As was recently reported by Action 13 News, a local man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana (the full article is available here, http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/171085231.html).   According to the article, Las Vegas SWAT officers executed a search warrant on a home located near the 800 block of East Vegas Valley Drive.  Law enforcement allegedly recovered more than 200 marijuana plants which they claim have a value of over $700,000.00.   The man who was taken into custody was allegedly arrested in another marijuana growing operation last year near Pahrump, Nevada.

Additionally, on September 13, 2012, another marijuana growing operation was busted by law enforcement on public lands near Mt. Charleston, which lies just outside of Las Vegas (the full article is available here, http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/169723956.html).  Marijuana is commonly grown on public lands in concealed farms.  According to law enforcement,  during the year of 2012 alone, over sixty million dollars worth of marijuana was seized growing on Nevada’s public lands (http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/166941896.html).  According to the article a tip lead law enforcement to the grow operation and no arrests have been made.

While the Constitution of the State of Nevada guarantees residents the right to use marijuana for medical reasons while under a doctor’s supervision, the federal government still treats nearly all forms of marijuana cultivation and possession as crimes.   Additionally, unlike the neighboring state of California, Nevada residents with a valid marijuana prescription do not have the ability to visit dispensaries to acquire their marijuana.  Consequently, Nevada residents with a valid marijuana prescription are essentially left with no means to acquire their marijuana and are forced to seek illegal means of production or purchase.

Nevada state and federal law prohibits the recreational use and possession of marijuana.  Convictions for marijuana offenses can range from relatively minor to extremely harsh.  Convictions for cultivation or distribution of marijuana can result in years behind bars.  Even relatively minor convictions can have serious consequences beyond the criminal penalties such as an inability to acquire student loans or seek gainful employment.

Nevada residents who have been charged with violations of state or federal drug laws need the advice of a competent attorney.  The attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc are licensed to practice law before all Nevada sate and federal courts.  We don’t judge our clients and we will fight the charges with everything in our power to make sure that your rights are protected.  Our rates are reasonable and the firm is willing to negotiate a payment plan if necessary.  If you are facing criminal charges, contact one of the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc as soon as possible for a free consultation.  You may contact the firm at info@connorpllc.com, (702) 430-4614, (702) 749-5992 or visit www.connorpllc.com. You may also visit the firm’s page on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/ConnorConnorPllc.

 

As was reported by News Now in Las Vegas, four people were killed and several more were seriously injured while they waited at a bus stop this morning (the full article is available here, http://www.8newsnow.com/story/19533738/breaking-news-serious-accident-near-spring-mtn-decatur).  Initial reports indicate that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the bus stop where several people were waiting.  Law enforcement reported that the driver of the vehicle was injured but is expected to survive.  Initial reports also indicate that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among Americans aged 5-34.  Last year over 2.3 million Americans were treated in emergency rooms as a result of injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents.  The economic impact of these accidents is estimated to be $70 billion for the year 2005 alone (the CDC article is available here,http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/).  One in three drivers involved in a motor vehicle accident were under the influence of alcohol.  In 2009, alcohol related accidents were responsible for nearly 11,000 deaths in the United States.

According to the University of Nevada School of Community Health Services, Nevada’s motor vehicle crash rate is among the highest in the nation.  In Nevada alcohol was related in 46% of all motor vehicle deaths (the full Nevada study is available here,http://health.nv.gov/PDFs/InjuryInNevada.pdf).  Many Nevada residents who are injured as a result of drunk drivers are often left uncompensated for their injuries.  Others who have lost a loved one as a result of a drunk driver never receive compensation for the loss through a wrongful death claim.

If you  have been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver, or if your loved one has been killed as the result of a drunk driver, please contact one of the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc. as soon as possible for a free consultation. You may contact the attorneys at info@connorpllc.com, (702) 749-5992 or visit www.connorpllc.com. You may also look the attorneys up on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/ConnorConnorPllc.

 

According to News Now (KTLA Las Vegas), three men are being sought by law enforcement following a shooting at a saloon early this morning (the full article is available here, http://www.8newsnow.com/story/19506618/3-men-sought-in-early-morning-shooting).  According to the news article, a security guard was shot in the head during the incident.  Thankfully the security guard survived although he remains in critical condition at this time.  The men being sought were last seen driving away from the saloon in a dark blue pickup truck.

Given the facts as reported by News Now, the alleged assailants could face charges including, aggravated battery, assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder.  Each of these charges is a felony and carries the potential for serious jail time.  As always defendants in criminal cases are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Individuals who are facing serious criminal charges literally have the power of the entire state or federal government being levied against them.  Serious criminal charges could result in the loss of your freedom, your property and even your life.  People in this situation require a competent criminal defense attorney.  The attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc are ready to defend individuals from any Nevada state or federal criminal charge.  We don’t judge our clients and we will fight the charges with everything in our power to make sure that your rights are protected.  Our rates are reasonable and the firm is willing to negotiate a payment plan if necessary.  If you are facing criminal charges, contact one of the attorneys at Connor & Connor Pllc as soon as possible for a free consultation.  You may contact the attorneys at info@connorpllc.com, (702) 749-5992 or visit www.connorpllc.com. You may also look the attorneys up on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/ConnorConnorPllc.