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    What Do Guard Shortages Mean for Nevada Prisons and Inmates?

    Correctional officers and prison guards in Nevada have to do more for less, working for smaller wages than other law enforcement officials, putting up with inmate harassment, and living in rural communities that are often short on affordable housing. Finally, prison guards hit a breaking point and Nevada declared a critical shortage of rural prison guards. Nevada prison guard shortages […]

    Liability for Allowing Drunk Driving/Being a Passenger

    Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and driving while intoxicated (DWI) are very serious crimes throughout the nation. Las Vegas, Nevada, a city famous for its vices, has a legal blood alcohol content level of 0.08%, 0.04% for commercial drivers, and 0.02% for drivers under the legal drinking age of 21. Any driver who breaks this law will receive […]

    Distracted Pedestrians on the Strip – Consequences

    Pedestrian deaths have become more and more of an epidemic as the number of distracted walkers increases. With new mobile technologies and the emergence of attention-grabbing apps like Pokémon GO, the death toll for pedestrians walking into traffic doesn’t seem to be dropping anytime soon. Both motorists and pedestrians have responsibilities to avoid accidents by paying attention and following the […]

    Domestic Violence Resources in Las Vegas

    Suffering violent mental, physical, or emotional abuse at home can feel impossible to withstand on your own. No one should be trapped in a domestic violence situation, yet thousands of people throughout Nevada find themselves stuck in abusive situations without knowing how to escape. Learning about the Las Vegas domestic violence resources available to you as a victim of violent […]

    Texting & Driving vs Littering: Which Fines are Higher?

    When it comes to the dangers of texting and driving, there is no debate: those who text while driving are 23 times more likely to end up in an accident. As a comparison, those with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 are only 11 times more likely to be involved in a crash than someone who is sober. So you are […]

    Unreasonable Las Vegas Search Warrants

    The Las Vegas Strip is famous for being a place tourists and Nevada residents alike go to relax, unwind, and let go of inhibitions. Thousands of people visit the Strip every year, walking with drinks in hand (in plastic cups) and looking for a good time. Most of these people are innocent citizens, not looking to cause trouble. Yet police […]

    Revenge Porn – Legalities in Las Vegas

    Technology has pervaded almost every aspect of life, opening the doors for a variety of new crimes that weren’t previously an issue. One crime that has grown across the country is revenge porn, or sharing material portraying someone (in explicit imagery or video content) who did not give consent for the person to share his or her image to the […]

    Criminal Stalking Laws – How Does Nevada Compare to Other States?

    Stalking laws are in place to protect people from suffering reasonable fear at the hands of a specific person. Each state defines the crime of stalking differently, and has separate stalking statutes. The Nevada stalking laws have certain requirements, standards, classifications, and repercussions that other states may not have. Learning your rights against stalkers in your state will allow you to […]

    Dehydration—Know the Signs

    No matter where in the country we hail from, most of us will agree that Vegas summers are hot. While residents are used to the seasonal swelter, most vacationers have no idea what they’re getting into. Add free-flowing alcohol from the Strip into the mix, and you have a recipe for disaster. Dehydration is no laughing matter—if it gets bad […]

    Air BnB Liability

    Companies like Air BnB appear to offer win-win situations. Travelers get accommodations with unique charm for less than the cost of an expensive hotel. Renters get to make a little extra money. It seems like the perfect match—until someone destroys your property or is injured on it. This is why understanding Air BnB liability is essential before agreeing on a contract. Property […]