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Could A Stillbirth Land You Behind Bars?

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Despite the Supreme Court’s recent overturning of Roe v Wade, women in Nevada are living with some of the most liberal abortion laws in the country.   Abortion in Nevada is legal, as long as the procedure occurs within a particular time frame. And even if you’re under the age of 18, you have an… Read More »

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Fraud Can Be Costly

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Five years behind bars and over $2.5 million: that’s the price one Nevada man paid for swindling the government out of money related to COVID relief in the past few years.  The scam involved several businesses and purchases of vehicles, condos, and other luxuries for himself, all using loans designed to support struggling businesses… Read More »

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Standing & Jurisdiction Issues In Lawsuits

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It seems there are always wrongs to be righted in this country.  But sometimes people seeking judicial interventions to perceived misdeeds find out that the rules to making allegations in a court of law make them ineligible to bring a case.  In Nevada, that occurred over and over again as challengers tried to prove… Read More »

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Freedom of Speech: What Is It For Your Work?

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We hear about the right to free speech all the time.  But do people understand that right—or the restrictions that could lead to legal trouble?  Evidence is to the contrary. Case in Point: Alex Jones  After Alex Jones spent 10 years filling the airwaves with deceptions about the Sandy Hook murders, a jury what… Read More »

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Are You In Trouble With The Law For Retail Theft?

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The holidays have traditionally been a time that retailers see an uptick in retail theft. Not long ago their biggest worry was that someone would try to sneak out of the store with an extra CD tucked beneath their shirt. But nowadays many criminals have become much more brazen, to the point of actually… Read More »

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Transgender People And Lock-Up

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The targeting of transgender people is nothing new.  Most transgender individuals can tell you that they have endured bullying and harassment for as long as they can remember.  This, in itself, is a problem.  Perhaps even more concerning, however, is when cruelty and mistreatment come from the very authority figures who are trusted to… Read More »

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Avoid A Holiday Lockup

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The holidays are the time for families, friends, great food, and comradery.  Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy these luxuries.  Why?  Sometimes, allegations of criminal activity interfere with the festivities. Top Reasons for Arrests  Take this as a warning: arrests do not decline just because the holidays are ahead.  Instead of getting… Read More »

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Jail Deaths On The Rise

By Lobo Law |

Garbage bins for humans.  That’s how U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez refers to jails. The reason for the characterization? Perhaps it’s because we stuff jails with the uneducated and the indigent, or perhaps because such a high percentage of those entering jails have substance use disorders or mental health issues. Maybe it’s because so many people… Read More »

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Finally! The Police Reforms We Need—And You’ll Never Guess The Reason!

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Discussions about police reform have been going on for years now, and while some of those reforms have been making their way into police departments across the country, most people agree that the changes are happening in tiny steps that simply aren’t marching quickly enough to meet the needs of communities. Specific Concerns  What… Read More »

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Who Benefits From Cash Bail Reform?

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There seems to be widespread resistance to the elimination of cash bail, largely because people believe it will lead to a jump in crime.  But the facts simply do not support such a conclusion. Bail reform does not mean, after all,  the total elimination of bail!  Rather, it gives a judge the ability to… Read More »

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