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DOCUMENT YOUR CASE TO HELP GET THE MOST FAVORABLE OUTCOME Technology helps make our lives a little easier and streamlined. Who would give up the convenience our smartphones and watches have added to our lives? Benefits include staying in touch with family, keeping...

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Drug Crime Defense in Las Vegas

DRUG CRIME DEFENSE IN LAS VEGAS REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY We all know America has a drug problem. Living in southern Nevada, a party center of the world, drugs are prevalent across our valley. Unfortunately, many southern Nevadans get swept into the drug...

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Relocation of Children in Las Vegas

RELOCATION OF CHILDREN IN LAS VEGAS THROUGH THE COURT Relocation of Children in Las Vegas can be a very complex issue in the Nevada court system. You should retain counsel if you have this as an issue due to the complexity of these cases. Family is an essential part...

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Are You a Victim of Sex Crimes?

SEX CRIMES We live in a sexual world. By and large, most relations between any mix of partners is consensual. Unfortunately, and especially as the #metoo movement has shown us, that is not always the case. Nevada’s rate for rape and sexual assault is consistently...

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Las Vegas Criminal Defense Case Makes Headlines

DOUGLAS CRAWFORD LAW'S LATEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASE MAKES HEADLINES Click here to read the full story In the Las Vegas Review Journal. Douglas Crawford is representing Michael Logan, who has been charged in connection with the shooting death of his 2-year-old son....

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This Could Save Your Marriage

Are You Considering Legal Separation in Las Vegas? Legal Separation in Las Vegas can be a scary idea! In our complex and ever-changing world, our personal and business lives can go through challenging times. For example, if your marriage is in crisis you might be...

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Has Your Ex Turned Your Child Against You?

Have You Been Alienated? Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), introduced by Dr. Richard Gardner in 1985, can severely impact your life if you are in separation or divorce proceedings and have children’s custody to consider. We all want what’s best for children. Your...

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Child Custody Modification in Las Vegas

How to Change Custody The only true constant in life is change. That’s not just a cliché, it’s how the world works. And if you have children and you have a custody agreement, your life changes just as every day your children grow and change themselves. You need an...

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Were You Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident?

We all know southern Nevada roads can be dangerous—there’s nothing worse than getting stuck on the 15 or 215 because of an accident. Insurance rates in the Las Vegas area consistently rank in the top third of American urban centers. Rates for motorcycle riders are...

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Are You Getting the Child Support You Deserve?

Children are a source of joy. Whatever may happen to your marriage or domestic partnership, you need to make sure your rights and their rights get the best representation. You need to set an example for them and set them up for success. You need expert advice. You...

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Should You Get A Premarital Agreement?

Premarital Agreements in Las Vegas Everything begins with love—none of us would be here if two people hadn’t found some happiness. Yet love in story and love in reality can be very different. If you’re considering a life-altering decision like marriage, a prenuptial...

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Should You Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

If You've Been Involved In A Serious Accident Then You Need A Serious Attorney We live in a world of unfortunate accidents, some far more serious than others. If you’ve been involved in an accident, whether at work or home or in this great big world of ours, and got...

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How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

The Nevada Revised Statutes offer guidelines regarding domestic violence and custody of children: NRS 125C.230 Presumption concerning custody when court determines that parent or other person seeking custody of child is perpetrator of domestic violence. If the court...

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Best Interest of the Child(ren) Governs Child Custody

The Nevada Revised Statutes provide clear guidelines for child custody and other matters regarding the best interest of a child (or children) in a case of separation or divorce: NRS 125C.0035 Best interests of child: Joint physical custody; preferences: The primary...

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When can a Third Party Obtain Custody of Your Child?

The Nevada Revised Statutes offer guidelines as to how a third party could take custody of a child: NRS 152C.004 Award of custody to person other than parent. In order for the court to make an order awarding custody of a child to someone other than his or her natural...

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How do I Obtain Visitation with my Child?

The Nevada Revised Statutes provide guidelines regarding child visitation: NRS 125C.010 Order awarding visitation rights must define rights with particularity and specify habitual residence of child. Any order giving visitation rights to any party for a minor child...

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What is Assault under Nevada Law?

The Nevada Revised Statutes provide clear definitions for assault and battery: NRS 200.471 Assault: Definitions; penalties “Assault” means unlawfully attempting to use physical force against another person or intentionally placing another person in reasonable...

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How is Harassment Handled in Las Vegas?

The Nevada Revised Statutes contain clear descriptions of what constitutes harassment: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/nrs-200.html#NRS200Sec571 Anyone without lawful authority who threatens to cause bodily injury to someone, to cause physical damage to someone’s...

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What Defines A Battery Under Nevada Law?

The Nevada Revised Statutes provide a clear definition of battery: NRS 200.481 Battery: Definitions; penalties. “Battery” means any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another. If battery is not committed with a deadly weapon and no...

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What Constitutes the crime of Child Abuse?

Child abuse is a sad and terrible part of our world. The Nevada Revised Statutes contain detailed descriptions of what child abuse consists of: NRS 200.508 Abuse, neglect or endangerment of child: Penalties; definitions. A person who willfully causes a child who is...

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How is Child Pornography Defined & Punished?

Due to the explosion of the internet and other means of distributing media, child pornography is on the rise worldwide. It is a serious crime and carries with it strong penalties. That is why you need the best lawyer you can get to defend your rights! The Nevada...

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What is Murder?

The Nevada Revised Statutes provide a very clear definition of murder: NRS 200.010 “Murder” defined. Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being. There are levels of murder: with malice aforethought, express or implied; caused by a controlled substance which was...

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What is Manslaughter?

