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New Nevada Laws in 2020

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New Nevada Laws in 2020


Along with a new year and a new decade in Nevada, many new laws took effect on January 1, 2020. Some of these new laws made additions and changes to the state’s criminal justice system.

The following are several new Nevada criminal laws in 2020:

  • Guns – Under AB 291, family members may ask the court to keep guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves or others. The new legislation also enforces safe storage to prevent leaving guns in the presence of children.

  • Marijuana – Under AB 132, employers cannot deny a person from a job after testing positive for cannabis during the hiring process. However, the new law doesn’t include firefighters, EMT’s, federal government jobs, and people who drive a vehicle for a living.

  • Reckless driving – Under AB 403, a person can be charged with reckless driving or vehicular manslaughter if the offense occurred in a parking lot, garage, or road in an apartment complex or gate community.

  • Trick driving – Under AB 201, people who participate in trick driving can face a maximum fine of $1,000, up to 100 hours of community service, driver’s license suspension for up to two years, and vehicle impoundment for up to 30 days.

  • Arrests involving immigrants – Under AB 376, police officers must disclose the reason for their questions before asking someone under arrest about their immigration status.

If you have been arrested in Reno or Washoe County, let the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover help you avoid harsh criminal penalties. Attorney Ken Stover has over 20 years of experience, including time spent as a prosecutor, and has represented clients in more than 70 courts throughout Nevada.

Contact us today at (775) 502-1575 and schedule a free consultation to learn how we can help.

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