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July 2014 Archives

Young athlete turns himself in and denies burglary charge

It can be very important to get ahead of the problem when it comes to a criminal charge. For instance, how you react to an arrest warrant is crucial. What you do may affect how you look before the court, should the case ultimately reach that stage.

Nevada residents of all ages need to think about estate planning

Many people put off estate planning under the disillusion that they are either too young or they do not have a valuable estate worth the time and money it takes to venture into the estate-planning process. However, everyone in Nevada should understand the purpose and importance of estate planning. Regardless of age or size of estate, there are certain documents everyone should consider having drafted.

Estate planning mistakes can have negative consequences

When people are going about their daily business, they may not be thinking about estate planning. However, thinking about estate planning is essential for adults of all ages who have assets they’d like to pass on to other people in the event of their death. Several tips can help people in Nevada to avoid some of the most common pitfalls of estate planning.

Several arrested in alleged drug ring in Florida

A recent anti-drug operation has resulted in five arrests in Florida, as well as the issuance of arrest warrants for five more individuals. The arrests and warrants are the culmination of an investigation that took months, during which personnel of the DEA used wiretaps and confidential sources to gather information and evidence against the accused suspects.

Florida Supreme Court rules color is no reason to stop a car

In recent years, criminal defense attorneys have argued the defense of "profiling," in which a law enforcement officer stops a suspect based upon the officer’s feeling or intuition that the suspect was in a place or situation that would be unusual for that person.

People question Lou Reed's estate plan now that it is public

It is not uncommon for the news to report on the life, times and death of the rich and famous. When Lou Reed died, the famous musician naturally made news in Nevada and across the country. Now, he is making news again; not for his music, but for how his estate plan was handled -- namely questions about why he didn't have a trust instead of a will.

Convicted Florida felons arrested for drugs

All individuals have the right to a fair trial and the opportunity to defend themselves against criminal accusations. In some cases, people can have their charges dismissed or seek reduced or alternative sentences. Those who are convicted for drug possession, for example, can arguably be rehabilitated, often through some form of treatment or drug diversion program.

Estate planning in Nevada isn't a one-shot deal

The process of estate planning is essential for the protection of assets and beneficiaries. Most people consider it a job-well-done if they have taken the steps necessary to say they have tackled their estate planning needs. However, Nevada residents should realize that estate planning isn’t a one-shot deal and needs to be addressed more than once.

Florida felon charged with probation violation and weapons charge

In the state of Florida, a felony conviction can have serious ramifications for the lives of those who have been found guilty. One such consequence is the inability of felons to own guns and other weapons. This restriction is taken very seriously by all law enforcement agencies, and violating it can lead to increased penalties for those who have broken the law.

Nevada families may be aware of estate administration problems

The process of leaving assets and funds to loved ones may get more complicated than families expect. Even if Nevada families go through the proper processes and ensure that everything is handled when it comes to estate planning, the estate administration process can be bumpy due to debt. Any families concerned about debt may want to investigate what role debt may play in the estate-planning process.

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