201510.13
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What is a Preliminary Hearing?

In Nevada, there are only two ways the District Attorney in any county can file a Felony or Gross Misdemeanor in District (Trial) Court. The first method is to present witnesses and evidence to the county Grand Jury. A grand jury is a group of about 18 local citizens appointed usually for 6 month terms…

201510.11
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How Can a Casino Have You Thrown in Jail on a Marker Debt?

Only in Nevada. That’s a phrase which applies to many activities. No other State has counties with legal prostitution. No other state has a city which has more hotel rooms at one intersection (Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd) than the total number of hotel rooms in the entire City of San Francisco. And no other…

201508.27
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Why Federal White-collar Crime Prosecution Rates Are Dropping

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White-collar crimes are being prosecuted by the federal government less than they have been in the past 20 years. Changes to the Justice Department budget along with the intervention of defendant’s attorneys are two likely reasons for the decrease in prosecutions. Prosecution for Federal White-Collar Crimes Has Decreased While crimes involving the state may be…

201508.25
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Surprising Activities That Are Considered Crimes in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas law criminalizes a variety of activities that may be civil offenses in other cities and states. Knowing what these surprising criminal offenses include can help residents and visitors avoid arrest and jail time. Most Commonly Misunderstood Criminal Offenses in Las Vegas Whether you’re a local or one of Las Vegas’ 40 million visitors,…

201508.18
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DUI Laws in Nevada: What You Should Know

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If a person is accused of driving under the influence, then there is a possibility he or she could face consequences that include jail time and a suspended license. Driving Under the Influence Laws in Nevada In the state of Nevada, driving under the influence is when an individual has consumed alcohol that exceeds the legal limit…

201508.13
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The Good and Bad of Plea Bargaining

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Plea bargaining may be your best option in court, but this type of agreement can also come with serious consequences. Plea Bargaining: The Pros and Cons If you are facing serious criminal charges, you may be able to have some of these charges reduced and possibly dismissed by plea bargaining. The prosecution will need to…

201508.11
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Avoid These Mistakes When Being Arrested

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No matter what crime an individual is being arrested for, everyone should avoid these three common mistakes that could ruin their case. Three Mistakes to Avoid When Being Arrested on Criminal Charges Many people are arrested for the first time with no idea of what is going to happen in the following days. Unfortunately, these…

201508.04
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Understanding the Difference Between State and Federal Law

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The United States Constitution grants states the right to make their own laws. However, state laws cannot contradict federal law. Understanding the Relationship Between State and Federal Law The U.S. Constitution was written so that states have a level of autonomy and could govern themselves. However, there are certain matters the federal government deems so…

201507.28
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Seek Advice Before Submitting to a Police Interview

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It is easy to panic when you are called for a police interview. However, there are steps that should be taken to help ensure a positive outcome from the experience. Finding yourself on the phone with a police detective is an unnerving situation, especially when he or she calls you to come downtown for a…