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Paul J Adras

Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Arrested for Domestic Violence, was there a several hours and charge was denied. Was I still convicted or charged in any way.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Paul J Adras
    2. Carlos Blumberg
    3. Catherine Cleveland
    3 lawyer answers

    If you were arrested for this crime in Las Vegas, the record of the arrest will be on your SCOPE, or criminal history record, with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. It may also appear on your state and federal criminal history record as well. Based on your question, it is likely that the record of the arrest does show up on your state criminal history record. Since the charges were denied by the prosecuting agency, you were most likely not formally charged with the crime. You...

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  2. What if I plead not guilty and meant to plead guilty to my 2nd dui and running red light?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Boris A. Avramski
    2. Peter John Marek
    3. Paul J Adras
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    5. Peter Christian Komar
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    If you were convicted of the first offense DUI four years ago, your new DUI will be charged as a second offense DUI. In Nevada, DUI penalties increase for a second offense, but it is still a misdemeanor. A third DUI offense within seven years is charged as a felony in Nevada. If no one was with you when you appeared in court, the court should have given you time to retain counsel, or should have appointed the public defender to represent you. Based on your question, it appears that you may...

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  3. What can an employer in NV find out about fingerprints on file. Will misdemeanor charges show?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ross Carl Goodman
    2. Derek Anthony Patrin
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. Paul J Adras
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5 lawyer answers

    If your DUI was in Las Vegas, your local criminal record, through the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, is available. You should go to the LVMPD offices and request a copy of your SCOPE, or criminal history report, from them. After you get your SCOPE you will have a good idea of what your employer may be able to access. Your national criminal history database may be accessible via the Nevada Central Repository, which is operated by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, or through...

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  4. What is the average cost of having criminal records sealed in NV?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul J Adras
    2. Ross Carl Goodman
    3. William Berry Palmer
    3 lawyer answers

    In Nevada, Category A and B felonies cannot be sealed for a minimum of 15 years from the date you were released from custody, or from the date you were discharged from parole or probation, whichever is later. Category C and D felonies cannot be sealed for a minimum of 12 years. Category E felonies and gross misdemeanors cannot be sealed for a minimum of 7 years. Most misdemeanors can be sealed after two years. Misdemeanor battery/domestic violence and DUI convictions cannot be sealed for 7...

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  5. Can Alcohol ankle monitors detect marijuana?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ross Carl Goodman
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Paul J Adras
    3 lawyer answers

    The alcohol monitoring device, or SCRAM, specifically detects alcohol only. There are other testing methods that can detect marijuana and other drugs. If you are not a regular user of marijuana, then being around others for a short period of time probably will not result in a positive drug test for marijuana. Marijuana is a lipid soluble substance, meaning that it absorbs into fat cells, and is excreted by the body slowly over a period of days or weeks, depending on how much one uses. You...

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  6. I'm 19 i just arrested 3 weeks ago for theft and burglary i got charged with 2 felonies what am i facing when i go to court?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Paul J Adras
    1 lawyer answer

    You should appear in court, and advise the judge you are in the process of retaining counsel, and request a continuance of the court date. You are facing serious charges, and you should consult with a Nevada criminal defense attorney immediately to go over your options. Regards, Paul J. Adras, Esq. 4532 W Charleston Blvd Las Vegas NV 89102 (702) 463-4200

  7. What will be the sentencing from the judge for 2nd dui in lasvegas? The first was in 2005 and the 2nd in 2011

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Paul J Adras
    2. John B. Shook
    3. Erick Masten Platten
    3 lawyer answers

    If you were convicted DUI first offense within the past seven years, you will be charged with DUI second offense. For specific penalties for DUI second offense, please refer to my legal guide entitled "DUI Convictions in Nevada." You should consult with a Nevada DUI attormey right away.

  8. My wife press charges agaisnt me for domestic violence?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Paul J Adras
    1 lawyer answer

    Once the police investigate and forward the information to the prosecuting agency, the prosecuting agency will determine whether to file a criminal complaint against you. There are a number of steps you can take to properly and vigorously defend yourself. For further information please visit www.batterydomesticviolence.com

  9. Will I be drug tested at my trial date?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Paul J Adras
    2. Stephen D Aarons
    3. Theodore W. Robinson
    3 lawyer answers

    To best answer this question, I would need to know the reason you were stopped, and the reason for the search. In other words, I need to review the discovery in the case before making specific recommendations to you. While it is possible that the court could test you for the presence of drugs at the next court date, it is very uncommon for this to happen in the Las Vegas, Nevada area if you have no prior criminal history. You will want a laywer to represent you in this case.

  10. How do I respond to a job application or employer about a Domes. Violence conviction I plead no contest to?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Paul J Adras
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3 lawyer answers

    If the application and/or employer asks you to disclose criminal convictions, then you will have to disclose your battery/domestic violence conviction on the application and/or to your employer. The factual scenario is not important, unless the application or employer asks for an explanation. In Nevada, if you pled no contest, the judge most likely adjudicated you guilty of the offense. You cannot have a criminal conviction expunged in Nevada. Rather, you may be able to go through the...

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