Criminal Law Blog

What Determines Legal Competence in a Criminal Trial?

A man going over some notes about determining competence in a criminal trial.

Going through a criminal trial is always distressing for the defendant and their family. Especially if met with obstacles that prolong or complicate the trial, delaying justice.  One of those obstacles can be determining if the defendant is legally competent to stand trial. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it’s best to have […]

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Can You Get Probation For a Felony In Nevada?

can you get probation for a felony in Nevada

Nevada is known for having stiff penalties for its felony crimes. When you’ve been charged with this type of infraction in the state, things can get pretty overwhelming as you anticipate the outcome.  Understanding how Nevada law works and securing the right attorney should be your first move.  What Is a Felony vs. Misdemeanor?  The […]

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What To Look For In a Criminal Defense Attorney

You need a criminal defense attorney, but you’re uncertain how to move forward with hiring one. How do you correctly assess a potential lawyer who will help you win your case?  What qualifications matter and what experience should you ask about? Should you hire someone local or not? How does legal billing work?  This article […]

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Can a DUI In Nevada Affect Child Custody?

DUI have a negative effect on child custody, however, this is not always a deal-breaker. Here's what you can do about it.

It wasn’t uncommon in the 1970s and ‘80s to see highway culverts littered with empty beer cans, but today, things have changed in a dramatic way. The Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08% as the threshold to being considered “impaired” on the roadways is common across 49 states, while Utah has lowered it to .05%. […]

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