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Illegal Search and Seizure

Illegal Search and Seizure Can police search my car on a traffic stop? We’ve discussed searches and seizures previously, however,..read more

Police Interrogations in Las Vegas

Police Interrogations in Las Vegas Much has been made recently of whether law enforcement is required to tell you the..read more

How to Stop a Stalker

How to Stop a Stalker How to Stop a Stalker We represent those who are charged with stalking crimes. The..read more

Drug Enforcement Agency Controlled Substance Classifications

Drug Enforcement Agency Controlled Substance Classifications Drug Enforcement Agency Controlled Substance Classifications The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), established in..read more

Will sleeping in your car help you avoid a DUI charge?

Will sleeping in your car help you avoid a DUI charge? Will sleeping in your car help you avoid a..read more

Arrested while visiting Las Vegas? (Part 2)

Arrested while visiting Las Vegas? (Part 2) Arrested while visiting Las Vegas? (Part 2) In our previous post, we covered..read more

Arrested While Visiting Las Vegas? (Part 1)

Arrested While Visiting Las Vegas? (Part 1) Arrested While Visiting Las Vegas? (Part 1) Las Vegas is a party town...read more

The Nevada Crime of Embezzlement

The Nevada Crime of Embezzlement Embezzlement is a type of theft and is addressed in the same section of the..read more

Theft Crimes in Nevada

Theft Crimes in Nevada Theft crimes in Nevada are classified under Crimes Against the Person, or Crimes Against Property, and..read more

Fail a Breathalyzer? You Have Seven Days to Save your Driving Privileges

Fail a Breathalyzer? You Have Seven Days to Save your Driving Privileges Fail a Breathalyzer? You Have Seven Days to..read more

We’ve Moved

We've Moved The Defenders has moved! Since formation in 2009 as the criminal defense division of the Richard Harris Law..read more

Sex Crimes In Nevada

Sex Crimes In Nevada Sex Crimes in Nevada Second only to murder, sexual assault, or rape, is the most serious..read more

Probation In Nevada

Probation in Nevada Probation in Nevada If you have no extensive criminal history and have been charged with a felony..read more

Drug Possession in Nevada

Drug Possession in Nevada The most common type of drug charge in Nevada, is a possession of a controlled substance..read more

New Nevada Law Guarantees Domestic Violence Victims Leave from Work

New Nevada Law Guarantees Domestic Violence Victims Leave from Work Domestic violence victims in Nevada will receive new protections from..read more

Capital Punishment in Nevada

Capital Punishment in Nevada With the delayed execution of Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier on November 14, the subject..read more

When Can I Be Charged with Reckless Driving in Nevada?

When Can I Be Charged with Reckless Driving in Nevada? Nevada law defines reckless driving as driving “…a vehicle in..read more

Firearms Crimes in Nevada

Firearms Crimes in Nevada While you may think Las Vegas is a modernized version of the Wild Wild West, in..read more

Resisting Arrest

Resisting Arrest The crime of resisting arrest is spelled out in Nevada law in NRS 199.280. This statute is titled simply..read more

Arson in Nevada

Arson in Nevada Arson is considered a very serious crime under Nevada law. There are various types of arson specified..read more

UPDATED: O. J. Simpson Focuses Increased Attention to Nevada’s Parole System

UPDATED: O. J. Simpson Focuses Increased Attention to Nevada’s Parole System UPDATE: July 20, 2017 O.J. Simpson was granted parole..read more

Clark County Addresses Growing Backlog of Homicide Cases

Clark County Addresses Growing Backlog of Homicide Cases Clark County’s backlog of homicide cases has grown to over 300 cases...read more

Defining Assault and Battery

Defining Assault and Battery We usually hear assault and battery used together and interchangeably but, under Nevada law, the terms..read more

Stalking Crimes

Stalking Crimes Stalking in Nevada is defined as: “A person who, without lawful authority, willfully or maliciously engages in a..read more

Search and Seizure

Search and Seizure “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable..read more

Background Checks in Nevada

Background Checks in Nevada If you have been convicted of a crime in Nevada, chances are, your prospects for obtaining..read more

When is a DUI Considered a Felony?

