Criminal Law Blog

How Long Do Misdemeanors Stay on Your Record in Nevada?

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*actor portrayal Getting charged with a misdemeanor is an alarming experience. Knowing what effect a misdemeanor will have on your life is the first step in putting yourself back in control.

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Police Report Filed for Domestic Violence: Now What?

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When a police report is filed for domestic violence and allegations occur, it is normal for emotions to run high. A lot of times, there’s a he said / she said aspect to these scenarios that make it very difficult to sort them out. Situations involving a claims of violence are hectic, but being well […]

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I Didn’t Know I Had a Warrant: What Do I Do Now?

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*actor portrayal The justice system is tricky. Between loopholes and fine print, an unfortunate truth is that you could be subject to a warrant and not know until the police are at your door. While that is a frightening circumstance, your case is not hopeless. Whether you have yet to be contacted by police or […]

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What is Criminology?

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*actor portrayal Through a blend of psychology, social science and criminal justice and defense, criminology examines the nature of crimes, criminals and crime prevention methods and analyzes how they impact individuals and society as a whole. The Evolution of Criminology The field is multi-faceted and diverse, with subdivisions focusing on penology, feminist criminology, criminalistics, and […]

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Criminal Law by Definition: Purpose, Types, and Legal Implications

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The Evolution of Criminal Law Criminal law in North America began with British common law, which was followed strictly until the colonies revolted. After the United States had become an independent nation, the Constitution was ratified as the law of the land. A judiciary modeled off of the British system established common law, defining which […]

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