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    Understanding Nevada Crosswalk Safety

    Nevada crosswalk safety is of the utmost importance for both pedestrians and drivers, which is why the state has implemented numerous laws regarding crosswalks, sidewalks and other areas where pedestrians may be present and share the road with vehicles. Whether you have struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk or you were a pedestrian hit by a vehicle, understanding these laws […]

    What Constitutes a Bad Check?

    Bad checks, also known as non-sufficient fund (NSF) checks, rubber checks, and even bogus checks can be a serious problem for individuals that knowingly pass them. There are not only criminal penalties associated with writing these, but bad checks can lead to civil penalties as well. While it can be difficult for the prosecution to prove that you knowingly passed […]

    What is the Chain of Custody?

    In a Las Vegas criminal case, you may hear the phrase “chain of custody” used to describe evidence. The Las Vegas chain of custody refers to the foundation that the prosecution needs in order to establish that certain types of evidence can be admitted at trial. These key pieces of evidence are relevant to the facts of the case and […]

    What Happens if You Serve Alcohol to Minors in Nevada?

    With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, soon there will be holiday parties with family and friends across the state – and minors are most likely to attend. As the host, you may want to give the party of the century, but before you think about giving a few innocent drinks to minors at your parties, you should […]

    Federal Court vs. State Court: What is the Difference?

    The U.S. Constitution is what established a federal court system that is shared between the federal government and state governments. Each state has its own federal and state court system, with distinct differences between them. It is important that you understand these differences, especially if you are facing a federal crime versus a state crime. Jurisdiction of Federal and State […]

    Assault and Battery: Is Assault a Felony?

    There is plenty of confusion when it comes to understanding the differences and definitions between assault and battery – often because the two charges can be used together in the same sentence.  Assault has differing titles and can mean different things depending on where the crime was committed. In some states, assault can mean intentionally making an individual fear that […]

    Tips for Dealing with Police During Traffic Stops

    There are cases every day where simple traffic stops turn into violent acts, injured parties, or worse yet, charges for more serious crimes. Regardless of why you are being stopped by Nevada police or highway patrol, it is important that you understand your rights and act accordingly. While officers have a duty to protect the public, it is easy for […]

    Your Rights While in Custody

    Even if you are arrested and in custody, you still have rights. It does not matter if you are awaiting conviction or even waiting for a bond hearing, your constitutional rights do not cease the moment you are arrested. One right you may not have is the right to privacy and law enforcement can legally search you and your cell […]

    Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in Nevada

    There is no doubt about the devastation family members will face when they lose a loved one. If the loss was due to medical malpractice or someone’s negligence, it can add a significant amount of grief and confusion to their loss. Nevada has its own set of laws (as do most states) regarding wrongful deaths and how families can seek […]

    Increase in Traffic Deaths Nationwide is Cause for Concern

    Traffic fatalities happen every day in the United States, although most drivers do not think about it. However, the recent number of fatalities in the nation has increased – and is definitely cause for concern. According to recent data released by the nonprofit National Safety Council (NSC), 2015 could be the deadliest year for drivers since 2007. What the Numbers […]