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Joel Mann
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Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada
Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

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At some point in the next few weeks, it is expected that President Obama will use his #clemency power to free dozens of federal prisoners who are locked up on nonviolent drug offenses. Both political parties agree that changes need to be made in regards to the criminal justice system and over sentencing. Already, lawmakers from both parties are collaborating on legislation to help over haul the system and the United States Sentencing Commission has revised guidelines for drug offenders, which in result reduced sentences for over 9,500 inmates.

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada conducted a survey on prisons following a Las Vegas Review-Journal Investigation which found that inmates are often granted parole but are not released due to the broken parole system that keeps poor prisoners behind bars. Just last year, Nevada had a parole backlog of 365 prisoners.

The ACLU survey found that none of the 75 inmates surveyed knew about classes that would help them prepare for parole and many had not even met with officials assigned to help with their parole. Of these inmates, 80% were stuck in prison because they couldn’t pay or secure a place to live once released from prison. They are now calling for an outside review of Nevada’s parole system. #parole   #Nevada   

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With perfect sunny weather forecasted for this weekend, Las Vegas pool parties will be well attended by locals and visitors alike. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that hotel security may pat you down upon entering, which oftentimes leads to drug-related arrests. Consequences for such arrests may include jail or prison time, hefty fines and/or probation.

If arrested, it is crucial to contact an experienced Las Vegas defense attorney who can fight hard to help you avoid severe penalties and make sure that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. #poolpartyarrests   #LasVegas  

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The Las Vegas Sun reported that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department made almost 40% fewer arrests last year for DUI than just two years ago. However, according to other law enforcement agencies, like the Nevada Highway Patrol, DUI arrest numbers have gone up.

While many Nevada citizens believe that this increase can be attributed to the numerous tourists who frequent the city, Trooper Kevin Honea says this isn’t so. He said that while there is no breakdown of tourist DUI arrest compared to locals, a majority of arrests are southern Nevada citizens. Oftentimes, people are caught drunk driving between the Strip and valley neighborhoods. #DUI  #LasVegas

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Las Vegas Metro police will be conducting a checkpoint to combat impaired driving during the night of Super Bowl Sunday from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. While Metro police did not specify the exact intersection, they said that the location is on a major roadway that has previously shown to be a high-traffic area for both accidents and impaired driving. Remember to find a sober ride home and drive safe! #DUIcheckpoint   #LasVegas  #SuperBowlSunday

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An apartment in a peaceful #LasVegas development is under investigation for a #marijuana grow operation. Police recovered around 70 mature marijuana plants from the home and the man and woman, both in their 50s, were taken into custody. This is the 11th marijuana grow operation that has been investigated in the past 30 days. While there are medical marijuana laws in place in #Nevada, the only cultivation business allowed are those that are state licensed. The state is still reviewing the 183 cultivation business applications filed and may start granting licenses next year.

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#Nevada residents are concerned that the price of medical marijuana will go up if the state decides to limit the amount of cultivation space needed by growers and denies many of its cultivation facility applicants. Critics say that if more limits are placed on growers, qualified #medicalmarijuana applicants will be turned away and supply would not be able to keep up with demand. The prices will rise as a result. They argue that many applicants have already paid the application fee, bought or leased buildings, hired attorneys and incurred other expense. On September 23, Nevada will hear from the public about the issue. 

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Nevada is one of a growing number of states in the country that allows for legal medical marijuana use. However, dispensaries that provide to these patients and authorized users who exceed their plant limits can still face criminal charges. Learn more about the gap that's effecting the state's medical marijuana patients.
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