Criminal Law

Understanding the Differences Between State and Federal Crimes

By ethicalseo | February 10, 2020 | Criminal Law

When an individual is accused of breaking the law, the alleged crime plays a significant part in the charges and possible judgment. One of the main ways that the legal process can vary is whether the crime is considered a state or a federal offense. The agencies that investigate the crimes, the courts, and the […]

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Breaking Down DUI Laws in Nevada

By The Law Offices of Karen A. Connolly | November 18, 2019 | Criminal Law

State residents and visitors should understand the driving under the influence (DUI) laws in Nevada and their consequences. The penalties can be expensive and harsh, especially when they affect one’s ability to legally operate a vehicle in the future. Learn the laws and fines associated with a conviction to better help with the search for […]

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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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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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