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  • When criminal cases involve extensive forensic evidence, sifting through this evidence in order to prepare for trial can be cumbersome. Defense attorneys can become more familiar with this type of evidence while also meeting their continuing education requirements by attending a seminar here in Las Vegas. Titled “Making Sense of Science”, this seminar is intended to increase attorney knowledge of technology and forensic evidence. The seminar will be held on April 5th and 6th at the Cosmopolitan hotel. Early registration will be available on April 3, 2013. This continuing legal education seminar is being hosted by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. These organizations are authorized to teach continuing education courses to

    Jan 25,
  • Parallels, Differences seen in Popular TV Show It’s no accident that the popular television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation takes place here in Las Vegas. After all, our own local crime lab is the second-busiest one in the country. The busiest one is actually the FBI’s crime lab located in Quantico, VA, so it could be safe to say that the Vegas lab is the busiest among state or local facilities in the nation. Many people are unaware of the fact that the equipment featured in this television series is actually working equipment that was either purchased or donated especially for the set. The cameras used by the actors are also working and functional. Although the equipment is functional, tests

    Jan 04,
  • O.J. Simpson could Receive new Trial In 2007, O.J. Simpson received a sentence of nine to 33 years in prison for his role in a 2007 robbery in Las Vegas. Simpson was attempting to recover sports memorabilia he claims was stolen from him after his acquittal on double murder charges. At the time of his sentencing, Simpson was 60 years old, and it was anticipated he would spend the rest of his natural life in prison. That could change, as attorneys for the former NFL star have been somewhat successful at an appeals attempt. On October 19th, Clark County, Nevada judge Linda Bell agreed to consider 18 of 22 issues raised by appellate attorneys for Simpson. Among some of the

    Nov 16,
  • Some Nevada Citizens may be Legally Prohibited from Voting This election season, some Nevada citizens will be unable to cast their ballot at all. That’s because they are banned from voting altogether. A little-known Nevada law makes it possible to restrain citizens from voting if they have been previously convicted of a felony. In Nevada, felonies are considered either violent or non-violent. Those who have been convicted of a non-violent felony are able to vote again after they have effectively served their sentence. This means full payment of any court costs or fines charged by the judicial system. People who were convicted of a violent felony will not fare as well. These individuals do not automatically have their voting rights

    Nov 05,
  • Sealing Court Records Record sealing is the process that legally restricts public access to documents associated with a case in the legal system. Examples include arrests, acquittals, convictions and dismissals. The practice enables individuals to get a fresh start without the burden of their previous criminal record. After the court approves your request, it is deemed that the event never occurred. According to Nevada Statute 179.285, you are not required to disclose the matter on employment applications. The state keeps the records in the event that you are involved in future legal proceedings or certain agencies need access to your files, such as the Gaming Commission. The process to seal records can differ between jurisdictions. It also varies between civil

    Jul 30,

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