The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly define manslaughter: NRS 200.040 “Manslaughter” defined. Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being, without malice express or implied, and without any mixture of deliberation. Typically, manslaughter is voluntary, in the...

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What are the Penalties for Property Crimes?

Property crimes (i.e. theft or damage) are very common and the specific penalties for them vary based on the value of the property in question. The Nevada Revised Statutes define the consequences of property crimes very clearly: NRS 193.155 Penalty for public offense...

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What is False Imprisonment?

While rare, false imprisonment is a serious offense. The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly state the definition of this crime: NRS 200.460 Definition; penalties. 1. False imprisonment is an unlawful violation of the personal liberty of another, and consists in...

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What is Sexual Assault?

One of the most awful things that can happen to someone is to be a victim of a sexual assault. The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly define this crime: NRS 200.366 Sexual assault: Definition; penalties; exclusions. 1. A person is guilty of sexual assault if he or she:...

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What is Cyberbullying?

In the digital age, electronic crimes are being taken more and more seriously, especially those involving cyber-bullying. The Nevada Revised Statutes provide a detailed definition of this crime: NRS 200.900 Penalties; definitions. 1. A minor shall not knowingly and...

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Enhancements for Crimes Committed with a Gun

Using a firearm or other potentially deadly weapon in the commission of a crime brings with it additional penalties. The Nevada Revised Statutes are clear on this matter: NRS 193.165  Additional penalty: Use of deadly weapon or tear gas in commission of crime;...

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What is Kidnapping?

Using a firearm or other potentially deadly weapon in the commission of a crime brings with it additional penalties. The Nevada Revised Statutes are clear on this matter: NRS 193.165  Additional penalty: Use of deadly weapon or tear gas in commission of crime;...

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What is Robbery?

Using a firearm or other potentially deadly weapon in the commission of a crime brings with it additional penalties. The Nevada Revised Statutes are clear on this matter: NRS 193.165  Additional penalty: Use of deadly weapon or tear gas in commission of crime;...

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What is a Felony?

The Nevada Revised Statutes make detailed categories of felonies. Depending upon the crime, the punishment can go from moderate to severe: NRS 193.130 Categories and punishment of felonies. 1.  Except when a person is convicted of a category A felony, and except as...

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What is a Crime?

While it may seem obvious from television and media, the definition of a crime is not always as simple as you might think. There are levels to crimes, and the Nevada Revised Statutes offer detailed definitions of what constitutes a specific criminal activity:...

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Who Can Be Charged with a Crime?

The Nevada Revised Statutes are very clear on who can be charged with a crime: NRS 195.010 Classifications of parties to crimes. Parties to crimes are classified as: 1. Principals; and 2. Accessories. A principal is every person concerned in the commission of a...

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What is Obstructing a Police Officer?

Strange as it may seem, this is a very common occurrence. The Nevada Revised Statutes are very clear on this issue: NRS 197.190 Obstructing public officer. Every person who, after due notice, shall refuse or neglect to make or furnish any statement, report or...

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What is Conspiracy?

A common occurrence in life and not just television, conspiracy is a serious crime, clearly defined by the Nevada Revised Statutes: NRS 199.480 Penalties. 1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, whenever two or more persons conspire to commit murder, robbery,...

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What is the Punishment for Attempting to Commit a Crime?

Even attempt to commit a crime can bring jail time. The Nevada Revised Statutes state this principle clearly: NRS 193.330 Punishment for attempts. 1. An act done with the intent to commit a crime, and tending but failing to accomplish it, is an attempt to commit that...

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Under What Circumstances Can Penalties be Enhanced?

The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly state circumstances for enhanced penalties for various crimes: Per NRS  193.166  Additional penalty: Felony committed in violation of order for protection or order to restrict conduct; restriction on probation. Enhanced penalties...

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Your Divorce Case

Divorce can be very traumatic and sad, especially if children are involved. That’s why you need an expert to guide you through the process and counsel you through the emotional impact of your case. I have been handling divorce cases in Nevada since 1985 and know...

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Your Rights as a Parent

While it may seem fairly obvious and easy to determine parental rights, the issue can be clouded by many complicated factors. Being parent to a child is one of the most important responsibilities you will ever take on. Your rights as the parent with custody of the...

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Emancipation of a Minor

In the state of Nevada, minors have rights. Whether you are a minor or a parent, you need to know how to ensure your rights are protected, especially if you have been affected by a disability. As a minor, and depending on your situation, you may be able to free...

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Adoption of Children and Adults

If you are considering adoption you need to understand your rights, as well as the rights of the child or adult you may be adopting. The Nevada Revised Statutes provide for adoption in most circumstances, but the language can often be complex and confusing. You need...

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Child Support Actions Between Two Different States

One of the most difficult situations in life comes when parents of a child or children separate. Whatever led to the breaking of the relationship, if you are the parent with custody you must ensure that you get proper compensation for the support of your children....

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Termination of Parental Rights

Under Nevada law, the state tries to preserve and strengthen family life in order to improve the lives of its citizens, especially children, who are the future. As bad as divorce can be between individuals and for society at large, there are times when it becomes...

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Rights of husband and wife in a marriage

When you enter into a marriage, both husband and wife accrue certain rights and obligations. If you have questions about what some of those rights or duties might be, you’ve come to the right person. Some rights are obvious, like those of property. Unless you have a...

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What is a domestic partnership?

When you’re looking for an attorney you need to choose someone right for you. I’m an expert in these matters, an aggressive litigator who will work tirelessly to give you the best representation you can get. Before you even come in and meet me, you may find some...

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Premarital Agreements

When you’re considering a major life decision like marriage, you might want to prepare yourself for any event down the road. For some people, premarital agreements, sometimes called prenuptial agreements, make sense for them. I can guide you through the process to...

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