Stop and Frisk in Las Vegas

Stop and Frisk in Las Vegas

Of the numerous and varied actions that law enforcement has been known to take against the ordinary citizen, few have a greater talent for eliciting outrage that the ever-popular stop and frisk. The temporary detention and subsequent pat-down are bad enough on their...

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Can I Withdraw My Guilty Plea?

Can I Withdraw My Guilty Plea?

Why would anyone plead guilty to a crime that they did not commit? It may seem counterintuitive, but surprisingly enough, people do this every day. In many cases, the confession comes as part of a plea bargain made with a lawyer's advice in the hopes of receiving a...

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Nevada’s Felony Categories

Nevada’s Felony Categories

The state of Nevada puts criminal offenses into three different classes: misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and felonies. The felonies, of course, are the most serious, and following your release, the aftermath of a conviction for one of these crimes can follow you into...

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Romeo and Juliet Law

Romeo and Juliet Law

Although the state of Nevada boasts several statutes related to illegal sexual behavior, the so-called Romeo and Juliet law is not among them. While the specifics of this law vary from state to state, most mean to characterize cases of illegal sexual conduct involving...

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Casino Markers and What You Need to Know

Casino Markers and What You Need to Know

Most people would rather not carry large amounts of cash, particularly if they're heading into a Las Vegas casino. If you're a big gambler, though, what can you do instead? Rest assured that the casinos want as much of your business as they can get. That's why they...

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What Is Justifiable Homicide?

What Is Justifiable Homicide?

Are you being charged with murder? It may have been justifiable homicide (NRS 200.120). Read on to get a good understanding of what that means. In the eyes of many, the commission of homicide for any reason is an unforgivable act. These people will hold that anyone...

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How Is Car Accident Fault Determined?

How Is Car Accident Fault Determined?

At the current time, 12 of the 50 United States offer some form of no-fault auto insurance. Unfortunately for Las Vegas residents, Nevada is not one of them. Instead, it joins the rest of the pack in subscribing to the so-called fault system of assigning liability for...

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Pleading No Contest – What Does it Mean?

Pleading No Contest – What Does it Mean?

You know they've got something on you. In fact, you feel certain that in this case, the word "guilty" appears in big red letters right across your forehead. Now, the judge is asking how you plead. What are you going to say? Contrary to what you may have seen on TV,...

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How to Represent Yourself in Court

How to Represent Yourself in Court

You say you’ve been hit with criminal charges and want to defend yourself? If so, you’re not alone. Many people seriously consider taking this path. The Sixth Amendment gives all defendants the right to avail themselves of legal counsel, and that includes the...

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