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Blog Posts in 2019

  • 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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