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  • What Is Voluntary Manslaughter?

    In our last blog , we discussed involuntary manslaughter, defining the term and offering defenses against the crime. We also discussed how easy it is to get confused by the very idea of manslaughter. The crime is much more than simply killing someone by accident. It involves willful, negligent behavior that results in someone’s death The legal words that differentiate the different types of ...
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  • What Is Involuntary Manslaughter?

    Many people misunderstand the crime of manslaughter. It’s often confused with “killing someone by accident.” Imagine a factory worker who accidentally loses their grip on a machine part, that part flies across the factory, hitting and killing a coworker. The terms used for the crime can also be misleading. When you hear the phrase “involuntary manslaughter,” you may picture a scenario like the one ...
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  • How to Act When Pulled Over for a DUI

    Being pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence can be an anxiety-inducing experience. Remaining calm and following the steps outlined in this article can help. Thinking Ahead & Acting Accordingly When someone is pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, their behavior during the traffic spot can influence the outcome of the investigation. Following these steps can ...
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  • Can My Criminal Record Be Expunged in Nevada?

    A criminal record can follow someone throughout their life, making it more difficult to obtain employment, housing, and government benefits. In some states, people can have their criminal record expunged, meaning the record will be erased and will no longer be accessible to the general public. Expungement can be life-changing for people with certain convictions. However, not all states offer ...
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  • Manslaughter Vs. Homicide in Nevada

    Being accused of killing another person is extremely serious, if not the most serious crime someone can be charged with. A conviction for such a crime is life-altering and can result in significant prison sentences and fines. The state of Nevada has charges for both manslaughter and homicide. These charges differ and are applied to killings based on the severity and specific circumstances. What ...
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  • Can Drug Charges Result in a Felony in Nevada?

    Being arrested for possession of drugs can lead to uncertainty and worry because of how complicated the laws regarding drugs are. There are many factors that law enforcement will consider when deciding what to charge someone with, such as what type of drug they had, how much of it they possessed, and where it was found. Possessing controlled substances can lead to a felony charge. Felony ...
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  • Self-Defense Versus Assault

    The legal system is complicated and varied when it comes to acts of violence against another person, and reasonably so. Crimes of this nature are categorized in different ways, such as assault and battery, and the consequences are relative to the nature of the crime. However, there are situations in which people must behave in a violent nature against another person for their own protection. How ...
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  • Can Theft Result in Felony Charges in Nevada?

    Theft is one of the most frequently committed crimes and has a wide range of consequences for someone who is convicted. Considering that almost anything can be stolen, there are various classifications for theft crimes in the legal system. The charges a person will receive depend entirely on the nature of the specific theft they are being accused of. Someone can receive felony charges in certain ...
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  • Getting a Revoked License Back After a DUI in Nevada

    In the United States, driving is a privilege, and each state has the ability to revoke that privilege if they feel a driver has acted irresponsibly. Licenses are issued based on certain requirements and with certain rules in place. Failing to meet those requirements or breaking the rules can lead to losing a license. Penalties are especially strict for drivers who lose their privileges due to a ...
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  • Fighting a Battery Charge in Nevada

    Being accused of battery can be devastating. The consequences of a conviction are life-altering, and there is a lot of shame that comes with the accusation alone. Aside from the legal ramifications of a battery charge, there can be social consequences, and many people find themselves unable to return to normalcy for a long time. This is especially the case when someone is convicted, which is why ...
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  • What Does It Mean When Someone's on Probation?

    When someone is on probation, that means they have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a crime but are given an alternative to incarceration. In other words, instead of serving their sentence in jail or prison, they are allowed to remain out of custody. Still, they are under supervision and must comply with several terms and conditions during the probationary period. Typically, when a court ...
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  • When Domestic Battery Becomes a Felony in Nevada

    Typically, a first or second domestic battery offense in Nevada is a misdemeanor. However, the law enumerates five different instances when the crime can be a felony. Elevated charges may arise when a person is accused of a subsequent violation and/or aggravating factors were present at the time of the offense. Because felonies are considered more serious than misdemeanors, anyone charged with ...
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  • Additional Penalties for Certain Nevada Drug Crimes

    Nevada drug crimes carry serious penalties, including years of imprisonment and/or thousands of dollars in fines. And in some cases, the judge has the authority to impose even harsher penalties when certain conditions apply. Nevada law provides for various circumstances in which additional terms of imprisonment may be imposed. These enhanced penalties statutes do not create separate offenses. ...
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  • What You Should Know About Nevada's Criminal Justice Process

    If you or a loved one were arrested in Nevada, this might be your first brush with the law, and you might not know what to expect through the criminal justice process. Facing these unknowns can make an already frightening experience even scarier. At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover, we are here to make bad situations better for the people we serve. As such, our team has put together a brief ...
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  • DUI with a Child Passenger in Nevada

    If you have been arrested for a DUI , having a child under 15 years old as a passenger in the vehicle at the time of your arrest is considered an aggravating factor . Although a first-time DUI conviction generally leads to a suspended sentence, a DUI with a minor passenger will often result in a jail sentence. In addition, you can also be charged with child endangerment, which is a separate ...
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