Some thoughts about the War on Drugs

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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…


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…


The importance of remaining silent

It’s human nature to want to defend yourself. Most people can’t resist trying to explain their conduct to police when confronted with questioning. The urge to confess or the need to talk your way out of trouble is irresistible. The police know this and take advantage of it every day. What a person does when they…


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…


How a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer can help with Casino Marker Debt

So why should you retain a criminal defense attorney when you have a casino marker problem? There are two general areas of litigation in casino marker disputes. The first stage involves contact with the casino collections department. Many cases can be resolved at this stage if a lawyer becomes involved early enough. The second and…


Self-Driving Vehicle and Tesla Autopilot Representation

In the last few weeks many carmakers have announced they are developing self driving vehicle systems which will allow cars to “drive” for periods of time and under certain conditions without the need for human input, such as steering, braking, or accelerating, The foremost manufacturer in this field is Tesla, which will have a working system…


How can a casino have you thrown in jail on a Marker debt?

Only in Nevada. That’s a phrase which applies to many activities. No other State has counties with legal prostitution. No other state has a city which has more hotel rooms at one intersection (Tropicana and Las Vegas Blvd) than the total number of hotel rooms in the entire City of San Francisco. And no other…


Why Federal White-collar Crime Prosecution Rates Are Dropping

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White-collar crimes are being prosecuted by the federal government less than they have been in the past 20 years. Changes to the Justice Department budget along with the intervention of defendant’s attorneys are two likely reasons for the decrease in prosecutions. Prosecution for Federal White-Collar Crimes Has Decreased While crimes involving the state may be…