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    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 […]

    What Questions Does a Judge Ask 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 […]

    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 […]