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    What Is Voluntary Manslaughter? 

    In Nevada, voluntary manslaughter is defined as the killing of another person in a sudden, irresistible passion as a result of a provocation that would cause a reasonable person to act rashly. To qualify as voluntary manslaughter, the act must be an intentional killing without premeditation that immediately follows provocation. Request a Legal Case Evaluation Voluntary manslaughter is a Class […]

    Nevada Unemployment Insurance Fraud

    Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a crucial financial safety net for individuals who have lost their jobs through no fault. It helps to stabilize the economy during downturns by assisting those in need to meet their financial obligations while they seek new employment. However, the integrity of this program is compromised when fraud occurs. Unemployment Insurance fraud drains resources from those […]

    Are Lemon Law Claims Criminal Charges?

    Are you stressed about a Lemon Law claim and wondering if it could escalate to criminal charges? Let’s clarify some confusion: Lemon Law claims in Nevada are generally not criminal. They are civil cases focused on consumer rights regarding defective vehicles. At De Castroverde Law Group, we have a dedicated team ready to assist you through every step of your […]

    What Is a Class B Felony? 

    A Class B Felony is a severe criminal charge resulting in significant prison time. In Nevada, felonies are categorized as Classes A through E, with a Class A felony being the most severe. Suppose you are facing criminal charges in Las Vegas. In that case, you need a criminal defense lawyer to help you understand the severity of a Class […]

    Extortion vs Bribery 

    Extortion and bribery are both severe white-collar crimes. While there are similarities between these two offenses, there are also important distinctions. In some cases, individuals may even find themselves with overlapping bribery and extortion charges. Schedule Initial Case Evaluation If you were arrested or charged with either of these crimes, a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney with De Castroverde Law Group […]

    Chain of Custody: Ensuring Evidence Integrity

    If a Las Vegas police officer pulls you over for driving under the influence (DUI), Nevada law requires them to administer either a breathalyzer or blood test to determine the amount of alcohol in your system and the extent of your intoxication. The results of these tests are critical evidence in the case against you, and what happens to them […]

    What Is a Stay of Adjudication?

    Many believe the only outcome in a Nevada criminal case is either a “guilty” or “not guilty” verdict, but that’s not true. Depending on the alleged criminal act, defendants may have additional options to avoid the worst possible outcome of a conviction. One of these potential options is a “stay of adjudication,” in which a judge agrees to seal and […]

    Bench Warrants: What to Do and How to Handle Them

    Bench warrants are a type of court order issued to bring an individual into court. In contrast to an arrest warrant, a bench warrant does not launch a criminal action – rather, it is issued because someone violated court rules, most often by failing to appear before the court as previously ordered.  Request a Legal Case Evaluation Understanding Bench Warrants […]

    What Is Considered Capital Murder?

    Capital murder is a general term for murder for which one may receive the death penalty. What constitutes capital murder varies from one jurisdiction to another. For example, capital murder in Nevada may not be the same crime in other states. Request a Legal Case Evaluation Definition and Legal Framework Capital murder only exists in states with capital punishment. As […]

    Unraveling the Consequences of Bad Check Offenses

    There are various reasons a person might unintentionally pass a bad check. For instance, perhaps they paid someone with a bad check because they genuinely didn’t know their account lacked the funds to cover it. Such a misunderstanding usually doesn’t result in legal trouble if you can correct the issue. However, some people pass or draw bad checks knowingly. In […]