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    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 […]

    Understanding Community Property Laws in Nevada

    Divorce can be confusing and complicated. When a couple has shared a life for years, splitting up the property they have acquired can be a complex process. This is made more complicated by the fact that not every state treats family law matters the same, or divides property in the same ways. Nevada is in the minority nationwide because it […]

    Understanding Immigration Laws

    Immigration law is one of the most complicated areas of law in the United States. Applying for a is a complicated processes, as is fighting deportation or removal. Trying to navigate the system can be extremely frustrating. Here is a list of some of the main types of immigration in the United States Family-Based Immigration One common type of immigration […]

    How an Immigration Lawyer Can Help with Citizenship

    If you are ready to apply for citizenship, it may be beneficial for you to obtain legal representation during the process. Applying for citizenship is an exciting time, but it can also be complicated and frustrating. An experienced immigration attorney can help answer any questions you have and guide you through the application process. Application An initial issue is determining […]