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    Truck Drivers and Drug Use

    Illegal drug use is one of the leading causes of truck accidents. Drug abuse is often rooted in truckers’ extended hours on the road. When you factor in the high level of isolation, the temptation to numb the boredom and loneliness can be very powerful. The National Transportation Safety Board has spent over twenty-five years investigating drug issues in the […]

    Defective Products and “Failure to Warn”

    If you have suffered an injury as a result of an inadequate product warning label, you may want to learn about “failure to warn” laws. There are different types of product liability, and the one that applies to you will depend on the nature of your injury, the type of product, and the form of negligence. One example of product […]

    Las Vegas Has “Zero Tolerance” for Distracted Driving

    Distracted driving is responsible for more vehicle crashes than drunk driving. With the ability to text, call, or email at any moment, it has become increasingly difficult for drivers to focus on one thing at a time. However, safe driving requires just that: consistent focus and attention. Any activity that shifts a driver’s attention from the road creates a “distracted driving” […]

    What is a Refusal Hearing?

    If you are stopped by the police and are suspected of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), the police officer may request that you take a chemical test. This test is usually a breathalyzer, but in some cases officers may request a blood or urine test depending on what substance they believe you have been using. […]

    What Are the Consequences of Resisting Arrest in Nevada?

    Resisting an arrest is when you physically interfere with a police officer’s attempt to arrest you lawfully. In Nevada, resisting arrest is a very serious crime and could result in equally serious penalties. Under Nevada Law (NRS 199.280) it is a crime to resist arrest, and you could face misdemeanor charges for doing so. However, if you have a firearm […]

    What are Nevada’s Gun Laws?

    Nevada has more relaxed gun laws than other states; but if you are arrested for attempting to commit a crime with a gun, you could still face extreme penalties. Crimes involving the possession of a weapon (even if it was only an attempted crime), come with enhanced mandatory minimum sentences and fines. How Nevada Views Firearms In the state, a […]

    Understanding Nevada Felony Classes and Sentences

    A felony is a very serious crime that is punishable by one or more years in prison. Nevada has organized their felony convictions into categories – ranging from Category A to E. Category A is considered the most serious, while Category E is the least. The Categories of Felonies The categories, also referred to as the classes, are what are […]

    Is Public Drunkenness Illegal in Nevada?

    Public drunkenness, also referred to as public intoxication, is not a crime in Nevada. But, do not let that fool you into thinking that you can blatantly act drunk in public. The further from the strip in Las Vegas you get, the less tolerance there is for public intoxication, and you could still face unpleasant consequences for engaging in this […]

    How Are Multiple DUI Offenses Handled in Nevada?

    In Nevada, there is a casino or bar on just about every corner ready to serve you up a drink. But, if you dare get behind the wheel when your blood alcohol level is 0.08 percent or higher (0.02 percent for those 21 and younger), you could find yourself facing a DUI. First offenders face harsh enough penalties, but if […]

    Can a Convicted Felon Possess a Gun in Nevada?

    In short, convicted felons are not allowed to own or even be in possession of a firearm in the United States. That includes the state of Nevada. While felons can have their rights restored through a judicial process, it is federal and state law that felons are not allowed to own, have on their person, or operate any form of […]