Chinks in the Armor of Justice

Chinks in the Armor of Justice; Lessons Learned from Breonna Taylor Bad facts make bad law. We don’t have many facts in this case, and that’s a big part of the problem.  Breonna’s death is a huge tragedy.  The question is, was it preventable?  For both the benefit of the police and of potential victims,… Continue reading Chinks in the Armor of Justice

I’M LISTENING

For over a week now, I’ve been drafting a blog about systemic racism and how the events in Kenosha, Wisconsin epitomized our racial divide. With more pondering, I realized that I was addressing the wrong issue. People have stopped listening to each other on this topic. Opinions have already been made and set in stone.… Continue reading I’M LISTENING

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing

Saturday night I watched in horror as my beloved city of Reno was barraged with rioting, looting, burning, tagging, vandalizing, tear gas, rubber bullets, and rocks. In real time on social media, I witnessed the messages of shock, outrage, and extreme vehemence of this destruction by my fellow Renoites.  And I wondered, “Where was this… Continue reading The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing

Crisis in Isolation: Deescalating Domestic Violence

And just like that, most of us have shifted to a “work from home” self-quarantine society. This is unprecedented territory for many of us. Some of us may handle this shift differently than others. Introverts who typically revel in quiet isolation will be content, right in their element.  Although other introverts, like my lovely wife,… Continue reading Crisis in Isolation: Deescalating Domestic Violence

How Does Intoxication Effect Consent?

I’ve been thinking about consent for quite some time. I want to start by saying I completely agree with the 10 state jurisdictions who have put into law that voluntary intoxication leads to an inability to consent to sex. A person who, for whatever reason, would be unable to stand before a judge and enter a plea,… Continue reading How Does Intoxication Effect Consent?

To Prosecute is Human, To Defend Divine

“How can you defend someone who is guilty?” In law school, this was a question that I deeply pondered. Even though I was passionate about pursuing criminal law, I wondered if I could ever feel ethically confident defending a client who clearly had broken the law. As a young, naïve law student, I didn’t think… Continue reading To Prosecute is Human, To Defend Divine

Justice v. Compassion

As an immigration and criminal attorney in Nevada, I am bound to the laws of our land. I love and respect our country’s constitution.  While upholding these precepts I hold dear, I find I am also able to show compassion for those clients I serve. I do this by protecting their rights that our great… Continue reading Justice v. Compassion

Question: I was told I can’t be on my company’s auto policy because I have a ticket. Can I have the record sealed?

In order to completely answer this question, first we need to clarify a few things. In Nevada, there are only three categories of criminal activity: Felonies Gross misdemeanors Misdemeanors Many other states will have different levels, including infractions or citations. If you receive any kind of citation in Nevada, it is a misdemeanor citation. So, anytime… Continue reading Question: I was told I can’t be on my company’s auto policy because I have a ticket. Can I have the record sealed?

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!!!

July 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays. I was always fascinated by the Revolutionary War. Concord and Lexington. Guerilla warfare. The ultimate underdog. Farmers, blacksmiths, normal people standing up against a corrupt government and fighting for rights. These freedoms and rights are the reason I love the law. The Constitution is an… Continue reading HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!!!