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Are .50 BMG rifles legal in California?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jul 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

With few exceptions, .50 BMG rifles are illegal in California. They are prohibited by Penal Code 30600 PC, California’s law on assault weapons. Possession of a .50 BMG rifle is usually a misdemeanor in California. It can be punished by up a year in county jail and/or a fine of $1,000. Penalties increase, however, if the .50 BMG rifles is possessed or used during the commission of another crime.

Civil commitment of drug addicts in Las Vegas

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jul 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many people who are convicted in Nevada of drug possession may still be able to get the case dismissed by completing a year-long substance-abuse treatment program. This "civil commitment" program is a way of providing first-time drug possession offenders a mulligan as well as help for their addiction.

Am I allowed to kill someone in self-defense in Nevada?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jul 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A homicide is justifiable in NV occurs if all the following conditions are true: the danger was urgent and pressing; the non-aggressor faced death or major bodily harm; a reasonable person in the non-aggressor's position would also fear for his/her life and safety; and the non-aggressor was not merely acting out of revenge.

Norovirus outbreak at Westgate is under investigation

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jul 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the last week, several Westgate employees and guests have contracted norovirus (the stomach flu). The Southern Nevada Health District has opened an investigation in to the matter. And Westgate is taking such measures as using disposable plastic glasses at bars and providing hand sanitizer stations throughout the premises.

Can an employer in CA deny me a job because of a DUI?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jun 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

When a person is facing conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs and/or alcohol, their first concern is often how this charge will affect their ability to secure employment. A DUI conviction is public record, which means that details about this incident will be accessible to empl...

Will a DUI show up on a background check?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jun 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

A DUI conviction will show up on a criminal background check unless it has been expunged or sealed. This means that employers, landlords, and others may learn about it. Learn how a DUI appears on a criminal record and what steps a driver can take to prevent it.

Can the California DMV revoke my license because I'm epileptic?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jun 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The California DMV may revoke or suspend a driver's license due to epilepsy or other medical causes. But the DMV may only do so if the driver's ability to drive safely is actually negatively affected. Drivers have the right to a DMV "reexamination" in order to prove they can drive safely. Learn about how to keep your California's driver license if you are epileptic.

Does a DUI show up on a background check?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jun 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In today's economic climate, making the amount of money you need to make ends meet isn't something to take for granted. The saturation of the job market in many industries can make even getting an entry-level position difficult. Having a DUI on your record makes the process of finding a job and m...

How Long Does a DUI Stay on my Record in CA?

Posted by Neil Shouse | Jun 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Much like the majority of states in the nation, driving under the influence (“DUI”) of drugs and/or alcohol is a serious crime in California. One of the major concerns for motorists facing a DUI conviction is how this incident will affect their life, and most importantly, for how long. If convic...

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