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    Protecting Immigrant Rights in Post-Conviction Relief Motions

    According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), there are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. These individuals face significant challenges in the legal system, including language barriers, lack of access to legal representation, and discrimination based on their immigration status. As President Obama said: “Our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it.” Request a […]

    Child Support Laws in Nevada

    When two parents separate or divorce in Nevada, state law requires both parents to continue in their legal duties to care for their children. Nevada requires non-custodial and joint-custody parents with a greater income to pay child support. While this subject can often provoke strong emotional reactions, understanding child support obligations is critical. Failing to pay child support can be […]

    Violation of a Protective Order

    For people who have suffered domestic violence, protective orders play a pivotal role in safeguarding their rights and safety. These orders carry significant legal weight, signaling the need for respect and adherence. However, being accused of violating a protective order can force you into a legal dilemma. Request a Legal Case Evaluation At the De Castroverde Criminal & Immigration, our […]

    Standard of Proof in a Criminal Case

    Most of us have heard the terms “innocent until proven guilty” and “beyond a reasonable doubt” at some point. But when you’re facing criminal charges in Nevada, these legal terms take on a much more powerful and specific meaning. Understanding them is crucial to mounting an effective legal defense. Request a Legal Case Evaluation At De Castroverde Criminal & Immigration, […]

    Definition of Treason

    Few charges carry as much weight or gravity as treason. Despite its profound significance, actual cases of treason are exceptionally rare, especially in contemporary times. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. has convicted fewer than 12 Americans of federal treason in U.S. history. How Does the U.S. Define Treason? Treason is considered one of the most […]

    Parole vs. Probation

    If you’re facing criminal charges in Nevada, the possibility of parole or probation can offer a lifeline. Maybe you’re already experiencing the benefits of these alternatives to prison, but you’re concerned about meeting all the conditions. Or perhaps you believe you violated the terms of your release and feel worried about a revocation of your parole or probation status. These […]

    Nevada Squatter Rights Information 

    If you are moderately familiar with renting or buying real estate, you may have heard of squatters. Squatters are individuals who gain access to a vacant or unoccupied property and reside in an empty dwelling without permission. In Nevada, squatters may attempt to legally gain the rights to the property through an adverse possession claim if a property owner does […]

    Questions a Judge Asks During a Preliminary Hearing

    The preliminary hearing is one of the criminal justice system’s safeguards against wrongful prosecution. Preliminary hearings require prosecutors to prove to the trial court’s satisfaction that the prosecution has enough evidence to convince a jury that a crime occurred and that the defendant charged with the crime committed it. While preliminary hearings usually involve presentations of evidence and witness testimony, […]

    What Is False Imprisonment?

    The criminal justice system is complicated. Authorities and prosecutors often use legal jargon when talking to people arrested for or charged with a crime. However, it can be challenging to understand what you are up against without a clear understanding of this jargon. Making statements without a clear understanding of what is happening or what a specific charge means can […]

    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 […]