Green card holders appying for U.S. citizenship are facing much longer wait times now than ever before. Immigration attorneys throughout Las Vegas are reporting that the process is now taking well over a year--four times longer than just a couple of years ago. A major reason for the delay is t...
The State of California now requires the sale of ammunition to be conducted by or processed through a licensed ammunition dealer. Section 30312 of the California Penal Code governs the sale of ammunition. Pursuant to the code, either party may be a licensed ammunition dealer in order for the ...
Under new Senate Bill (SB) 355, innocent defendants are no longer subject to courts finding "ability to repay" public defender or court-appointed counsel fees when they are vindicated at trial. By changing two sections of the California Penal Code (PC), the new law limits courts from ordering repayment unless the defendant is convicted.
Yes. American military veterans suffering from psychological or emotional trauma as a result of his or her military service now qualify for pretrial diversion programs for misdemeanor DUI. The California legislature amended Section 1001.80 of the penal code to allow veterans charged with misdem...
Sin City had its deadliest year in decades. In 2017, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department investigated 229 homicides.
On January 1, 2018, the California State Legislature enacted specific guidelines concerning minors in solitary confinement in a juvenile detention facility. Previously, there were no guidelines on solitary confinement. First, you will not find the term “solitary confinement” in Section 208.3 o...
Recreational use of marijuana became legal in California on January 1, 2018. But employers may still legally prohibit their employees from using marijuana and may test for its use. Learn the law here.
Recreational marijuana became legal in California on January 1, 2018. But use, possession and cultivation are subject to reasonable local regulations. Learn about where in Los Angeles in is legal to use, possess and cultivate marijuana.
On January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana use by adults age 21 and over became legal in California. But marijuana is still an illegal Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law. As a result, marijuana -- including medical marijuana -- may not be used on a campus that receives federal funding, even if used solely in a dorm. The University of California, California State University and California community colleges are just some of the colleges where marijuana may not be legally possessed. Learn here how to protect yourself.
Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California on January 1, 2018. But there are still advantages to medical marijuana, including fewer age and quantity restrictions. In addition, patients with a medical marijuana ID card can avoid hefty retail sales taxes. Our California criminal defense lawyers tell medical marijuana patients what they need to know.
Recent advances in medicine have been nothing short of miraculous, but along the way tens of thousands of Nevadans have suffered adverse effects from the latest wonder drug or life saving device. Fortunately, Nevada personal injury attorney are taking the drug companies to task...
Yesterday attorneys for over 450 victims of Octobers Vegas Massacre filed several lawsuits in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The crux of their argument is that the Mandalay Bay, where the shooter rained down bullets at the outdoor Route 91 Harvest Festival, was negligent.
A new law makes it easier to seal a criminal arrest in California if the arrest did not result in a conviction. Penal Code 851.87 is based on California Senate Bill 393, which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on October 11, 2017.
The recent Nevada Supreme Court case Humphries v. New York, New York may make it easier for Vegas Massacre victims to win a negligence lawsuit against MGM Resorts.
Guests of Las Vegas' Rio Hotel and Casino may have been exposed to Legionnaires' Disease, a pneumonia-like bacterial infection. If think you may have been exposed to Legionnaires' at the Rio, call 702-DEFENSE for a free consultation with a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation.
Las Vegas Defense Group was voted Best Criminal Defense Firm Gold Winner for 2017 in Las Vegas Review-Journal's annual "Best of Las Vegas”!
Beginning July 1, 2018, the minimum required auto liability coverage is increasing from $15,000 to $25,000 for the injury or death of one person.
Victims of bouncer brutality may be able to bring a negligence lawsuit against the venue.
People suffering from hernia mesh injuries may be able to sue for compensatory and possibly punitive damages.
Abilify causes some patients to develop compulsive behaviors, including gambling. This can be especially hazardous to patients living in Las Vegas.
Clark County is starting to take measures to prevent pedestrian accidents.
It is now illegal in Nevada to sell dextromethorphan products to minors without a prescription.
The Vegas Massacre on October 1 was another reminder of the vital importance that first responders play in our community. That same day a new Nevada law--Senate Bill 541--went into effect that punishes defendants convicted of harming first responders with an extra penalty of one to twenty years in prison.
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