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Are you riding with a distracted driver?

As a passenger, it is easy enough to trust the driver you're with and fiddle around on your phone until you get to your destination. You don't think they'll make a mistake or put you in danger. You probably don't even spend all that much time watching the road or watching the driver.

Maybe you should. After all, you are literally putting your life in that person's hands. If they get distracted and cause an accident, you could be the one who suffers some serious injuries.

What does a grand jury do?

You get arrested and charged with a crime in Nevada, and your case goes before a grand jury. What does this mean for you? What is the grand jury trying to decide? If this is your first time dealing with the criminal justice system, you may face a fair amount of confusion that can make everything seem far more complicated than it really is. It's important to know where you stand and how the process works.

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Selling imitation drugs is still illegal

A friend has been dealing drugs for some time, and you've always envied this source of income. When you mention it, your friend offers to get you into the business. You express your doubts because of the illegality of it, and your friend counters by telling you that he just sells imitation drugs so it's not dangerous and it's not illegal.

Is that true? If you take your friend at his word and get caught selling it, the decision you make could impact the rest of your life. How much do you trust that information?

Preparation tips for your criminal court trial

Criminal court is not an easy thing to "handle' from an emotional perspective. During this potentially nerve-wracking process, you will be prone to agitation, anxiety and fear. This is why you need to get prepared beforehand.

Here are a few things that defendants can do to prepare for a criminal trial:

Drone incident leaves woman with permanent injuries

For most gambling enthusiasts, the worst thing to result from a trip to Las Vegas is a five-alarm hangover and an empty wallet. But some hapless visitors may wish those were the only negative consequences they endured. The fact is that there are many pitfalls that can befall tourists here in the hotels and casinos that line the Vegas strip.

Most of those unfortunate incidents typically involve slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls in and around the casinos, or perhaps in the guests' lodging areas. Disturbances from other tourists who may be drunk or disorderly sometimes escalate into physical altercations that can injure bystanders as well. Still, those type of incidents can happen anywhere people gather and are not considered to be unusual.

The signs of serious brain injuries after car accidents

You're crossing the street when a distracted driver slams into you in the crosswalk. Your head hits the hood of the car and then the pavement. You wake up in the hospital.

Or, maybe you're the designated driver for a group of friends in Vegas. You drive safely, but another driver gets drunk at the casinos and still tries to drive back to their Airbnb. They cross the center line and hit your car head-on. The airbag does go off, but your head still hits the side window as your car spins.

Las Vegas roads made less safe by drunk and distracted drivers

The tourism board for Las Vegas likes to tell people that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unfortunately, that simply isn't always the case. All too often, visitors to this beautiful city may wind up severely hurt through the wrongful actions of another person. The end result can be a mistake from Vegas that haunts someone for years.

The debauchery and gambling that are so popular on the strip also lend themselves to bad decisions by drivers headed home after all of the fun. Drunk drivers and distracted drivers both pose a significant threat to anyone traveling in Las Vegas, whether they are driving or walking on foot to the next casino on their agenda.

How fast does your BAC drop after drinking?

You think that you waited long enough after drinking to be safe to drive. You eat some food and drink a cup of coffee. You feel all right.

Then, as you drive through Las Vegas, a police officer pulls you over. You're not quite sure what you did to warrant the stop, but you do pull over and talk to the officer. They ask you to do some field sobriety tests and then take a breath test. Still thinking you waited long enough that you won't fail, you take the test.

What substances lead to impaired driving abilities?

Driving is a very important duty that you must only take on when you are fully able to pay attention to the road and react appropriately to what is going on around your vehicle. Being impaired by any substance isn't going to allow you to do this.

When you think of impaired driving, you might automatically think of alcohol. This is far from the only substance that can have this impact on your driving abilities. Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and illegal drugs can also affect you to the point where you are unable to safely drive.

6 ways hotels can become safer

Hotel owners need to strive for safety and security at all times, working hard to ensure that their guests do not come to harm or suffer injuries on the premises. This is a tall order, especially at hotels in Las Vegas that handle thousands of guests every month. But it is still necessary.

Below are a few ways that hotel owners can work hard to get safer in 2018 and beyond:

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