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  • How Legal Weed Will Influence Nevada's Drugged Driving Laws

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 3-Jan-2017

    In Nevada, you can be found guilty of “driving under the influence” just for having a certain level of marijuana in your system. In fact, it’s against the law to drive with virtually any marijuana metabolites in your blood or urine – even if they’re inactive. What does this mean for recreational cannabis users looking to light up in Nevada? By law, this means you ...
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  • What Does Negligence Mean in a Car Accident Case?

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 12-Dec-2016

    Numerous factors are used to determine who is liable for injuries or damages that result from a car accident. In most cases, the person who is held responsible for the damages is considered negligent. But, what is negligence and what elements make up a negligence claim in car accident cases? Because each driver is expected to use care in order to avoid injury to pedestrians, passengers, or other ...
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  • Protect Your Rights: Avoiding Mistakes After a Car Accident

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

    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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  • Authorities Brace for Crime During Halloween

    Posted By Joey Gilbert Law || 24-Oct-2016

    While Halloween can be a great time for trick-or-treating, costume parties, and other festivities, it is also a time when the crime rate tends to rise. Whether this is due to young mischief, lapses in judgment, or more serious offenses is not always clear. What is clear, however, is that law enforcement will be on the lookout for common crimes committed during this time of year, and that ...
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  • 4 Things You Should Know About Probable Cause in Relation to DUIs

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

    A law enforcement officer is required to have probable cause that a driver has acted unlawfully in order to pull the driver over. Because probable cause can be difficult to understand in relation to DUIs, our Reno criminal defense lawyers at Joey Gilbert Law have listed four things you should know: 1. An injury or accident can be considered suitable probable cause. If a driver is involved in a ...
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  • 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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