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    Do arrests show up on employment background checks in Nevada?

    Most employers in Nevada conduct background checks on applicants to ensure they are hiring qualified and trustworthy employees. If you’ve been arrested or convicted of a crime, you may be concerned about what your prospective employer is looking for and what they may find. While employment background checks are legal in Nevada, some laws limit what information employers obtain and […]

    Can you get charged with DUI days later?

    When you get behind the wheel after having a few cocktails, you’re taking a chance with your safety and the safety of others, as well as risking the possibility of being pulled over by police. If you’ve been drinking and manage to make it home or another destination without incidence, are you safe from being charged with a DUI? Or, […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Date Rape – How to Protect Yourself

    Under Nevada law, NRS 200.366, an individual “who subjects another person to sexual penetration…against the will of the victim or under conditions in which the perpetrator knows or should know that the victim is mentally or physically incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of his or her conduct, is guilty of sexual assault.” What is date rape? Date rape […]