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    What Is Considered Extortion?

    If you’re charged with extortion in Nevada, it’s imperative that you understand the laws that apply to the crime. In general, the term extortion refers to the act of obtaining something of value, such as property, money, or services, from another person through the use of force, threat, or intimidation. A conviction for extortion may have severe and long-lasting consequences, such […]

    What happens if you are labeled contempt in court?

    What happens if you are labeled in contempt of court? There’s a lot at stake, including your freedom, and you need to know what legal ramifications you could be facing. If you’re found guilty, this conviction could end up on your public record or, worse, land you in jail. Our guide will explain what contempt means, the sentences you could […]

    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 […]

    How To Sue For Defamation Of Character

    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 […]