201602.10
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Some thoughts about the War on Drugs

Marijuana, Thought Coercion and the Failed War on Drugs “Over the past 40 years, the United States has fought a losing domestic drug war that has cost one trillion dollars, resulted in over 40 million arrests, consumed law enforcement resources, been a key contributor to jaw-dropping rates of incarceration, damaged countless lives, and had a…

201511.04
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The Freedom Of Our Minds: Conscience, Drugs, Democracy, and the First Amendment

By Christopher L. Grasso,  Associate Attorny Careful and logical analysis of the robust rights so zealously protected and spoken of by figures like Jefferson and Madison unveils an inextricable connection between each of the rights specified by the First Amendment. That is, although each right is specifically enumerated within the Amendment, the Founders were clear…

201510.14
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Going to trial

One of the most misunderstood parts of the criminal justice process is the jury trial. Most people think they know what a trial is all about because there are very popular TV shows which portray trials. In reality, however, the criminal jury trial is a very uncertain event with potentially devastating results for a defendant….

201510.13
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Gabriel L. Grasso is no stranger to high profile cases

Having previously represented O.J. Simpson, The Hells Angels, The Rollin’ 60’s Crips, local politicians, and even one of the famous 311 Boyz, Gabriel L. Grasso is no stranger to high-profile criminal defense. In his latest case, he’s back at the top of the news again: By Jeff German Las Vegas Review-Journal A Las Vegas-area man has…

201510.13
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What is a Preliminary Hearing?

In Nevada, there are only two ways the District Attorney in any county can file a Felony or Gross Misdemeanor in District (Trial) Court. The first method is to present witnesses and evidence to the county Grand Jury. A grand jury is a group of about 18 local citizens appointed usually for 6 month terms…