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    Can you get arrested for marijuana possession in Las Vegas?

    Laws regarding marijuana, both medicinal and recreational, vary from state to state. It’s important to know and understand the laws in Las Vegas before visiting or settling into a new home so that you can make informed decisions about marijuana use. Even when marijuana is legal, there are often stipulations imposed on its use. Can You Be Arrested for Marijuana […]

    How to recognize domestic violence

    Domestic abuse happens in many forms and is often difficult to recognize, especially when the parties involved are usually both trying to hide it. Nevada defines domestic battery as any type of battery in the form of force or violence that occurs within a domestic relationship. When referring to domestic abuse, many tend to focus on domestic violence. Indeed, there […]

    What Is a Gross Misdemeanor?

    In Nevada, the definition of a gross misdemeanor is a crime that is more severe than a misdemeanor but less severe than a felony. Nevada law states that: A felony is every crime that is punishable by death or imprisonment in state prison. A misdemeanor is every crime that is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or by […]

    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 […]

    Drunk Driving in Las Vegas

    Driving under the influence in Las Vegas is a serious offense with serious consequences. Any amount of alcohol use impairs judgement, delays reaction time, and affects vision. In 2013 alone, 14,445 people were arrested for alcohol-related driving offenses in Nevada. The same year, 10,076 deaths and 290,000 injuries were caused by drunk driving accidents across the country. Las Vegas lawmakers […]

    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 […]