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Blog Posts in 2020

  • 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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  • What is Pre-Prosecution Diversion?

    A misdemeanor conviction in Nevada is punishable by harsh criminal penalties, including fines and even a jail sentence. If seeking a not-guilty verdict appears to be unattainable, it is still possible to avoid conviction by entering “pre-prosecution diversion.” Pre-prosecution diversion enables eligible defendants to complete several conditions (e.g., rehabilitation, educational courses, etc.) in ...
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  • A Fatal DUI Will Not Result in a Murder Charge in NV

    On September 15, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that drunk drivers who cause fatal accidents will no longer be charged with second-degree murder. The most serious charge a DUI motorist can face is felony DUI causing death. DUI causing injury or death in Nevada is a category B felony, which carries a prison sentence between two and 20 years, a fine of up to $5,000, and driver’s license ...
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  • 4 Common Reasons to Suppress Evidence

    Just because you have been arrested for an alleged crime does not mean you are guilty. You may be able to avoid conviction by omitting certain evidence from trial by filing a motion to suppress evidence – with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. The suppression of the right evidence – or all the evidence – can result in either the judge dismissing your case before trial or the ...
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  • Nevada Theft Laws & Porch Pirates

    Online shopping has significantly grown in popularity over the last few years, especially during the holidays and now during a pandemic. However, there is a new type of thief – known as the “porch pirate” – who unlawfully capitalizes on this recent trend. In the past few years, several states have passed laws that specifically address this type of mail theft . In Texas, for example, stealing mail ...
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  • Can I Get a DUI While Riding a Bike in Nevada?

    In order to avoid getting a DUI , many Nevada residents elect to ride their bicycles rather than drive their vehicles. However, can you still get a DUI for riding a bike? The answer is a resounding “no.” Nevada DUI laws only apply to vehicles and motorcycles, not to bikes or even electric bicycles and e-scooters. Keep in mind, intoxicated bicyclists can still face other types of criminal charges. ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Reasonable Suspicion & Probable Cause?

    There are two main legal concepts that the police apply in a criminal investigation to determine whether to detain someone, search and seize evidence, or arrest someone: reasonable suspicion and probable cause. While these concepts are used interchangeable, different circumstances must be met in order to establish each one. Reasonable Suspicion Law enforcement officials must first establish ...
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  • 4 Drug Possession Defenses

    One of the most common crimes committed in Reno and throughout Nevada is drug possession . A conviction for drug possession can result in serious criminal penalties, no matter the amount a person allegedly has in their possession. If you or a loved one has been arrested for drug possession, with the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, there may be several legal defenses available that ...
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  • Decrease in Crimes in Reno During COVID-19 Outbreak

    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. In order to curb the spread of the coronavirus throughout Nevada, Governor Steve Sisolak issued a statewide stay-at-home order on April 1, requiring residents to stay at home and nonessential businesses to close until further notice. Since many businesses are closed and people are not out as much, the ...
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