Can I get early removal of an interlock in Colorado?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jan 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Early removal of an ignition interlock device (IID) is possible if the following five criteria are met: 1) The defendant is a first-time DUI offender; 2) The defendant's blood alcohol content (BAC) was less than 0.15%; 3) The defendant was 21 at the time of the DUI; 4) The defendant is a Colorado resident; and 5) The defendant was in full IID compliance for four straight months.

Is dumpster diving illegal in Las Vegas?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jan 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

No. Dumpster diving in unlawful both in the City of Las Vegas and throughout Clark County. Rummaging through other people's trash is prosecuted as a misdemeanor in Nevada, carrying a maximum punishment of $1,000 in fines and/or six months in jail.

What drugs are legal in Colorado?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jan 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Colorado law permits adults 21 or older to use or possess up to one ounce of marijuana. Recently, voters in Denver chose to decriminalize psilocybin ("magic mushrooms") by adults at least 21 years old -- but people can still be arrested for it. Otherwise, Colorado law prohibits Schedule 1-5 drugs without a valid doctor's prescription.

Can you seal a felony record in Colorado?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jan 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

The only sealable felony convictions in Colorado are certain drug crimes. And there is a waiting period to petition the court for a seal. But any felony charge that gets dismissed is immediately sealable. It does not matter whether the offense is drug-related.

When is DUI a class 4 felony in Colorado?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Dec 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Colorado DUIs are prosecuted as class 4 felonies in the following two situations: 1) The defendant has three prior convictions of DUI, DUI per se, or DWAI; or 2) The incident caused serious injury, even if the defendant has no prior DUIs

How can I get a release from lifetime supervision in Nevada?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Dec 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Defendants would have to petition either the court that sentenced them or the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners. And they would have to show that: 1) They followed their sex registration requirements; and 2) They are unlikely to pose a safety threat to others; 3) They have gone at least 10 years in a row without being convicted of a crime that threatens another's safety or well-being.

What is a casino marker?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Dec 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

A casino marker is an interest-free line of credit that Nevada casinos offer patrons to gamble with. Patrons are expected to repay these loans soon, typically within 30 days. In most states, defaulting on a loan is just a civil offense. But Nevada makes it criminal fraud to default on casino markers (NRS 205.130).

Busted for drugs at the Electric Daisy Carnival? What happens next.

Posted by Neil Shouse | Dec 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Every summer dozens of drug busts mar the Electric Daisy Carnival (“EDC”). People caught with up to an ounce of marijuana will probably just be cited. But possessing other types of narcotics will result in being arrested and booked at the Clark County Detention Center. And defendants will face charges for drug possession (NRS 453.336).

Settlement amounts for Nevada rideshare accidents

Posted by Neil Shouse | Oct 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Frustratingly, there is little available information about Uber and Lyft accident settlements. Ride-sharing companies usually resolve the personal injury cases against them out of court to avoid bad publicity. So instead of having public trials with widely touted verdicts, these companies have private settlements with strict confidentiality clauses.

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