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Understanding Mental Health Issues From A Legal Standpoint

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We’ve all read about crimes and thought to ourselves that the criminal must have been out of his mind to such a thing. But insane? In a court of law, that term takes on a whole new meaning. The Insanity Defense  Not everyone who does something that the public considers “crazy” is eligible to… Read More »

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Parental Kidnapping: The Defense You Deserve

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For some people who suffer through particularly nasty divorces, the ugliness seems to last long after the final papers are signed.  If you’re in a situation like that, you may have the unpleasant experience of having your former spouse accuse you of kidnapping your own kids.  Now what?  More than anything else, it is… Read More »

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Defending Against Claims Of Shaken Baby Syndrome

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When a young child is harmed or dies, there is no denying the tragedy of the moment.  With grief comes the inevitable questions: Why and how did this happen?  Who is to blame? Certainly, someone must be blamed.  An innocent accident is certainly not a satisfying answer.  So who can we blame? And how… Read More »

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Policing Issues In The 21st Century

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A successful policing organization is what we all want:  well-trained officers who adhere to thoughtful policies due to exceptional training, supervision, and discipline.  These outcomes benefit communities and police officers.  So why is it so difficult to achieve the results we all want? Challenges in Modern Policing: Recruitment  Command level losses across the country… Read More »

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Use Of Force By Police Still A Problem In America

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For those who believed that police use of force would decline after the tumultuous year of BLM protests in the recent past, the disappointing news is that these incidents are on the rise. Across the country as a whole, and in Nevada specifically, documented instances of police use of force are increasing.  According to… Read More »

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Can Police Lie During Your Interrogation?

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If you have ever been locked in an interrogation room, you know it can be pretty intimidating.  Of course, you have the right to remain silent, and if the police are doing their jobs, they’ve already Mirandized you and made you aware of that fact.  Still, the pressure to reveal what you know about… Read More »

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The Debate Over Police Presence In Schools: Providing Both Safety & Equity

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Should the school district in the Las Vegas vicinity disband their police department?  Some student activists say that police target black and brown students, giving them records for minor offenses that wind up positioning them for a spot in the school-to-prison pipeline. Kids Don’t Feel Safe  The fact is 40 percent of students surveyed… Read More »

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Your Right To Appeal A Criminal Conviction

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If your run-in with the law resulted in a criminal conviction, you may have lost hope of ever regaining your life.  But the truth of the matter is you have a right to challenge that conviction through the appeals process.  Appellate courts do offer a remedy to address the miscarriage of justice, and an… Read More »

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Defending Against Prostitution, Solicitation, And Pandering

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Nevada is famous for its legalized prostitution.  But what many people don’t realize is that prostitution is legal only in select counties—and Clark County—home of Las Vegas—is not one of them.  Here, solicitation and prostitution could result in misdemeanor charges.  Pandering—the act of inducing someone to engage in prostitution—is illegal throughout the state– and… Read More »

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Are K9s Allowed At Traffic Stops?

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While it’s never pleasant to realize you are being pulled over by law enforcement, what could be more terrifying than having a police dog there participating in the incident?  Police may cite suspicion of drugs in your vehicle in order to justify the presence of dogs to sniff them out.  But you should be… Read More »

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