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More on Flipping Off the Cops

In March of last year, we posted a Blog about whether it’s legal to flip off the cops. We discussed a federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that held that flipping off a cop is speech protected by the First Amendment. Well, now the North Carolina Supreme...

If I’m Innocent, Why am I in Jail?

In our criminal justice system, one of the hardest things to understand is if you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, why are some people detained in jail while they wait for their trial? It's a good question that unfortunately doesn't have a simple answer....

Is it Illegal to Flip Off a Cop?

Let's say your speeding on US-95 by the Rainbow Curve and you're pulled over by a Nevada Highway Patrol officer. The officer generously gives you a ticket for speeding only 10 miles over the speed limit, even though you were actually going 25 miles over the posted...

Is an Accusation of Rape Evidence?

Recently, the news and social media have been flooded with coverage about the Supreme Court nomination hearings concerning Judge Kavanaugh and the sexual assault accusations made against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Similarly, soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo...

Important New Sealing Records Law Starts October 1, 2017

Last year, this Blog explained the importance of getting your records sealed and the difference between getting your case dismissed and your records sealed. In that blog, we explained the time requirements a person must wait before a person can seal their records....

Speak to Remain Silent!

In a recent unpublished opinion from the Nevada Supreme Court, the highest court in Nevada reminds us all of the importance of two things: It is SUPER important to contact a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney if you are even remotely suspected of...

How the Government can Legally Steal your Property

Did you know that the State of Nevada can legally take your property (i.e., cash, cars, houses) without even charging you with a crime? The process is called "civil forfeiture" and many other States are now either reconsidering their laws on the issue, like New York...

If Arrested, Please STFU!

Most people know that they have the very important right to remain silent when questioned by the police. However, just as important is the right to not talk to ANYONE about your case, especially if you are in custody in jail. The government will listen to all your...

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