• 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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  • 4 Motorcycle Safety Tips to Celebrate Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 6-May-2016

    Many do not know, but May has been deemed Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. During this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hopes that communities and individuals will truly consider the importance of sharing the road with motorcycles. Because motorcycles are much smaller and lighter than larger vehicles, such as passenger cars and trucks, collisions involving motorcycles ...
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  • Don't Drink and Drive This Cinco de Mayo

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 5-May-2016

    As most people already know, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday, which celebrates Mexico’s victory at the Battle of Puebla, which occurred in 1862. While many hold this holiday close to their hearts, many see this day as another holiday in which they can gather with family and friends, enjoy tasty Mexican dishes, and enjoy some delicious alcoholic beverages. Unfortunately, many individuals consume ...
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  • 3 Things You Should Know About DUIs Resulting in Injury

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 15-Apr-2016

    According to Nevada state law, NRS 484C.230, a person can be accused of DUI with Injury if a driver acts negligently and drives while impaired, causing physical harm or death to another person. Although this may seem straightforward, these types of charges can become highly complex. To help you understand more about the law, our Reno DUI defense lawyer has listed three things you should know about ...
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  • The Process of a Criminal Arrest

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

    Typically, the criminal process begins with a stop or an arrest. In most cases, a law enforcement officer can only arrest a person if: The officer has probable cause to believe that the person committed a felony. The officer witnessed the person committing a misdemeanor. There is a warrant for that person’s arrest. Regardless of what the reason may be, when a person is stopped or arrested, ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Miranda Rights

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 25-Mar-2016

    Many individuals believe they can avoid criminal penalties if law enforcement officers fail to read them their Miranda Rights during arrest. However, in most cases, prosecutors are not permitted to use any information a suspect claims during a trial. For this reason, it is important to fully understand the Miranda Rights to safeguard your future, freedom, and rights if you are arrested. To help ...
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  • Medical Condition or DUI?

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

    Law enforcement officers are not infallible machines – they can and often do make mistakes. While officers are trained in alcohol and drug recognition, personal discretion plays a large role in situations where motorists are stopped and evaluated under suspicion of driving under the influence. Nevada and states throughout the country enforce DUI laws that explicitly set the blood alcohol ...
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  • People Arrested for Marijuana DUI's Receive "Not Guilty" Verdicts During Trials

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

    Recently, juries have been forced to acquit Colorado DUI defendants charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. Why? Sources state that because prosecutors are finding it difficult to prove these drivers are actually impaired at the time of arrest, juries are unable to justify why these defendants should be considered guilty. In one case, a jury concluded a “not guilty” ...
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  • Can You Be Arrested for Riding Your Bicycle While Impaired?

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 10-Feb-2016

    According to Nevada DUI laws, bicyclists are not technically breaking any DUI laws when riding under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This is because intoxicated driving regulations apply to motorcycles and vehicles, not electric bicycles or bicycles. However, a person riding a bicycle while drunk can still face serious criminal charges. Nevada state laws state that high or drunk bicyclists may ...
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  • Why You Should Contact an Attorney After a Car Accident

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 25-Jan-2016

    No matter who or what caused a car accident, the aftermath is frightening, tense, and stressful. Although accidents usually happen within split seconds, investigations, police reports, and moving the vehicles from the road can take much more time. During all of these events, it can be easy to forget about contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer immediately after the accident occurs. ...
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  • What are the Penalties for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana?

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 15-Jan-2016

    As many already know, Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws and the some of the harshest penalties for those who break them. But, did you know that drivers can also face heavy fines and serious penalties if caught driving under the influence of marijuana? That’s right. Driving high can land you with some severe consequences. According to Nevada laws, a driver who is impaired by ...
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  • Snowfall in Reno Causes Many Vehicles to Lose Traction

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 7-Jan-2016

    Recently, the roads in Reno have become quite a dangerous place due to the amount of snowfall the city has experienced. On the morning of December 24, over 20 passenger vehicles lost traction and slipped off the roads on Interstate 80. When a Highway Patrol Trooper stopped to help accident victims, a sliding car struck his vehicle. He reports that driving speeds were the main culprit for the large ...
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