Criminal Law Blog

2014 Las Vegas Arrest Report: More on Crime Statistics

*actor portrayal Burglary Statistics In 2014, the FBI reported 187,474 arrests, setting the national average rate at 74.9 per 100,000 people. Drilling down to Las Vegas: – Regional figures for the West, however, showed an arrest rate for burglary of 98.1 per 100 people – 23.2 points higher. – Nevada reported 2,736 arrests for burglary, a […]

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High Price of Drug Possession

The True Cost of a Drug Possession Conviction While Nevada has decriminalized marijuana and passed legislation allowing its medical use, a conviction for drug possession carries long-term consequences. Aside from the direct financial expenses associated with penalties, fines, and legal expenses, individuals also have the responsibility of paying for court-mandated educational classes and treatment and […]

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What Happens When You’re Arrested for Drug Possession?

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If I’m arrested for drug possession, will it go to municipal court? What does that mean? Under Nevada statute NRS 453.3361, local authorities “can enact an ordinance adopting the penalties set forth” for drug possession misdemeanors under a local ordinance. If you are arrested for a misdemeanor charge within a city’s or township’s limits, a judge […]

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Defense for Drug Possession

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Types of Defense for Drug Possession Charges in Henderson, Nevada  *actor portrayal The Federal Bureau of Investigation released 2014’s “Crime in the United States” this fall, emphasized that “the highest number of arrests were for drug abuse violations” – estimated at more than 1.5 million. Over 83 percent – nearly 1.3 million – were for possession of […]

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Got Caught Shoplifting? Here’s what comes next.

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*actor portrayal What Are Shoplifting Charges and Consequences? Get caught shoplifting in Henderson, and you’ll face not one but at least two charges: larceny and burglary. In plain English, you’ll receive one for stealing merchandise and one for entering the building with intent to steal merchandise. A burglary lawyer can help you understand the Nevada laws […]

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