201803.28
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Improperly Imprisoned at a Casino

Las Vegas is considered an adult theme park. Whether it is live shows, gambling or unusual museums, there is something for everyone in this town. It is truly a place to escape from the doldrums of everyday life. However, one wrong move in a casino can result in a nightmare. Nevada law gives casinos more…

201803.28
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Las Vegas Age of Consent Laws

The news about Roy Moore and his attraction to teenage girls encourages new discussions about the age of consent and statutory rape. Even though he was never convicted, there is strong public opinion that he should have faced criminal charges for his actions, even though they occurred 40 years ago. This is definitely the wrong…

201709.13
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Federal Sentencing Guidelines Issues

The federal sentencing guidelines intend to alleviate sentencing disparities. In reality, they are often misused to pass extreme sentences on individuals whose crimes may not justify a long prison term. While they are technically “guidelines” some judges treat them as hard and fast rules and that can work against you, especially with drug offenses. Fortunately,…

201510.15
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The Importance of Remaining Silent

It’s human nature to want to defend yourself. Most people can’t resist trying to explain their conduct to police when confronted with questioning. The urge to confess or the need to talk your way out of trouble is irresistible. The police know this and take advantage of it every day. What a person does when they…

201311.04
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Non-Nevada Resident Bench Warrants

If you have been arrested in the Las Vegas area you will face several legal obligations related to your arrest. If you fail to appear in court on your scheduled return data, you will have a bench warrant issued for your arrest. Sometimes bench warrants are referred to as a “capias” in certain jurisdictions. Bench…

201304.02
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Could Facebook Land You in Criminal Court?

The rise of social media websites such as Facebook has made keeping in touch and letting people know what’s happening in your life easier than ever. However, posting this information could have some unintended consequences; incriminating information posted to social media is legally admissible in court. Police are increasingly turning to social media to find incriminating…

201105.30
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A Realistic Way to Reduce A Sentence RDAP

The Federal Bureau of Prison’s popular Residential Drug Abuse Program has become one of only two realistic ways through which an inmate can reduce a sentence—the other being a Rule 35 motion. It is a successful program. The TRIAD Drug Treatment Evaluation Project found that RDAP participants are significantly less likely to recidivate, relapse to…