ANATOMY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE, PART 2

ANATOMY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE, PART 2: Arrest, First appearance, Bond levels, conditions of pre-trial release, temporary and extended restraining orders, consequences of any violations. I have listed a series of frequently asked questions (Q) with the applicable answers (A) below; and we will begin with some of the remedial information that overlaps from Part 1 – i.e. The Arrest stage ARREST Q  – Do

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing bankruptcy is about a fresh start. Federal law allows qualified people and businesses to discharge debt or repay debt at an affordable rate.  For most people, Chapter 7 bankruptcy will be what they file under.  This is because most people do not have the ability to or do not have large amount of assets they want to repay and keep. For individuals or even

I – ANATOMY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE, PART ONE: THE ISSUES THAT ARISE DURING THE INVESTIGATION/ARREST The process begins simply, with a 911 call. Who made the call? Was it you? What was said, from where? What noises were in the background? Was it an “anonymous” call?  Was it from someone who has an axe to grind with you?  Was an argument audible, was someone

Will I Go To Jail for a DUI? We understand you are scared – anyone would be. After you read this you may feel better, and we encourage you to call our firm. This information is only a portion of what we know. This is a question we get asked all the time. I can offer answers to this question based upon the following qualifications: I have

It is not uncommon in Las Vegas for people to be arrested for a crime of Domestic Violence while on vacation at a casino.  Chances are if the police were called to your room for a disturbance, someone is getting arrested.  If your were arrested, you were probably taken to the Clark County Detention Facility and your case is in Las Vegas Justice Court.  However,

The Supreme Court of Nevada just ruled that someone charge with a misdemeanor DV charge is now entitled to a jury of his or her peers.  This is a big change because before you were only given a bench trial.  That meant the Judge was the jury.  Now instead of “one” person paid by the government determining your guilt, you get a real jury as

Withdrawing your Guilty Plea pursuant to your Guilty Plea Agreement Were you given a plea deal that if you successfully completed probation with a honorable discharge you could withdraw your plea and plea guilty to a lesser charge or even a dismissal? Many people don’t realize this doesn’t not happen automatically, someone has to bring it attention to the Judge. Some people still are walking

If you have a criminal record and you qualify for a record sealing under Nevada law, a judge does not “have to” agree and sign your order to seal.  The statute is discretionary.  The judge “may” seal your record, the statute does not say the judge “shall” seal your record. However, if you meet the requirements, our firm’s experience is that in most cases, the

Typically, if you are submitting a Petition and Order to Seal your Nevada criminal record and the Prosecutor agreed and signed the order, the Judge will sign the Order without a hearing.  However, this is not always the case.  In my experience I have seen Judges deny a stipulated order to seal without prejudice. If this does happen, it is important to get the Petition

How Do I obtain My Nevada Department of Public Safety (D.P.S.) Criminal History Report? Obtaining a copy of your Nevada D.P.S. criminal history is fairly simple and only requires a few items. This is required if you want to seal your Nevada criminal record. You will need to fill out a one-page D.P.S. request called the DPS-006 form.  This has your contact information and where