If Someone Commits a Crime With My Gun, Am I Liable?

You have just discovered that someone used your gun while committing a crime. Your worries now center on one thing only: How deep is my involvement, and can law enforcement punish me for this? The answer hinges largely on several factors that include the identity of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Discovery Process in a Criminal Defense Case

In the United States, all criminal defendants have the constitutional right not only to face their accusers at trial but also to obtain from them beforehand any information that happens to pertain to the criminal case. Although the specifics will vary from one state...
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