California's possession of drug paraphernalia law (HS 11364) never applied to paraphernalia for smoking marijuana.
On November 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“AUMA”). Prop 64 makes it legal for adults aged 21 and over to buy and use recreational marijuana in California.
On November 8, 2016, Nevada voters approved Question 2, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act (the “Act”). Effective January 1, 2017, the Act makes it legal for adults aged 21 and over to buy and use recreational marijuana in Nevada.
Will a California governor's pardon prevent my criminal history from affecting my immigration status?
Because a governor's pardon is considered "rehabilitative" relief, it will not prevent a criminal conviction from affecting your immigration status.
New California gun laws ban "bullet-button" firearms, large-capacity magazines, out-of-state ammunition sales and more. Our California criminal defense lawyers explain the new firearms laws and penalties.
Changes to CA's sexual assault laws starting in 2017 include elimination of the statute of limitations for sexual assault and mandatory prison time for anyone sexually assaulting someone who is unconscious or intoxicated. Our caring CA criminal defense lawyers explain the new laws.
Nevada Question 1 background checks which were scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 31, 2016. But now Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt says they cannot be enforced because the FBI refuses to conduct such checks as required by the language of Question 1.
Las Vegas Defense Group wins appeal at Nevada Supreme Court: Sexual assault convictions reversed and remanded
The Nevada Supreme Court REVERSED and REMANDED sexual assault convictions, which carried a life sentence.
California is a “no-fault” divorce state. But you can still be denied spousal support if you were convicted of domestic violence or a sexually violent felony. In this article, the California criminal defense attorneys at the Shouse California Law Group explain the consequences of a criminal conviction on your right to receive alimony.
I have a California marijuana conviction on my record. Should I pursue expungement under Penal Code 1203.4 or dismissal under Proposition 64?
Whether it makes more sense to seek a Penal Code 1203.4 expungement or a Proposition 64 resentencing depends the exact marijuana offense of which you were convicted.
Yes. "Housebreaking” under Nevada law is entering a vacant dwelling for the purpose of unlawful residency (“squatting”).
Yes. Squatting in Nevada subjects the alleged squatter to not only civil lawsuits but also criminal charges
Trolling the internet in California can be an exercise of free speech, or it can be a crime that will land you in jail. A top California criminal defense lawyer explains when texts, emails and comments cross the line and become cyber harassment, bullying or stalking.
Trolling the internet in Nevada can be an exercise of free speech, or it can be a crime that will land you in jail. A top Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer explains when texts, emails and comments cross the line and become cyber harassment, bullying or stalking.
I'm an immigrant with a California marijuana conviction on my record. Can Proposition 64 keep me from being deported?
It is possible--but not certain--that vacating a marijuana conviction under Proposition 64 would eliminate the immigration consequences of that conviction.
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to speed up the deportation of immigrants with criminal records. However, United States immigration law specifies that only some crimes make a non-citizen deportable.
If you are arrested and charged with a Riverside County prescription drug offense, the penalties can be severe.
Except for very violent crimes, if you committed an offense in Nevada a long time ago, you may be in the clear.
Animals that are illegal as pets in Nevada include fennec foxes, skunks, raccoons, bats and wild wolves. Other animals are highly restricted in Nevada. A top Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer offers tips for avoiding having your best friend confiscated.
Many popular pets are illegal to own in California -- including ferrets, hedgehogs, monkeys, gerbils and squirrels. A top California criminal defense lawyer explains the rules and regulations and the penalty for getting caught with an unlawful pet in California
I have a past conviction for possessing/selling/cultivating marijuana. Can I get my pot conviction dismissed now that marijuana is legal in California?
Proposition 64 gives Californians the right to have their past marijuana convictions redesignated or dismissed if their behavior would no longer be a crime (or would be a less serious crime) under marijuana legalization.
This past Tuesday, Nevada voters voted YES for legalizing recreational marijuana, but there are limitations.
California voters just legalized recreational marijuana. But it may take some time before you can buy pot legally.
Proposition 64 legalized recreational marijuana in California. But legal sales of recreational marijuana will not begin until the state has begun issuing licenses to businesses.
Proposition 57 will allow for earlier consideration for parole for nonviolent felons serving time in California state prison.
What you post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or on any other social media can and will be used against you in a court of law.