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October 19, 2021
When A Defendant Forfeits The Right To Confront Witnesses

Below is an excellent article detailing the events that took place as the Nevada Supreme Court set an important precedent for domestic violence prosecutors. This article was written by Chad Pace, who was the lead domestic violence prosecutor in Lyon County and is now a deputy district attorney in Douglas County. He is a member […]

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October 14, 2021
Can You Be Charged with Second-Degree Murder for a DUI Resulting in Death

The Nevada Supreme Court has consistently held that Nevada's DUI statute provides the exclusive punishment for non-intentional deaths resulting from intoxicated driving.  See, Sheriff, Douglas County v. La Motte, 100 Nev. 270, 680 P.2d 333, 334 1984, which declined to extend liability for second degree murder to deaths resulting from drunk driving because "the Nevada Legislature has […]

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October 14, 2021
How Prosecutorial Discretion Affects Criminal Cases

The United States Supreme Court has indicated that the entire purpose and intent of a prosecutor should be to ensure that justice is done in each case. The truth is that prosecutorial discretion affects criminal cases and is exceptionally critical to every criminal case. Most defendants charged with a crime are aware of how much […]

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October 14, 2021
Ridesharing Accidents In Nevada

The state of Nevada carefully regulates ridesharing (also known as ride-hailing) companies such as Uber and Lyft under Chapter 706A of the Nevada Revised Statutes. When ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft first started, these ridesharing companies were met with both excitement and trepidation. People were excited that ridesharing companies would offer rides at the […]

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October 14, 2021
Posting On Social Media After Your Car Accident

A car accident can be a very stressful experience. Questions of liability, catastrophic injuries, the inability to return to work, insurance company negotiations, and the inability to return to work can feel overwhelming. The time it takes to resolve a car accident claim and receive compensation for your injuries and losses can often take several […]

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October 13, 2021
Field Sobriety Tests In Nevada

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a federal agency that has established field sobriety tests as a means of standardizing police officer methods for determining if someone is driving under the influence. These tests are not the only factors considered by police when deciding whether to stop you for suspicion of driving under the […]

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October 13, 2021
What Triggers Disciplinary Action Against Nurses In Nevada?

Nurses have a responsibility to practice in a certain way in order to maintain their license. However, there are times when they may not meet the expectations of the law and their nursing license could be jeopardized. When this occurs, discipline can be taken against them by their employer or the Nevada State Board of […]

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September 14, 2021
Injured In a Car Accident? Here's What You Should Do.

  Common Personal Injury Claims The most common types of personal injuries are car accidents followed by slip and falls - where there's a premises that wasn't maintained in an appropriate manner. Common claims for car accidents can occur if you're rear-ended, if someone runs a red light, or even if there's a driver that's […]

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September 3, 2021
Arrested for a DUI? Here's What You Need to Know

    If you've been arrested for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in the state of Nevada, don't despair. There are a number of defenses that you can raise to have your charges either dismissed or significantly mitigated. Know Your Rights - Nevada DUI Defenses One of the first ways that you can challenge […]

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August 31, 2021
Arrested for Domestic Violence? You are not Alone.

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. In one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. ¹ In 2015, the National Domestic Violence Hotline documented 1,791 contacts from Nevada. The state ranks 23 in terms of Hotline contact volume. The […]

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