Nevada’s Sentencing Commission: Will It Reduce The Prison Population?

The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country on the planet.  Yet, it has little to show for it. Crime rates, rates of recidivism, and overall fairness in the criminal justice system are not vastly better in the United States than in other countries even though we incarcerate vastly more people….


The Importance of Remaining Silent

It’s human nature to want to defend yourself. Most people can’t resist trying to explain their conduct to police when confronted with questioning. The urge to confess or the need to talk your way out of trouble is irresistible. The police know this and take advantage of it every day. What a person does when they…


At What Point Does A Criminal Bail Amount Become Excessive?

The 8th Amendment to the Constitution includes specific protection against excessive bail; but it can be difficult to determine at what point bail becomes “excessive.” What Bail Is: When a person is charged with a crime, he or she is frequently released from jail and allowed to await trial at home in exchange for presenting…


Illegal Re-entry Defense: What Are My Options?

Illegal Re-entry Defense: What Are My Options? In the past few years, illegal re-entry has topped statistics as one of the most prosecuted federal offenses. Instead of being deported, these individuals now face harsh criminal charges and jail time. Fortunately, an illegal re-entry case does not have to be faced alone. If you or a loved…


Judge decides DA has conflict

The following article was taken from the LVRJ. By Carri Geer Thevenot LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Posted: May 10, 2012 | 2:00 a.m. A Clark County judge disqualified District Attorney Steve Wolfson from prosecuting a felony drunken driving case after finding “that a true and extreme conflict of interest exists” between Wolfson and the defendant, a…