• Protect Your Rights: Avoiding Mistakes After a Car Accident

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 10-Nov-2015

    Car accidents can be frightening and overwhelming experiences, but the steps you take immediately after an accident and in the following days, weeks, or months could make the difference for your health. It can also make the difference in your personal injury case - should you choose to file one - and your ability to recover financial compensation for your damages, including your pain and ...
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  • The Volkswagen Diesel-Engine Scandal

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 4-Nov-2015

    In September, Volkswagen was found guilty of building many of their newest diesel-powered vehicles with a “defeat device” that allows these vehicles to pass emissions tests despite the illegal amounts of pollutants these vehicles release. In fact, most of Volkswagen’s diesel-powered vehicles emit up to 40 times in excess of the legal limit of pollutants allowed under federal ...
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  • The Increase in Juvenile Crimes Around Halloween Night

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 12-Oct-2015

    Halloween is a holiday that can be celebrated by persons of all ages. Whether you are dressing up, handing out candies, building a haunted house, or taking the kids to a pumpkin patch, there is something to do for everyone! While Halloween can be an enjoyable time, it is a day and weekend known for the mischievous activities that occur during the evenings. In fact, research states that numerous ...
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  • Is a DUI Considered a Misdemeanor in Nevada?

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 21-Sep-2015

    In Nevada, a DUI is most often considered a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor DUI charges are the result of a first- or second-time DUI offense that has not caused harm, injury, or death to another person. Although misdemeanors are not punished as harshly as felonies, a person can face serious and long-term penalties for a misdemeanor DUI offense. Below is a list of penalties for first-time DUI offenders ...
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  • The Increase of DUI Enforcement on Labor Day Weekend

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 3-Sep-2015

    Over the Labor Day weekend, tons of people will be traveling to other cities to enjoy one of the last weekends of summer. Oftentimes, with an end of summer celebration comes ample amounts fun, food, and alcoholic beverages. Due to an increased likelihood of persons drinking, many law enforcement agencies increase the number of officers on patrol. That means that checkpoints will appear in more ...
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  • Will My DUI Restrict My Gun Ownership Privileges?

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 24-Aug-2015

    State and federal laws can restrict gun ownership to certain types of people that it considers dangerous. Federal law does not allow certain felons to possess a gun, regardless of its intended purpose. While it is perfectly legal to own a firearm in Nevada with the necessary permits, your privileges may be revoked if you are convicted of a felony DUI. Possession alone can be deemed a violation of ...
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  • 7 Ways Underage DUIs are Different from Normal DUIs

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 7-Aug-2015

    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 a 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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  • Are You a Hacker?

    Posted By Lucas Sprenkel || 1-Apr-2015

    In the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama introduced his proposed changes to the cyber security laws. What does this mean for you? With Obama's new proposed laws, simply clicking on a link could make you a criminal. Even sharing a password with a friend could get you into more trouble than you'd expect. Before, hacking was considered something that was meant to defraud ...
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  • Too Much Holiday Spirit May Lead to Your Arrest

    Posted By Lucas Sprenkel || 15-Dec-2014

    RENO, NEV- According to a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) fatal accidents from drinking and driving spike to 52 percent on Christmas and 57 percent on New Years. Compared to the 41 percent for the remaining other times of year. This could result in 1200 people, or up to 40 people a day, losing their lives this holiday season, plus numerous more facing charges for driving under the influence. ...
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  • Do you have you Medical Marijuana Card in Nevada yet?

    Posted By Lucas Sprenkel || 21-Nov-2014

    RENO, NEV – In order to receive ones Medical Cannabis card in the state of Nevada, a person must be diagnosed with a chronic or debilitating condition and reside in the state-lines of Nevada. What constitutes a chronic or debilitating illness? Having any of the following: Aids Glaucoma Seizures (including Epilepsy) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Cachexia (wasting or malnutrition ...
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  • Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Coming To Reno

    Posted By Lucas Sprenkel || 13-Nov-2014

    RENO, NEV – As of November 3, the Nevada department of Health and Human Services has awarded 55 preliminary licenses to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, as well as, over 300 more permits for various types of other medical cannabis businesses. With numerous companies vying for an opportunity, the State was notably generous to those wishing to establish marijuana cultivation sites, approving ...
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  • Boston Bomber Friend’s Trial Delayed

    Posted By Lucas Sprenkel || 8-Nov-2014

    RENO, NEV - It has been officially announced that Federal Judge Woodlock has delayed the sentencing of the two friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of which, Azamat Tazhayakov who is client of Las Vegas Defense Team's Attorney Nicholas Wooldridge, due to the fact that their cases could be affected by a legal question pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Oral ...
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  • Yes on 1 and No on 3

    Posted By Lucas Sprenkel || 2-Oct-2014

    With the November Ballot approaching, initiatives, propositions, and campaigns are in full swing and trying to convince everyone why this or that should or should not be passed. Here at Joey Gilbert Law, we are not different, however, we just want to provide the facts about the propositions we care the most about, and want you to be the judge. We are very passionate about Question 3, the Margin ...
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  • Immigration Hold Requests to be denied by Washoe County Jail

    Posted By Lucas Sprenkel || 11-Sep-2014

    Washoe County Sheriff Michael Haley announced yesterday, Wednesday September 10 th, that people will no longer be jailed due to requests from the feral immigration authorities. In most jails, inmates are processed through a federal system designed to check their immigration status. Those inmates that are suspected of being in the country illegally are flagged and issued a "detainer," ...
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  • Deadly Stabbing Near V.A. Hospital Under Investigation

    Posted By Lucas Sprenkel || 10-Sep-2014

    RENO, NEV. - On Tuesday September 9, 2014, at roughly 7:45 p.m. near the V.A. Hospital, a fight that lead to a stabbing, resulting in a 48-year-old man's death. Police say the man was walking down the street near the corner of Vassar St and Kirman Ave. The suspects were reported as four male juveniles, who were yelling from across the street at the victim. The four juveniles then crossed the ...
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