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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

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

Not a U.S. Citizen? What you need to know before you seal your criminal record. If you have a criminal record that you want to seal and you are NOT a U.S. citizen, you need to make sure you obtain all the criminal records for your own file and future use. Immigration will want proof and all your criminal records, which includes police reports, complaints,

Is a DUI accident a felony? To be charged with a felony DUI in Nevada when an accident occurs, 1 of 2 aggravating factors must be present. Either a death occurred because of the DUI, or substantial bodily harm occurred. Many accidents involving DUIs are typically misdemeanor offenses, even if an accident occurred. You may also be charged with a felony DUI if you have

If the Attorney General’s office prosecuted your case you wish to seal, then you will have to give the Attorney General notice and an opportunity to review your petition and order to seal your criminal record. The Attorney General might oppose the sealing or agree to it. Then if the District Attorney’s office prosecuted any of your other cases, they would also have to be