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    What Are Punitive Damages?

    You may have heard of receiving compensation for punitive damages if someone else’s actions have hurt you or a loved one. In Nevada, punitive damages are awarded in specific cases and are meant to punish wrongdoing when the defendant’s conduct is particularly egregious. But what exactly are punitive damages, and how do you know if you qualify for them in […]

    Is Embezzlement A Felony?

    Embezzlement is a serious crime in Nevada that can have severe legal consequences. It is considered a white-collar theft crime and can be punishable by imprisonment, fines, and restitution. If you or someone you know has been charged with embezzlement, you may have many questions about your next steps. It’s essential to understand the legal implications, potential consequences, and defenses […]

    What is the legal definition of harassment?

    Harassment has long been misunderstood and often goes unspoken. It can be challenging to define the term because it can mean different things to different people. Harassment is a serious offense with potential long-term repercussions for both the victim and the offender. It includes any unwanted behavior that causes someone to feel uneasy or threatened and can take many forms. […]

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Do cops have to read Miranda rights?

    Watch any courtroom drama on television or in the movies, and you’ll likely hear something about Miranda rights that have become a central element of police procedure. Miranda rights are named after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Miranda v. Arizona and require police to inform individuals of their choices if they become suspected of a crime. While Miranda […]