Joey Gilbert Law Blog

  • Which Family Members Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Nevada?

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 22-Sep-2016

    When a catastrophic accident occurs and a person suffers fatal injuries as a result, the family members of the victim will undoubtedly suffer emotional distress. Although there will be a need for the family to move through a period of mourning, it is also important that the family of the deceased person understands their legal rights. According to the laws of Nevada, certain family members can ...
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  • Attorney John Stephenson Challenges Methods Used to Gather Evidence in High Profile DUI Case

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 29-Aug-2016

    According to a recent article published by KRNV NBC Reno, Washoe District Judge Lidia Stiglich did not agree with arguments calling a blood draw in a suspected DUI case unconstitutional. Attorney John Stephenson, who is defending the suspect, is challenging how Reno police gather evidence in these cases. He argues that the suspect’s constitutional rights were violated when law enforcement ...
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  • Joey Gilbert Law Attorney Discusses Nevada's Marijuana DUI Law With News 4

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 17-Aug-2016

    As trends would lead us to believe, marijuana is here to stay. With more medical marijuana programs throughout the country and more states pushing to legalize pot, its clear many Americans are making their voices heard. Although some states are decriminalizing or even legalizing weed, there are still concerns over how it should be used responsibly, especially when it comes to driving. Chief among ...
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  • The Importance of Being Fully Covered

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 21-Jul-2016

    When a person is involved in a car accident, they may experience anxiety and worry about various factors. One of the most common factors that car accident victims worry about includes whether or not that person’s insurance policy will cover the damages resulting from the accident. Unfortunately, many individuals do not understand how insurance works or the various forms of insurance that can ...
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  • When is a DUI a Felony in Nevada?

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 20-Jul-2016

    In most DUI cases in Nevada, drivers are charged with misdemeanors. Although the consequences of a misdemeanor conviction can be serious – including license penalties, hefty fines and fees, and terms of imprisonment – they are not as severe as penalties posed by felonies. As such, anyone facing a felony DUI charge should understand the stakes are higher in these cases, and the need for ...
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  • 4 Tips to Maintain Your Car During the Last Summer Months

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 11-Jul-2016

    In the state of Nevada, the summer months and weather can be tough on your vehicle. For this reason, motorists must ensure their vehicles are cared for to prevent auto accidents caused by dry tires, overheating, and cracked internal hoses. To help, our Reno car accident lawyers have listed four helpful tips you may want to consider to keep your vehicle safe for the remainder of summer: 1. Always ...
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  • 10 Firework Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe on Fourth of July

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 30-Jun-2016

    With Fourth of July just around the corner, many families and groups of friends are planning holiday evenings full of food, drinks, and, of course, fireworks. While these engaging, firework shows can be entertaining for people of all ages, these items can be dangerous if people using or supplying these fireworks are not careful. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and ...
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  • 7 Ways Underage DUIs are Different from Normal DUIs

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 13-Jun-2016

    Drinking and driving is a serious crime, no matter what the age. However, persons under the age of 21 are considered minors and are subject to some unique laws and punishments if convicted of DUI. In Nevada, law enforcement implements a “zero tolerance” policy. This policy states that a minor with a blood-alcohol content of at least 0.02 will be arrested for a DUI. However, this is ...
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  • Public Hearing to Discuss Medical Marijuana Misconduct Scheduled for July 7

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 8-Jun-2016

    According to a report released by the Supreme Court of Nevada, on July 7, the court will review a comment regarding the state rules of professional conduct for attorneys and how they interact with Nevada’s medical marijuana laws. As of now, the Supreme Court is welcoming comments from the public and lawyers regarding the proposed comment and whether other changes to state laws are necessary. ...
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  • Physicians are Being Prosecuted for Underprescribing and Overprescribing Patients with Pain Medication

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 1-Jun-2016

    Recently, the federal government has been prosecuting various physicians for prescribing individuals with the following controlled substances in order to treat pain: Oxycontin Codeine Tramadol Methadone Norco Sources state that there is a relatively undefined line between under-prescribing patients with pain medication and over-prescribing patients with pain medication. Both of these situations ...
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  • Why Drivers Should Carry Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 31-May-2016

    Following a vehicle accident, individuals involved may experience high levels of stress, anxiety, and worry due to concerns regarding insurance coverage, medical costs, and other expenses. Thankfully, in the state of Nevada, drivers are required to carry various insurance levels in case they are involved in or cause a car accident. Below is a list of the minimum amount of insurance levels each ...
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  • About Nevada's Laws Against Distracted Driving

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 23-May-2016

    On January 1, 2012, the state of Nevada banned texting, the ability to access the internet, and the use of hand-held cell phones while driving to persons of all ages. When the law was enacted, the Nevada Highway Patrol noticed positive results in that very few offenders were repeat offenders, meaning these laws were and have been effective. But, why did Nevada find it necessary to enact such laws? ...
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  • Recent Oxycodone Pill Mill Bust May Lead to Increases in Overdose Rates and Drug Possession Arrests

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 17-May-2016

    Last month, Reno law enforcement officers and federal agents discovered an alleged oxycodone pill mill, which is a process that includes a clinic, doctor, or pharmacy who prescribes or dispenses narcotics with no legitimate medical purpose. Now, Reno law enforcement agencies and local medical professionals are awaiting a spike in overdose rates throughout the area. According to the Washoe County ...
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  • How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 16-May-2016

    After a person is involved in a serious or harmful accident, that individual may be entitled to receiving financial compensation. For this reason, if you sustain injuries during an accident and believe the other driver should be held liable for those harms, an experienced personal injury attorney can determine the value of your claim and pursue the monetary compensation you deserve in as little ...
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  • Are Legal Limits for Pot Usage While Driving Arbitrary?

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 13-May-2016

    Every state has a method to determine whether a driver was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. However, many states and their law enforcement officers find it extremely difficult to determine whether a driver who was smoking marijuana was actually high while driving. To remedy this problem, some states have enacted laws, which specify the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly ...
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