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  • Can You Face Assault Charges for Aiming an Unloaded Gun at Someone?

    Wielding a gun at someone could result in a charge of aiming a firearm at another human, but whether you will be charged with assault depends on your intent. Definition of Assault Under Nevada law, assault is defined as the attempt to use force against another person or intentionally acting in a way that makes the person fear they are at risk of immediate bodily injury. The victim does not need to ...
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  • Is Aiding and Abetting the Same as Being an Accessory to a Crime?

    The commission of some crimes might be carried out by multiple people, who may have varying degrees of involvement: planning the act, directly committing the offense, or supporting the perpetrator in some way after the act has been committed. Because of this, Nevada law distinguishes between two types of parties in the commission of a crime: Principals Accessories Based on the state’s legal ...
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  • 4 Visual Cues Police Use to Detect Drunk Drivers

    When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was created in the late 1960s, the agency conducted extensive research to provide police officers with scientific and useful information to help them detect drunk drivers on the road. The following are the four main categories of driving behaviors that typically mean a person is drunk driving: Difficulties maintaining proper lane ...
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  • Arrested for Indecent Exposure in Nevada?

    Nevada law defines indecent exposure as showing your own or someone else’s private parts in a public or private area. Men are often charged with this crime for urinating in public, while women are typically charged for exposing their breasts (only when they’re not feeding a child). However, people engaged in sexual activity in public can also be charged with indecent exposure. A first offense is ...
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  • Can I Be Charged with Kidnapping My Own Child?

    When it comes to our children, we are all intuitively possessive. Law and reason don’t always register when it comes to parental instincts. We feel responsible for them and many of us cannot accept having to answer to someone else regarding our role in their lives. For example, in cases of domestic violence or a contentious divorce, you may feel the need to protect your children by removing them ...
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  • Preparing For Your First Criminal Court Appearance

    Whether we like to admit it or not, appearances matter. You can never make a first impression twice, especially in front of a judge or jury who will determine if you are guilty or innocent. No one enjoys or is fully comfortable with attending their first criminal court appearance, as it can be incredibly nerve-wracking and stressful not knowing what to expect. Preparation is key in alleviating ...
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  • Can You Be Charged with a DUI if the Arresting Officer Failed to Issue a Sobriety Test?

    The stereotypical image of a DUI arrest almost always involves the driver taking a sobriety test and blowing into a breathalyzer. In the state of Nevada, the refusal to submit to a sobriety test can lead to harsher legal consequences, including license revocation . Police can even draw blood to test for sobriety without consent, if they have a warrant. But what are the legal ramifications if the ...
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  • Nevada Marijuana Law: What’s Legal, and What Isn’t?

    Recreational marijuana use was legalized in the state of Nevada in 2017. This decision regulated the sale of cannabis products in Nevada, allowing licensed dispensaries to sell such products (with much of the revenue contributing to state expenses) and consumers to use marijuana without penalty. The legalization of recreational marijuana gives consumers the authorization to use cannabis, free of ...
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  • Is Prostitution Legal in Nevada?

    Many visitors flock to Las Vegas, Reno, and other cities throughout Nevada to not only enjoy gambling, but also participate in the nightlife--including paying for sexual favors. Although Nevada is the only state in the country where prostitution is legal, it is only permitted in certain areas. Counties with a population of no larger than 700,000 people can operate a few brothels or so, depending ...
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  • Arrested on Vacation in Nevada?

    From enjoying the nightlife in Las Vegas to gambling in Reno or vacationing in Lake Tahoe, Nevada has plenty of fun activities to offer its visitors. Unfortunately, some tourists end up being arrested for criminal offenses, which means there is a significant possibility of having to travel back and forth from their home state or country back to Nevada. If you are a visitor in Reno or Nevada in ...
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  • Social Media & Your Criminal Case

    How Your Posts Can Haunt You Despite what we all hope, privacy settings are not always private. Many of the social media sites, including Facebook and Instagram, cooperate with law enforcement when it comes to a criminal case. Additionally, even if you “delete” a post, it remains in the ether of the internet, waiting to be retrieved when the time is right. Once you share a post or photo, it is ...
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  • Domestic Violence & Your Firearm Rights

    Domestic Violence Charges Can Affect Your Gun Rights Domestic violence charges not only tarnish your reputation and result in possible jail time, they also can permanently revoke your rights to own firearms . A large number or violent charges that result in a guilty plea or conviction can mean permanent loss of gun rights. In addition, your concealed carry permit can be revoked with just a ...
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  • 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid After a DUI Arrest

    Getting arrested for a DUI is a scary, frustrating, and confusing situation, especially if it is your first offense. Many people who get charged with drunk driving are not familiar with the criminal justice system, which leaves them vulnerable to legal pitfalls which may jeopardize their case. The following are the most common mistakes people make after getting arrested for a DUI: Fail to take ...
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  • Why Nevada DUI Representation Is Always Beneficial

    Driving while under the influence (DUI) charges are serious, and successful DUI convictions can lead to years of penalties for the convicted. Unfortunately, many people plead guilty to DUI charges without contemplating the consequences and thinking through their options. Hiring experienced DUI representation is always beneficial to a case, and here are the reasons why. Defensive Investigations Can ...
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  • Police Accountability & DUI Arrests

    Police officers have authority over American citizens, but this authority comes with tremendous responsibility; officers must adhere to strict policies and statutes while in the line of duty. If an officer breaches a policy while performing their job, it calls into question their integrity and character as a cop. Therefore, the police must follow the rules of the arrest process, and a DUI arrest ...
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