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Blog Posts in 2021

  • Aggravated Assault & Battery in NV

    In Nevada, assault and battery are violent crimes that are punishable by harsh criminal penalties. However, these charges can be enhanced if certain aggravating factors are evident. Aggravated Assault According to NRS 200.471, simple assault is defined as intentionally attempting to use force against someone else or placing that individual in reasonable fear of imminent injury. This type of ...
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  • What is Deferral of Judgment in Nevada?

    According to NRS 176.211, Nevada law states that defendants who plead guilty or no contest to certain crimes can get their case dismissed and their record sealed through “deferral of judgment.” This means a judge defers judgment – or elects not to convict – and you (the defendant) must complete various court-ordered conditions within a specific time period. The following are the common terms of ...
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  • Cocaine Possession in Nevada

    Cocaine is a popular recreational drug in Nevada, especially in Las Vegas and Reno where casinos, bars, and clubs are open throughout the night until the early morning hours. Coke or blow is often snorted and the short and temporary effects include intense bliss, decrease in appetite, extreme sensibility to sight, sound, and touch, as well as irritability. However, the drug is illegal in the ...
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  • Misdemeanors & Felonies in Nevada

    There are two main forms of crimes in Nevada: misdemeanors and felonies. Although felony crimes are more serious and result in harsher criminal penalties in comparison with misdemeanor offenses, getting convicted of either can lead to a permanent mark on your criminal record, which can make obtaining employment, applying for a college or university, seeking a loan, or living a normal life very ...
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  • Do I Have to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Nevada?

    If or when the police in Nevada pull you over for suspected DUI , officers will typically ask you to perform one or more field sobriety tests (FSTs) to determine if you are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed three standardized tests and police officers are provided detailed instructions on how to administer and score ...
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  • Stalking Laws in Nevada

    In Nevada, stalking is defined as performing deliberate actions to cause someone else to reasonably fear for their safety and the safety of their loved ones. A person cannot be charged with stalking for one event, but rather a pattern of actions over time in order to make another individual feel scared or terrorized. Common examples of stalking include: Following a person by foot or vehicle for a ...
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  • Getting a Restricted Driver's License After a NV DUI

    Getting arrested for DUI in Nevada can result in the revocation of your driver’s license – even before you are convicted of the offense. Without your driving privileges, simple tasks such as driving to work or school, visiting the doctor’s office, running household chores, or even fulfilling your court-ordered child visitation can be more strenuous because you now have to rely on public ...
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  • Breaching the Peace in Nevada

    Whether you are being extremely loud in public or involved in a physical altercation in Nevada, you could be charged with “breaching the peace.” Also known as disturbing the peace, this offense is defined as intentionally or willfully disturbing a person, family, or neighborhood with either loud and strange noises, offensive and tumultuous conduct, threats, or fights or challenges to a fight. ...
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  • Fourth DUI in Nevada

    In Nevada, a fourth DUI is a Category B felony, which is punishable by imprisonment between two and 15 years, fines ranging from $2,000 to $5,000, and driver’s license revocation for three years. Furthermore, the judge cannot grant probation, rather than imprisonment. The reason why a fourth DUI in Nevada is a felony is a third DUI (within seven years of the first offense) is an automatic felony. ...
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