De Castroverde Blog

    Enjoy Brunch at These Local East Bay Spots

    Over the last decade, an abundance of delicious brunch spots has opened up all over Oakland and the East Bay area. From fresh, healthy options to indulgent meals with mimosas on the side, there is a range of restaurants for every brunch preference and taste. If you’re looking for a hearty and fun brunch to share with friends, a significant other, […]

    What is racketeering?

    Most people associate racketeering with the Mafia, gang-related activities, or other forms of violent organized crime, or they refer to “RICO,” which we will describe in detail below. Laws have changed over time to discourage organized crime and penalize its participants. Today, the government often prosecutes individuals, organizations, and government officials for financially motivated nonviolent or white-collar crimes under federal and […]

    What Are RICO Charges?

    The federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act of 1970 grew out of the frustrations of law enforcement in pursuing the activities of organized crime. The law, as intended, sought to provide a way of linking senior leaders of criminal organizations with the activities of its members. In addition to the criminal law, the RICO statute also enacted a civil […]

    Defamation Of Character: Laws & Procedures

    Though everyone has the right to express their opinions, what happens when those opinions are presented as true or factual and harm your character or reputation? What are your legal options if someone spreads false information about you that hurts your reputation? In Nevada, a person who makes defamatory or harmful statements can be sued for defamation of character and […]

    Is Involuntary Manslaughter a Felony?

    Causing the death of another human being is the most serious crime anyone can face. Like every other state, Nevada recognizes the specific facts of each of these cases. This means that the outcomes can have various degrees of seriousness. Ultimately, those facts determine the level of punishment. Involuntary manslaughter is a specific charge under Nevada law where someone is […]

    What Is Truancy?

    Parenting never gets any easier. Besides the immense social and financial expectations, you need to keep your child safe and motivate them to do well in school. On that front, sometimes even the best intentions aren’t enough, and families face challenges from chronic school absenteeism. The law attaches a scary word to it when a student repeatedly misses school without […]

    Have an Easter Picnic at These Beautiful Oakland Parks

    Easter means it’s time to get together with the family and have a meal to honor the reason for the holiday. Sometimes switching up where and how you have your Easter meal makes for a nice change of pace, and at De Castroverde Law, we’re sharing a list of destinations that help you do just that. Read on to learn […]

    Best Places to Take the Family for a Meal Near Summerlin, NV

    If you’ve ever been to Las Vegas, you know it’s a diverse place where everyone can have fun, including families. In this article, we’ve listed some of our favorite family-friendly restaurants in the Summerlin area so you and your family can have a great dining experience. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Established in 2003, the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, […]

    What Is Libel?

    Many people see freedom of speech as an absolute right in the US. It isn’t. For example, libel is a form of personal injury claim that involves publishing false information that damages the reputations of individuals or organizations. Publishing false information can damage someone’s ability to work or interfere with their relationships. People who commit libel can be held accountable […]

    Can You Sue Someone for Emotional Damage?

    Personal injury law exists to hold people accountable financially for actions that cause injuries or other harm to others. Often, a personal injury case focuses on compensating for direct losses, such as the cost of medical care and lost wages. But sometimes, the incident is highly traumatic for the person who is hurt, and their injuries go beyond the physical. […]