Child Support Hearing Questions in Nevada

By The Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly | September 15, 2016 | Family Law

If you have been served with a summons to appear at a child support hearing in Nevada, or have requested that your co-parent appear at one, you probably have many questions about your rights and responsibilities. This post will discuss what to expect at a child support hearing and how to prepare yourself for what […]

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Sealing a Criminal Record in Nevada

By The Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly | April 28, 2016 | Criminal Law

This article was last updated on April 28, 2016 A criminal record can hurt your chances at finding work or being approved for a loan. Even a conviction for a minor criminal offense, such as petty theft, that occurred years ago can prevent you from being considered for certain types of jobs, credit and loans, […]

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Nevada Self-defense Laws

By The Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly | February 24, 2016 | Criminal Law

Nevada self-defense laws protect a person from being punished when that person uses justifiable force against another person in a circumstances where force is necessary to protect themselves, a loved one, another person needing assistance, or their property. Karen A. Connolly is an aggressive criminal defense lawyer with over 20 years of experience and track […]

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Do’s and Don’ts: Divorce in the Internet Age

By The Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly | October 28, 2015 | Quizzes

The things you say and do on the web and on your phone can significantly impact on the outcome of your divorce. Mistakes you make on social media, email, and over text messages can have a negative impact on a variety of divorce issues including child custody, spousal support, division of assets, and everything in between. Complete this quiz to learn how to avoid making the most common mistakes.

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Nevada Prescription Drug Laws and Penalties

By The Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly | August 25, 2014 | Criminal Law

Understanding Nevada Law for Prescription Drugs In Nevada, unlawful possession or sale of prescription drugs is punished just as harshly as possession or sale of street drugs like cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy. Police officers in Clark County, Nevada have significantly increased prescription drug law enforcement efforts in recent years in response to a rise in […]

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Nevada Ecstasy Laws and Penalties

By The Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly | | Criminal Law

Though Las Vegas is known as “Sin City,” residents and visitors to Clark County, Nevada are subject to strict drug laws. A conviction for possession of MDMA, or “ecstasy,” in Nevada carries a potential prison term and the possibility of costly fines. If you have been charged with an ecstasy-related offense in Clark County, Nevada, […]

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Penalties for Possession of Cocaine in Nevada

By The Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly | August 22, 2014 | Criminal Law

The strict penalties for people convicted of possessing cocaine in Clark County stand in stark contrast to Las Vegas’s reputation as “Sin City.” A conviction for possession of cocaine in Nevada carries a potential prison term and the possibility of high fines. If you have been charged with a cocaine-related offense in Clark County, Nevada, […]

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How Social Media Can Impact Your Divorce, Child Custody, or Child Support Case

By The Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly | June 3, 2014 | Family Law

In recent years, it has become common practice to use evidence gathered from social media websites in all types of family law cases. Evidence from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, dating websites, and blogs is now routinely used in divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, and visitation cases. Sometimes, this type of evidence is introduced in […]

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Karen A. Connolly Secures Reversal of Murder Conviction

By The Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly | April 22, 2014 | Press Releases

Karen A. Connolly has secured the reversal of a first-degree murder conviction of a father who claims that he accidentally shot his wife, the mother of his child. In a thoughtful and persuasive opinion issued last month, the Honorable District Judge Abbi Silver of the Eighth Judicial District Court determined that Mauricio Melendez was denied […]

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