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Blog Posts in 2023

  • Types of Evidence Used in Domestic Violence Allegations

    Facing a domestic violence allegation is one of the most intimidating experiences a person can face. The consequences go far beyond criminal penalties. They can include a loss of close relationships or even a strong career. To protect yourself from these life-altering punishments, you should learn as much as possible about the allegations against you. This knowledge includes preparing for court ...
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  • What Is the Legal Difference Between Burglary and Robbery?

    Legal language is very specific. It’s easy to confuse different terms and phrases, and we do so often. For instance, we often swap “assault” and “battery” even though, technically, these are different crimes. Different forms of theft are often confused as well. Someone might enter their home, see that it is has been ransacked, and shout, “We’ve been robbed!” It would actually be more accurate for ...
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  • The Importance of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney for Your Case

    When you’ve been accused of a crime, finding a good attorney should be your top priority. Considering the complexities involved in both state and federal proceedings, having an experienced professional by your side is invaluable. From gathering evidence and developing strong defense tactics to managing interactions with prosecutors, an attorney can help take every possible step to build a ...
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  • The Benefits of Expungement: A Fresh Start in Nevada

    A criminal record can significantly impact various aspects of your life, including employment opportunities, housing options, and even your relationships. However, in Nevada, individuals can expunge their criminal records, giving them a fresh start and a chance to rebuild their lives. This blog post will explore the benefits of expungement in Nevada and how it can positively impact your future. ...
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  • Credible Defenses Against Domestic Violence Allegations

    One of the most difficult experiences you can face is a false domestic violence allegation. It can lead to feelings of humiliation, confusion, and panic. Anyone in this situation must understand their legal rights, and they should study their options for a strong defense against these claims. This article outlines some effective defenses against domestic abuse allegations that you should discuss ...
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  • What Is Probable Cause?

    Legalese sounds odd to the untrained ear. Certain phrases make sense to legal professionals, but they feel weird in casual speaking and writing. It’s easy to hear words that are used frequently and still have a hard time understanding exactly what they mean. You've probably heard the term "probable cause" used in the news or legal shows, but it may be hard to pin down exactly what this phrase ...
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  • Preparing For Your First Criminal Court Appearance

    Going to court for the first time can be a frightening prospect, especially when it is for criminal allegations. Many people have no familiarity with this situation, making it all the more intimidating. If you are facing criminal charges proper planning can help you stay calm throughout the process, and it could increase your chances of success. To help you gain clarity about what lies ahead, ...
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  • What Is the Legal Difference Between Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter?

    Understanding the difference between different legal terms can be confusing, especially if you’re not a legal professional. For instance, people assume that manslaughter is any accidental killing, so they may be confused by a term like “voluntary manslaughter.” Let’s take a closer look at both forms of manslaughter to help you better understand the legal differences between them. Defining ...
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  • Unlawful Search and Seizure: Challenging Drug Possession Arrests in Nevada

    As a resident of Nevada, it is essential to be aware of your rights when it comes to unlawful search and seizure in drug possession cases . The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement officers. This means that if the police conduct an unlawful search and seizure, any evidence obtained may be deemed inadmissible ...
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  • Effective Defenses Against Battery Allegations

    Facing a battery accusation is an intimidating experience, both in the immediate moment and down the line. Luckily, there are some effective strategies and defenses you can use if you find yourself facing battery or assault charges. Here are some common defense strategies against battery accusations that you can discuss with your attorney. Self-Defense If you acted in self-defense, then you may be ...
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  • The Legal Separation Between Domestic Battery and Domestic Abuse

    If you’ve been accused of domestic abuse or battery, you must understand the difference between these two allegations. Both share many similarities, but there are important legal distinctions between the two. Such distinctions are important in the law. In this case, they could mean the difference between freedom and jail time. Here is a broad overview of domestic abuse and domestic battery, along ...
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  • Explaining Nevada's Auto Theft Laws

    Nevada defines auto theft as the intentional taking of another’s vehicle without their permission. Anyone who knowingly purchases or possesses a stolen vehicle can also be charged with this crime. Even if the intention was to only borrow the car for a short amount of time, the state can charge you with an auto theft crime. Nevada's law defines auto theft as a crime against the vehicle’s owner, not ...
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  • Can You Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Nevada?

    If an officer stops you and believes that you have been drinking, they will likely ask you to submit to a breathalyzer test. A breathalyzer is a small device that tests someone’s breath, estimating blood alcohol content (BAC). It may appear as though you can simply refuse to take the test, and everything will be fine. Many states , however, have implemented “implied consent” laws that essentially ...
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  • What Constitutes Intent in a Nevada Theft Case?

    Intent, or doing something willfully, is a big part of any criminal case. The legal, Latin term for intent is "mens rea." When you understand how important intent is in a criminal case, you can develop strong defense strategies. Proving that you did not mean to commit a crime could be the difference between freedom and a long-term prison sentence. In this blog, we will broadly explore the idea of ...
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  • How to Avoid a DUI: Tips for Staying Safe on the Road

    Getting accused of driving while intoxicated can have a tremendous impact on your life. Not only can it affect your freedom, as you could serve jail time and lose driving privileges, but it can also affect your personal life. Due to the stigma around DUI allegations, you could lose friendships or even your job. Breathalyzers and other DUI tests are not always accurate. You could be well within the ...
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