Did You Blow It? Breath Interlock Devices and DUIs

WILL I HAVE TO GET AN INTERLOCK DEVICE ON MY CAR DUE TO MY DUI? We need to begin by telling you what an interlock device is –  An ignition interlock device or breath alcohol ignition interlock device is a breathalyzer for an individual’s vehicle. It requires the driver to blow into a mouthpiece on the device before starting or continuing to operate the vehicle.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE – PART 7 TRIAL Like every other segment in this series, we need to pick up where we left off in earlier segments and ask an important question: # 1 –  What was our true intention in setting the case for trial? Did we actually want a trial, or were we just seeking a better offer – taking a chance that the

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE PART 6: MOTIONS AND/OR PREPARING FOR TRIAL Q: What will you do as my lawyer after we receive all the evidence/discovery from the prosecutor? A: We go through a very deliberate process in looking it all over piece-by-piece to develop any of your defenses. Then we set an office appointment with you to discuss it all. Q: What are the biggest parts

ANATOMY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE, PART 5 – THE PRELIMINARY HEARING ***We have to begin by assuming that we are actually going to HAVE a preliminary hearing. This would be if we could not convince the prosecutor to drop the case, and we could not negotiate a plea acceptable to you. We must also assume that after receiving advice from your lawyers we jointly decided

ANATOMY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE, PART 4 – ARRAIGNMENT After the prosecutors have (ideally) reviewed your case and decided which charge(s) to file, your case is placed on the court’s calendar for arraignment. Q – What is an arraignment? A – An announcement of the charge and your entry of a plea. Most people plea NOT GUILTY and if you hire us – we will

If you received a Las Vegas Eviction on or after after October 1, 2017; you may file a motion to seal your eviction.  Nevada’s applicable law is NRS 40.2545. Your eviction may be sealed for one of four reasons: 1) Your summary eviction was DENIED by the judge; 2) An order dismissing the case was entered; 3) Your landlord agrees to set aside the eviction and

PART 3 – The Intake procedure After the police finish their report(s), they are forwarded to the District or City Attorney’s Office(s).  An individual prosecutor will review the report and decide which charge(s) to file, if any. Q – What standard of review do prosecutors use to determine whether or not to file a Battery charge against me? A – They must have a Good-Faith

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