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    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 […]

    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 […]

    Las Vegas Loitering Laws

    Nevada has three statutes that define loitering in specific areas, including around children, in casinos, and near public restrooms. While loitering is a misdemeanor and usually carries a fine, it can be a serious charge. Whether you’re guilty of loitering or have been wrongfully charged, contacting a criminal defense attorney is essential to building your case. Let’s explore the loitering […]

    How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

    How long does alcohol stay in your system? The answer is essential in understanding the effects of drinking on your body and how it makes you behave. Such an understanding may help evaluate whether you are fit to drive, but as a rule, you should always err on the side of caution before getting behind the wheel of a car […]

    What is criminal negligence?

    Negligence is a broad concept that spans several areas of law, from personal injury to criminal law. Most people are familiar with civil negligence, where an injured person seeks compensation for damages or harm caused by another person’s failure to exercise reasonable care in their actions. However, negligence commonly occurs in the criminal context, where the penalties differ. Below, the […]

    Restraining Order Requirements

    A lot of emotion goes into our work relationships, romantic relationships, family relationships, and friendships. Sometimes these relationships fall apart. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to accept this as a part of life, and some relationships become stormy, unpredictable, and maybe even scary. One party may threaten or harass the other, forcing their partner to take refuge in the law. […]

    How Does a Case Qualify for Small Claims Court?

    The civil court system exists to help resolve disputes, some of which involve large amounts of money and very complicated claims that require careful consideration and sometimes even a trial before a judge or a jury. Occasionally, though, disputes are small, too small to warrant the expense and effort of bringing a matter before the civil court system in Nevada. […]

    What is an injunction?

    Civil lawsuits are most commonly a means for resolving disputes through monetary compensation. A plaintiff argues that they have been harmed or wronged and asks a court to order the defendant to pay monetary damages. Just about every lawsuit involves a request for money. Money is not the only remedy available. Plaintiffs can also seek injunctions, which is a form […]

    Las Vegas Open Container Charges

    The city of Las Vegas has gained a reputation as a place for adult entertainment, whether it be casino gambling, concerts, major sporting events, or other activities. Las Vegas is where you go to have a good time. Often this involves the consumption of alcoholic beverages, so it’s important to understand Las Vegas open container laws before you go. Don’t […]

    Are There Any Special Laws on the Las Vegas Strip?

    If you visit Las Vegas and its famous Strip, you may feel like you’re in a different world. But before you start shedding all your previous notions of reality, it’s important to look into the laws of this strange new land to see if things are as free as they seem. While the Strip may be a tourist destination and […]