201809.18
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Can I go to jail in Nevada if I owe money to a casino?

It’s hard to believe. In school, you learned that one of the things the Founding Fathers wanted to make sure would not happen in the new United States was “debtors prisons.” In England, people could be jailed for debt. Well, welcome to Nevada in the 21st century, where you can go to jail if you don’t…

201809.14
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Federal Sentencing Lawyer Gabriel L. Grasso

Before the Federal Sentencing Guidelines were adopted, there was a well-known “fairness” problem in federal sentencing. Depending on which part of the country a sentence was imposed, there could be huge proportionality problems. For example, a federal court in Miami, Florida might treat a drug conviction with more leniency than the same drug conviction in…

201809.07
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When is failure to supervise a child a crime?

As children get older, parents watch them mature from dependent to independent.  However, as if leaving a child without adult supervision isn’t nerve-racking enough for a parent, some parents now have the added stress of worrying about the legalities of leaving a child without adult supervision.  This added stress stems from a mother in Illinois…

201805.30
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Outstanding Arrest Warrants in Las Vegas

in Arrests

Locations of persons with outstanding arrest warrants 2009 – present Thousands of outstanding warrants in Las Vegas related to alleged crimes ranging from traffic offenses and failure to properly register vehicles to petty larceny and stalking. Judges or magistrates issue arrest warrants when law enforcement officers or prosecutors present sufficient evidence that a crime most…

201805.28
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What is the Statute of Limitations for Federal Criminal Charges?

After committing a crime, the accused will stand trial for the offense as charges will be brought against them. These charges often involve the state criminal justice system in Nevada, yet there are also crimes that fall under the federal criminal justice system. These crimes can vary from terrorism, arson, and even theft of artwork….

201805.25
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Nevada’s Sentencing Commission: Will It Reduce The Prison Population?

The United States incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country on the planet.  Yet, it has little to show for it. Crime rates, rates of recidivism, and overall fairness in the criminal justice system are not vastly better in the United States than in other countries even though we incarcerate vastly more people….

201805.23
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Federal Hacking Laws

The broad category of computer crime encompasses an array of allegations and potential criminal charges. However, one type of computer crime — hacking — seems to garner the most attention and headlines. Generally, hacking refers to accessing someone else’s computer system without proper authority or permission. Access can be gained in a number of ways,…

201805.22
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Federal Criminal Appeals: What to Expect

Appeals are often perceived as a get-out-of-jail free card but in reality, they are no more certain than any other procedure in federal criminal law. It is true that a successful appeal may prevent the need for an expungement later, but the appellate court may also allow your conviction to stand. If you decide to…

201805.21
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Cyberstalking, Revenge Porn, and “Sextortion” Laws

in Crime

Cyberstalking, revenge porn, and sextortion are online forms of harassment. All of these offenses can be prosecuted under state and federal laws. These crimes were already illegal under current laws but many statutes were amended to specifically include online behaviors. Nevada added cyberstalking to its general stalking law and passed a specific revenge porn law….

201803.28
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Improperly Imprisoned at a Casino

Las Vegas is considered an adult theme park. Whether it is live shows, gambling or unusual museums, there is something for everyone in this town. It is truly a place to escape from the doldrums of everyday life. However, one wrong move in a casino can result in a nightmare. Nevada law gives casinos more…