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Recent Posts

July 19, 2019

Originially posted on ThisIsReno.com: 


A ThisIsReno.Com reader recently submitted the following question regarding consumer rights when purchasing a vehicle:

I recently purchased a used vehicle from a local c...

May 10, 2019

From my column in This is Reno


What is Due Process?  In the field of law, this legal term is simply defined as “notice and opportunity to be heard”.  This term and the legal philosophy behind it means that any p...

April 23, 2018

I will be presenting at this conference being held on May 3-4 at the Suncoast Hotel in Las Vegas.

April 21, 2018

I was honored to have participated in this training so that I may better serve our veterans in the justice system.

April 21, 2018

From TMCC News - April 20, 2018

The City of Reno has appointed Truckee Meadows Community College Instructor and Paralegal/Law Program Director Henry Sotelo to the new Reno Human Rights Commission.

Reno City Council Member Neoma Jardon made the appointment, with unanimous...

April 21, 2018

It is well known that large numbers of veterans suffer from mental illness. These illnesses are often influenced by violent experiences in their military careers. Unfortunately, sometimes these illnesses hamper veterans so much that they wind up in the Criminal Justice...

March 20, 2018

Though Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, it is now legal for adults over 21 to purchase and use in Nevada. There are many arguable benefits from legalization including tax revenue and harm reduction, since dispensary sales are tightly regulated with purchase...

February 28, 2018

In Nevada, it is a misdemeanor for persons under the age of 21 to purchase, possess or consume alcohol, with exceptions. Juveniles under the age of 18 almost always face a minimum 90 day driver’s licence suspension as punishment for these offenses and community service...

February 22, 2018

Gun violence is a painful, recurring, costly, and high-profile social issue in the United States. In Nevada, where gun ownership rates are among the highest in the nation, it is very difficult to argue for restrictions on anyone’s second amendment rights. In 2017 the N...

December 19, 2017

Society, not just sheriff's office, must address jail deaths: Henry Sotelo

from Reno Gazette Journal - May 4, 2017

Recently the Reno Gazette Journal has been reporting on a rise in deaths at the Washoe County jail under Sheriff Chuck Allen. Since I have one of the legal...

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Blog on Criminal Law by Reno Lawyer Henry Sotelo