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Castle Doctrine vs. Stand Your Ground

Can a Lawyer Defend Someone They Know is Guilty? In Nevada, there are a few different statutes that apply in..read more

Can a Lawyer Defend Someone They Know is Guilty?

Can a Lawyer Defend Someone They Know is Guilty?   Many people that are charged with a crime worry that,..read more

Brandishing a Weapon in Nevada

Brandishing a Weapon in Nevada   Many states have certain laws that allow someone to draw a firearm or deadly..read more

Nevada Felony Sentencing Guidelines

Nevada Felony Sentencing Guidelines There are two different types of sentences when you get charged with a crime, misdemeanor and..read more

Battery Vs. Domestic Violence Laws

Battery Vs. Domestic Violence Laws Domestic violence is a broad term and talked about a lot, although can be very..read more

Nevada Prostitution and Brothel Laws

Nevada Prostitution and Brothel Laws   Prostitution is uncommon in the United States today, as only one state still allows..read more

Nevada Home Invasion Laws

Nevada Home Invasion Laws In the State of Nevada, home invasion is a crime that occurs when a person uses..read more

Nevada Sex Offender Guidelines

Nevada Sex Offender Guidelines Nevada does not take sex offender guidelines lightly, and divides convicted sex offenders into three categories...read more

Types of Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence Laws

Types of Domestic Violence and Domestic Violence Laws Being charged with a domestic violence offense can quickly take away your..read more

Castle Doctrine and Nevada

Castle Doctrine and Nevada In the State of Nevada, there are a variety of statutes applying to the right of..read more

Nevada Concealed Carry

Nevada Concealed Carry If you may legally carry or possess firearms in Nevada, you must apply for a permit in..read more

Can I Open Carry in a Vehicle in Nevada?

Can I Open Carry in a Vehicle in Nevada? In Nevada, if you are legally allowed to possess firearms, you..read more

What is the Difference Between Parole and Probation?

What is the Difference Between Parole and Probation? When involved in legal trouble, there are a number of consequences or..read more

You’ve Been Accused of a Crime…What Now?

You’ve Been Accused of a Crime…What Now? You’ve been accused of a crime. You may be in shock or disbelief,..read more

The Differences Between Robbery and Burglary

What are the differences between Robbery and Burglary? The Differences Between Robbery and Burglary When addressing the crimes of theft,..read more

RESTRAINING ORDERS

Restraining Order There are many different types of restraining orders, or emergency protective orders. Simply put, their primary purpose is..read more

Stand Your Ground

NEVADANS HAVE A RIGHT TO “STAND YOUR GROUND” Know your rights under Nevada “stand your ground” law with “no duty..read more

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer For most people, criminal law is something outside of their daily..read more

Bail Denied to driver in DUI Crash that killed Two Teen Pedestrians

Bail Denied to Driver in DUI Crash That Kills 2 Teens On Monday, August 3, 2020, at about 7 PM,..read more

Smoking Weed in a Las Vegas Hotel

Important things to know about Smoking Weed in a Las Vegas, NV Hotel Do an internet search on Smoking Weed..read more

The Nevada Crime of Lewdness with a Child

Lewdness With a Child in Nevada Charges of Lewdness with a Child have been mentioned in two recent news articles. ..read more

COVID-19 cited as factor in increased illegal Street Racing

One of the unexpected results of the COVID-19 pandemic is the nationwide increase in street racing One of the unexpected..read more

How do I get my car back after a DUI?

How do I get my Vehicle back after a DUI Charge? If you’re vehicle has been impounded by police, either..read more

How Can I Get My License Back After a DUI?

How do I get my Driver License back After I’ve had a DUI in Nevada? At the time of your..read more

Nevada Governor Sisolak outlines COVID-19 Strategy

Governor Sisolak Outlines the State’s plans to Repoen the State. Governor Steve Sisolak of Nevada in a press conference April..read more

Can My Nevada Criminal Record be Expunged?

Can I get an Expungement of my Criminal Record in Nevada? The simple answer to that question is NO.  Nevada..read more

Can a DUI be dismissed?

Can a DUI be dismissed? Whether a DUI can be dismissed is a question that many clients ask their lawyers..read more

Help NV-CURE Make A Change!

Help NV-CURE Make A Change! Please review the attached ACLU letter to Governor Sisolak and others regarding COVID 19 relief..read more

COVID-19 Business Update

COVID-19 Business Update Dear Clients and Friends, In times of uncertainty, it’s common to look for a sense of reassurance..read more

COVID-19 crisis leading to increased reports of Domestic Violence

COVID-19 crisis leading to increased reports of Domestic Violence There’s something about being confined in a close space with increased..read more

Corona Virus Business Closure Update

Corona Virus Business Closure Update As of March 12, 2020, Nevada is now under a state declared Emergency in response..read more

Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Choosing a Criminal Defense Lawyer If you have been charged or think you may be charged with a criminal act,..read more

Do I Need a Lawyer to Represent Me in Court?

Do I Need a Lawyer to Represent Me in Court? A courtroom is an adversarial environment that could be compared..read more

What does Criminal Defense mean?

What does Criminal Defense mean? If you are charged for committing a prohibited act under the criminal code of Nevada,..read more

When is a DUI a Felony?

When is a DUI a Felony? In Nevada, every DUI is different, but there are basically two types of DUI..read more

Do I Need a Lawyer to plead guilty to a DUI?

Do I Need a Lawyer to plead guilty to a DUI? An old adage in the legal profession states, “He..read more

White Collar Crimes

White Collar Crimes in Nevada White Collar Crimes are made up of many different violations under the criminal code.  These..read more

Is Prostitution Legal in Las Vegas?

Is Prostitution Legal in Las Vegas? Contrary to Las Vegas’s image as a party town and to many people’s perceptions,..read more

Avoid Getting a DUI during the holiday season

Avoid Getting a DUI during the holiday season A charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Nevada is a..read more

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 Privileged to Announce Its Partnership with Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers (NAPSO) THE DEFENDERS IS THE..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

What you need to know about Drug Paraphernalia in the State of Nevada Since they made marijuana legal for recreational..read more

What is Open or Gross Lewdness in Nevada?

What is Open or Gross Lewdness in the State of Nevada? Gross Lewdness is a sexual crime in Nevada (NRS..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?

In Las Vegas, What is an Accessory After the Fact? Assisting someone who has committed a criminal act in specific..read more

NEW LAW: Community Service for Fines and Fees

Changes to the Nevada Criminal Laws – Fines and Fees Under a sweeping set of new laws passed by the..read more

New Law: Nevada Overhauls Criminal Justice (Part 2)

Part 2 – Overhauls to the Nevada Criminal Laws The Nevada legislature made big changes to the criminal justice system..read more

New Law: Nevada Overhauls Criminal Justice (Part 1)

Part 1 – Overhauls to the Nevada Criminal Laws Nevada’s state prison population is currently 13,800 inmates.  This is up..read more

NEW LAW: Nevada Makes Changes to Domestic Violence Laws

Nevada Makes Changes to Domestic Violence (DV) Laws The Nevada legislative session is drawing to a close for its 2019..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

Things to Avoid that can Ruin your Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Party Experience Every year in May, thousands descend on..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

Should you have legal representation at your bail hearing? If you’ve been arrested and charged with a criminal act in..read more

What is a DMV Administrative Hearing?

What is a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Administrative Hearing If you’ve had your driver’s license revoked or suspended..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

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

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

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

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 Defining Assault and Battery We usually hear assault and battery used together and interchangeably but, under..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 violent crime, drug related crime or any other crime,..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

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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