the officer and/or evidence comes ...
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  • How Road Rage Can Lead to Serious Criminal Charges in NV

    Whether another driver does something to annoy you or you are stuck in traffic, your irritation can turn into “road rage,” which is defined as aggressive and even violent driving behavior. Common examples of road rage include yelling at another driver with the window down, excessively honking the horn, and even using the car to strike another vehicle. Not only can road rage result in a serious ...
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  • Are Cannabis Concentrates Legal in Nevada?

    All marijuana -based products, such as cannabis concentrates, are legal in Nevada. Cannabis concentrates is extracted from marijuana, making it more potent than consuming a marijuana plant. Common types of marijuana concentrates include: Hashish (hash) Kief Wax Badder or budder Live resin Tinctures Adults who are 21 years of age or older may possess up to 1/8 of an ounce (or 3.5 grams) of ...
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  • Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer for a Misdemeanor?

    Because misdemeanors are not as serious of an offense compared to felonies, many people do not consider hiring a criminal defense lawyer when facing such criminal charges. However, no matter what type of charge you face, a conviction will always result in serious consequences. The following are three reasons why you need to hire an attorney for a misdemeanor: You can still spend time behind bars – ...
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  • 4 Common Crimes Committed During the Holidays

    The holiday season is generally filled with joy and cheer. However, there is a spike in certain crimes during this time of year, which causes local law enforcement officials to increase their patrols throughout residential areas, as well as areas where festive gatherings take place, such as bars and restaurants. The following are the four most common holiday crimes: DUI – Since alcohol consumption ...
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  • Nevada DUI Court

    Getting arrested for a DUI in Nevada is a stressful and traumatic experience. Unfortunately, a conviction carries serious consequences, such as driver’s license suspension, fines, and even a jail sentence. However, you may avoid jail time by participating in “DUI Court,” which is an alternative sentencing program that allows eligible drunk or drugged drivers to enter intensive rehabilitation ...
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