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Paul J Adras

Paul Adras’s Legal Guides

17 total


  • DUI Convictions In Nevada

    In Nevada, if one is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of an intoxicating liquor or controlled substance can carry severe penalties. The information contained in this guide is designed to provide a summary of the implications of a conviction for DUI.

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  • Record Sealing In Nevada

    Introduction If you've ever been arrested for committing a crime, your criminal arrest record, as well as police and court records, can cause problems for you with employment, housing, and just about

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  • Traffic Citations/Tickets

    The following Information has been prepared to provide the citizen with a basic understanding of the traffic ticket process.

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  • Sentencing Matters

    The following information is designed to provide a summary of the sentencing process.

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  • Trials

    A trial is a court proceeding that takes place before either a jury or a judge. During the trial, the jury or judge examines and reviews facts and law applicable and relevant to the case.

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  • Pretrial Motions

    Criminal defense attorneys often find the preparation and filing of pretrial motions to be good tools in the preparation of their cases for trial. One common example of a pretrial motion is the motion to suppress evidence, and there are a number of reasons why a defense attorney...

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  • Arraignment in District Court

    Following the preliminary hearing (see legal guide entitled "The Preliminary Hearing"), if the justice court judge determines that the State has met the burden of proof, the judge will bind the case and defendant over to district court. The justice court judge then schedules a s...

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  • The Preliminary Hearing

    In Nevada, if a defendant is charged with either a gross misdemeanor or a felony, the court will schedule the matter for a preliminary hearing in the county's justice court facility. Following the preliminary hearing, the judge determines if probable cause exists to bind the def...

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  • The Plea Bargain

    The Plea Bargain The plea bargain is an accepted, necessary and critical component of the criminal justice system throughout the entire United States. The term "plea bargain" refers to an agreement, usually in writing, in a criminal case in which the prosecutor and the defendan...

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  • The Pretrial Hearing

    In a misdemeanor case prosecuted in a city's municipal court facility, at the initial arraignment the judge will generally set the matter for a pretrial hearing. During the pretrial hearing, defense counsel and the deputy city attorney usually discuss resolving the case without ...

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