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    How Long Does A Restraining Order Last

    The length a restraining order stays on your record depends on what order you received. There are various types of restraining orders and each one has its own policies. If you received a temporary restraining order, it will appear to law enforcement officials for 14 days, or until your court hearing. If the restraining order is denied at the hearing, […]

    Robbery vs Burglary

    If you take something from someone unlawfully, you are asking for criminal charges to be brought against you. That being said, there are hundreds of scenarios that can lead to criminal charges being brought against you for theft, burglary, or robbery. While all three of these seem similar, in reality, they have a few significant differences that can change the […]

    Accessory To A Crime

    It’s important to understand that you don’t have to commit a crime directly (acting as the “principal”) to still be charged as an accessory to the crime. To form a definition of an accessory to a crime, it is also important to define related terms:  Aiding: Assisting an individual to commit a crime. Abetting: Encouraging another to commit a crime. […]

    Resisting Arrest Charges

    Resisting arrest is the attempt to defy, or make difficult, a law enforcement officer’s attempt to perform a lawful arrest.  It can be a complicated concept that exists on a spectrum ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the severity of the resistance and whether or not there is an attempt to do harm to an officer.    […]

    What Happens if You Get an Open Container Ticket?

    Open container laws apply to two different situations: walking down the street and driving in a vehicle. These laws are in place to discourage public intoxication and driving while under the influence. Find out how to avoid breaking the law and what happens if you get an open container ticket.   Las Vegas Open Container Law First, let’s define what […]

    What Does Acquitted Mean?

    Although an acquittal is generally used to mean that the defendant is not guilty, there is a difference between being acquitted and being not guilty. If you find yourself charged with a crime, you may be wondering, “What does being acquitted mean and how is it different than not guilty?” An acquittal is when the prosecutor can’t prove beyond a […]

    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 […]

    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 […]