When is a DUI Considered a Felony? Three people are dead this morning and the Las Vegas Strip remains shut..read more

Vandalism in Nevada

Vandalism in Nevada Vandalism can be defined under Nevada law as the willful and malicious destruction of real or personal..read more

Recreational Marijuana: Some Thoughts to Consider

Recreational Marijuana: Some Thoughts to Consider Question 2 passed in the November 2016 election and took effect January 1, 2017...read more

Posting Bail: What You Need to Know

Posting Bail: What You Need to Know The United States Constitution guarantees bail for criminal defendants in the Eighth Amendment...read more

Domestic Violence in Nevada – Part Two – Protection Orders

Three dead on Strip after shooting, collision with cab In our previous post on this subject, we covered the statutes..read more

Domestic Violence in Nevada – Part One – Statutes and Punishments

Domestic Violence in Nevada – Part One – Statutes and Punishments Nevada has consistently ranked among the top five worst..read more

Nevada Criminal Code – Part II: Gross Misdemeanors and Misdemeanors

Nevada Criminal Code – Part II: Gross Misdemeanors and Misdemeanors In our previous post on the Nevada criminal code, we reviewed the..read more

Nevada Criminal Code – Part I: Felonies

Nevada Criminal Code – Part I: Felonies Life, liberty, and property: this phrase in the Fifth Amendment to the U.S...read more

What is a Miranda Warning?

What is a Miranda Warning? We’ve seen it on TV. In almost any cop show, you’ll see the TV cops..read more

Constitutional Rights of Defendants in Criminal Cases

Three dead on Strip after shooting, collision with cab One of the least understood aspects in the treatment of those..read more

Warrants – What you need to know

Warrants – What you need to know “Amendment IV: The right of the people to be secure in their persons,..read more

Nevada Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Nevada Recreational Marijuana Legalization Among the things we will vote on, on November 8, besides the presidential election, is a..read more

Defining Disorderly Conduct

Defining Disorderly Conduct Disorderly conduct, what is it? Considered one of the least severe crimes under Nevada criminal code, disorderly conduct,..read more

Explaining Nevada Law: Trespassing

Explaining Nevada Law: Trespassing Nevada’s trespassing law is found in Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 207 Section 200, 203 and..read more

BURGLARY: WHAT IS IT?

BURGLARY: WHAT IS IT? The romanticized image of the burglar is deeply ingrained in the American psyche. It is the..read more

SEALING OF CRIMINAL RECORDS

SEALING OF CRIMINAL RECORDS If you have applied for employment or a professional license but were rejected, or have been..read more

Tips for Beating a Possession of a Controlled Substance Charge in Nevada

Tips for Beating a Possession of a Controlled Substance Charge in Nevada Taking a vacation to Reno, Las Vegas, or..read more

You Have the Right to Remain Silent: Why You Shouldn’t Speak Until Your Attorney Arrives

You Have the Right to Remain Silent: Why You Shouldn’t Speak Until Your Attorney Arrives If you or someone you..read more

You Have the Right to an Attorney: How to Choose the Right Lawyer (and Why it Matters)

You Have the Right to an Attorney: How to Choose the Right Lawyer (and Why it Matters) Everyone hopes they’ll..read more

DUI Penalties and Procedures in Las Vegas

DUI Penalties and Procedures in Las Vegas INTRODUCTION Being charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Las Vegas has..read more

Everything about Possession of a Controlled Substance

Everything about Possession of a Controlled Substance What is a controlled substance? What does it mean for you if you..read more

Three dead on Strip after shooting, collision with cab

Three dead on Strip after shooting, collision with cab Three people are dead this morning and the Las Vegas Strip..read more

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