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Drug Trafficking Charges

Drug Trafficking Charges If you’ve been charged with Drug Trafficking in Nevada, you need a lawyer to represent you.  If..read more

What is an Accomplice?

What is an Accomplice? Under Nevada law (NRS 195) you cannot be charged as an Accomplice in a crime.  This is..read more

THE DEFENDERS IS THE NEW DEFENSE TEAM FOR NAPSO

THE DEFENDERS IS THE NEW DEFENSE TEAM FOR NAPSO The Defenders is Privileged to Announce Its Partnership with Nevada Association..read more

Nevada Supreme Court establishes right to jury trial for Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

Nevada Supreme Court establishes right to jury trial for Misdemeanor Domestic Violence In a reversal of its 2014 ruling on..read more

Drug Paraphernalia in Nevada

Since they made marijuana legal for recreational use in Nevada, everything’s cool right?  Well, no, actually.  If you’re a resident..read more

What is Open or Gross Lewdness in Nevada?

Gross Lewdness is a sexual crime in Nevada (NRS 201.210). Its definition can be broadly interpreted to include many acts,..read more

DAVID KOHLMEIER JOINS THE DEFENDERS

DAVID KOHLMEIER JOINS THE DEFENDERS The Defenders Grows Its Client Relations Team Las Vegas, Nevada – The Defenders Criminal Defense..read more

What is an Accessory After the Fact?

Assisting someone who has committed a criminal act in specific ways, may result in being charged with the criminal offense..read more

NEW LAW: Community Service for Fines and Fees

Under a sweeping set of new laws passed by the 2019 Nevada Legislature, criminal justice and procedures have been overhauled,..read more

New Law: Nevada Overhauls Criminal Justice (Part 2)

The Nevada legislature made big changes to the criminal justice system in the state.  In our last post, we covered..read more

New Law: Nevada Overhauls Criminal Justice (Part 1)

Nevada’s state prison population is currently 13,800 inmates.  This is up 7% since 2009.  At current growth rates, the prison..read more

NEW LAW: Nevada Makes Changes to Domestic Violence Laws

The Nevada legislative session is drawing to a close for its 2019 term.  The legislature will not be in session..read more

New Nevada Law: Sealing of records for decriminalized acts

New Nevada Law: Sealing of Records for Decriminalized Acts A new law passed by the Nevada legislature and signed into..read more

53rd ANNIVERSARY OF MIRANDA RIGHTS

53rd ANNIVERSARY OF MIRANDA RIGHTS Fifty-three years ago, Miranda v. Arizona established landmark reform in the criminal justice system.  ..read more

Weed Lounges Approved by Las Vegas City Council

Weed Lounges Approved by Las Vegas City Council The City of Las Vegas moved one step closer Wednesday to authorizing..read more

Sexual Assault would have no Statute of Limitations in Nevada Assembly Bill

No Statute of Limitations on Sexual Assault – Assembly Bill A bill was passed on April 19, 2019, by the..read more

Don’t Ruin Your Electric Daisy Carnival Party

Every year in May, thousands descend on Las Vegas for several days, for the annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC).  The..read more

Not paying Casino Markers is a Crime in Nevada

Not Paying Casino Markers is a Crime in Nevada What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas as the old saying..read more

Representation at your Bail Hearing

If you’ve been arrested and charged with a criminal act in Nevada, one of your first objectives is to get..read more

What is a DMV Administrative Hearing?

If you’ve had your driver’s license revoked or suspended by the Nevada DMV, due to a DUI or other reason,..read more

What are your rights during a Home Invasion?

Your Rights During a Home Invasion in Nevada On February 1, 2019, it was reported that a man was injured..read more

Charged with a Hit and Run?

Charged with a Hit and Run? Nevada State Law requires drivers who are “involved in a crash resulting in injury..read more

Illegal Search and Seizure

Illegal Search and Seizure Defense Lawyers Can police search my car on a traffic stop? We’ve discussed searches and seizures..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

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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