The criminal defense attorneys at the Potter Law Offices know how tempting it is to pit the abilities of one driver against those of another, particularly when each person is driving a souped up sports car. As tempting as it is, it's best to resist that temptation. Drag racing and speed contests are considered reckless driving under Nevada law. Even a person who merely organizes such an event may be charged under NRS 484B.653. Getting behind the wheel isn't necessary at all.
Penalties for being convicted under NRS 484B.653 range from fines and sentences of community service to jail terms and the impounding of vehicles. Many drivers have their licenses suspended or revoked as a result of these charges.
While it isn't always possible to get drag racing charges dismissed, the practitioners at Potter Law Offices still believe in strenuously defending the rights of each and every client. It may be possible to have the charges reduced to breaching the peace, which comes with considerably reduced penalties. There are many defense options to explore. Contact Potter Criminal Defense to learn more.
When most people think of hit and run charges they picture a speeding driver and a vulnerable pedestrian. The reality is that hit and run charges can be brought in a multitude of different scenarios, and that a driver can be charged under NRS 484E.010 even if the accident wasn't their fault.
Nevada law requires drivers to stay on the scene to exchange information with other involved parties and to render aid, if necessary. In some circumstances drivers may also be required to file an accident report. Failure to comply with any of these requirements may result in hit and run charges.
Potter Criminal Defense understands how disorienting the aftermath of a collision is. With their assistance it may be possible for people to keep the incident off their driving record or to have the charges against them reduced or dropped.
The practitioners at the Potter Law Offices have years of experience with offering superior legal services to people charged with hit and run. Don't let a mistake change the course of your life. Contact the Potter Law Offices.
Whether you've been arrested under NRS 200.280 for mayhem or for violating NRS 200.380 for robbery, you're probably wondering what to do next. You're in police custody and you can't help but think about how to get back home as quickly as possible.
In Nevada most people are able to get out of police custody by posting bail. The courts require the posting of bail as an assurance that the defendant will actually show up for their date in court. Most people in police custody are eligible for posting bail and getting out of jail until their trial date. However, there are exceptions to this.
NRS 178.484 spells out the conditions under which a person may be granted or denied bail in Nevada. A person who is accused of capital murder and may be facing life in prison without the possibility of parole is not entitled to bail under state law. This makes it sound like people who are accused of almost any other crime are eligible for bail. However, that may not be the case if a person commits an offense while they are already on parole or probation for an earlier offense.
Because NRS 178.484 is complicated, it's important to have a competent, experienced Nevada criminal defense lawyer on your side. The practitioners at Potter Criminal Defense offer compassionate, sensible legal services right when you need them most.
Mention RICO, and most people tend to think of their favorite mobster movie. Federal RICO laws and the Nevada RICO law were enacted to take down organized crime, but their use has spread over the years. Now all sorts of individuals and groups may be charged under the Nevada RICO laws as defined by NRS 207.350 to NRS 207.520.
Nevada's RICO act features many stipulations and requirements. For instance, the accused parties must have engaged in at least two criminal activities that were in some way connected to racketeering. Those two crimes could be virtually anything from insurance fraud and receiving stolen goods to murder. Additionally, one of the crimes must have occurred after July 1, 1983 with the other criminal act occurring within five years of the crime related to racketeering.
Nevada RICO cases are notoriously complex. Accordingly, it's important to hire a seasoned Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer. The practitioners at the Potter Law Offices are familiar with the Nevada RICO act, and have defended clients against these charges. Because racketeering cases tend to be very involved, it may take several months to bring the matter to a conclusion. Regardless of how long it takes, the Potter criminal defense team is prepared to provide an aggressive defense that could have RICO charges reduced or dropped.
Contact the Potter Law Offices to learn more about your options if you've been charged under the Nevada RICO act. There are defenses available, and the lawyers at Potter provide astute, sensible advice.
Nevada residents are particularly staunch when it comes to the right to own firearms. It's a proud tradition, but it's still important to follow state law. For example, NRS 202.350 says that a weapon cannot be readily observable in order to be considered concealed. Failure to adequately conceal a firearm may result in criminal charges.
The first step toward being able to legally carry a concealed firearm is to obtain a permit. Each county has its own permitting process, and residents must apply in the county where they live. In Clark County this means obtaining an application packet from a station of the LVMPD or from their website. Applicants must complete a firearms qualification course. The instructor of the course signs documentation in the application packet to certify acceptable completion. The applicant then goes to an office of the LVMPD with the packet, identification and means to pay the required fee.
It's essential to fill out all portions of the application packet accurately and completely. Failure to do so may mean the rejection of your application. Keep in mind that it is not legal to carry a concealed firearm until you receive your permit. You must have your permit and identification with you whenever you're carrying a firearm.
If you have violated any of Nevada's concealed carry laws, then you need aggressive, experienced legal representation. Contact the practitioners at the Potter Law Offices. They go the extra mile to understand your situation and while fighting for your rights in court.