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Blog Posts in 2018

  • Hire a Former Prosecutor as Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

    If you are facing serious criminal charges and you are in the process of seeking legal representation for your case, you want a criminal defense attorney with the experience and credentials to obtain the best results possible. Which is why having a former prosecutor as your lawyer has many advantages. A prosecutor is an attorney who determines what charges to file against a defendant and then ...
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  • Is It Illegal to Sleep in Your Car in Nevada?

    When a person is too drunk to drive, one of the most common alternatives to intoxicated driving is sleeping in the car. Unfortunately, depending on the circumstances, a sleeping individual can still get a DUI in Nevada. A person can be convicted of DUI for sleeping in a motor vehicle in Nevada if the following two conditions are true: The individual is drunk or high, or has an illegal amount of ...
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  • Can I Get a NV DUI While Under the Influence of Cannabis?

    While recreational use of cannabis is considered legal for adults 21 years of age or older living or visiting Nevada, driving under the influence ( DUI ) of marijuana is still treated as a criminal offense that is subject to the same penalties as DUI of alcohol. According to state DUI laws, a person is deemed under the influence of cannabis if one of the following is true: The substance has ...
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  • How Accurate are DUI Chemical Tests?

    When you’re arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are required to submit to a chemical test to determine your intoxication level. Naturally, as someone who is expecting a fair trial, you would expect the evidence obtained this way to have integrity and be free from defects or outside factors that could influence the results against you. This brings up a ...
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  • Can I Be Charged With Assault if I Didn't Mean to Hurt Someone?

    Causing physical harm to someone or causing them to feel threatened that they are about to experience physical harm make up the Nevada crimes of battery and assault, respectively. When someone finds themselves arrested for assault after a drunken night on the town or a disagreement that go out of hand, one of the first questions we often receive as a Reno criminal defense firm is “I never meant to ...
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  • Arrested for Homicide - What if I Acted in Self-Defense?

    In typical homicide cases, the court must prove that your intentional actions directly caused the death of another human being. In certain cases, however, self-defense serves as a viable defense to homicide. Below, we discuss the details surrounding homicide and self-defense, as well as when the defense is applicable in court. How Nevada Defines Homicide Similar to other states across the country, ...
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  • Top 5 Apps to Get You Home Safely After Drinking

    We’ve created a list of 5 apps to help get you home safe after a night on the town. Read on to find the best one for you! 1.ENDUI Created by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration in 2014, ENDUI allows you to track the number of drinks and the amount of alcohol you have consumed. Additionally, you can input information about your body type, and the app will calculate a blood alcohol ...
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  • What Are My Firearm Rights in Nevada?

    Nevada currently has some of the most relaxed gun laws in the United States. According to the Nevada State Constitution, “Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes.” This supports the 2 nd amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the ...
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  • What Is the Difference Between Robbery and Burglary?

    The language concerning theft crimes is often confusing and, therefore, misunderstood. What exactly is robbery, what is burglary, and how do the two crimes differ? We’ve developed your need-to-know guide to better understand these charges. Robbery Charges In the state of Nevada, robbery is defined as taking personal property through the threat or act of force/violence. This can include the use of ...
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  • Ignition Interlock Device 101: You Asked, We Answered

    If you’ve been convicted of a DUI, the court may mandate that an ignition interlock device be installed in your vehicle. So what is an ignition interlock device, and how will it affect your lifestyle? We developed your 101 guide. If you’ve been charged with a DUI, don’t panic. Call our award-winning Reno DUI lawyer today: (775) 502-1575 . What is an ignition interlock device? An ignition interlock ...
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  • Drug Trafficking vs. Distribution: Understanding Your Charges

    The language used to discuss drug crime charges can be confusing, and is often misunderstood. In order to build a proper defense, it is important to know exactly what your charges mean. Drug trafficking and drug distribution differ by a few key factors. If you’ve been charged with trafficking or distribution, contact a Reno drug crime attorney at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover. Our ...
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  • Why is Involuntary Manslaughter a Crime?

    The legal term for the killing of another person is “ homicide ;” However, not every homicide leads to the same criminal charges against the defendant. Manslaughter is a legal term which refers to the killing of another individual without malice, forethought, reckless abandon for life, or implied intent. In many situations, this type of killing is accidental, though it is caused by the defendant’s ...
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  • About Nevada's Zero Tolerance Law

    In order to reduce the number of underage motorists involved in alcohol-related crashes in Nevada, the state has passed “zero tolerance” laws that make it illegal for an underage driver to operate a vehicle after consuming even small amounts of alcohol. This zero tolerance law derives from a federal Zero Tolerance Bill, which was enacted to discourage intoxicated driving among minors. In Nevada, ...
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  • How to Fight False Allegations of Domestic Abuse

    Domestic violence is unlike any other criminal offense. While most accusations require evidence to press charges, domestic violence can be charged with nothing more than the word of someone who claims they’re a victim. This means you don’t necessarily need specific or demonstrable evidence in order for accusations to be taken seriously, and this leads to an immense amount of false allegations ...
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  • Theft Crimes FAQ

    Have you been accused of a theft crime ? If so, you probably have a number of questions about your charges, your rights, and what you can do to give yourself the best possible chance at fighting back. Reno criminal defense attorneys often receive a number of these questions, some of them more often than others. To help you better-understand what lies ahead, let’s take a closer look at some of the ...
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