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Protesting in Las Vegas, What Are Your Rights?

By Lobo Law |

It’s not difficult to feel the tension bubbling up in society these days.  Well-documented accounts of racial injustice and police brutality are just two of the issues propelling public demonstrations across the country.  If you are considering stepping out to participate in such a protest, it would behoove you to be familiar with your… Read More »

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New Nevada Laws Banning Police Chokeholds and Removing Police Officer Protections.

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On August 7, Governor Sisolak signed into law two bills aimed at continuing policing reform efforts in the state. One of them is a Senate bill (SB2), intended to amend another bill passed in February 2019 and that included protections for law enforcement officers undergoing investigations. The other one is an Assembly bill (AB3)… Read More »

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Body Cameras Worn by Las Vegas Police

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Recent events involving interactions between police officers and civilians have brought up a topic that has been discussed for several years. The use of body worn cameras by police officers has been considered as a tool for reducing officers’ excessive use of force. Several years ago, the Metropolitan Las Vegas Police Department was one… Read More »

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What are your first amendment rights as a protester?

By Lobo Law |

The recent events that occurred throughout the United States involving police brutality exercised against black individuals, specifically the death of George Floyd while in custody of the Minneapolis police in May, have generated large protests against police brutality and systemic racism. These protests have taken place in cities all over the country. The response… Read More »

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Qualified Immunity and Police Reform

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What is Qualified Immunity? Qualified immunity was initially developed by the Supreme Court in its interpretation and application of the Civil Right Act of 1871. It seeks to protect individual public officials from lawsuits alleging that the official in question violated the plaintiff’s rights in the performance of their official duty. This protection applies… Read More »

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Changes to the Definition of Grand Larceny in Nevada, Effective July 1, 2020

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Changes are being made to criminal law that defines the crime of grand larceny. These changes are part of a criminal justice bill, Nevada Assembly Bill 236, that was passed last year by the Nevada legislature. The changes will be effective on July 1, 2020. Nevada’s Grand Larceny Law  The crime of grand larceny… Read More »

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First and Second-Degree Murder in Nevada Explained

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It is a well-known principle of our criminal law system that the crime of murder is divided into degrees. Less known, perhaps, is what makes up the distinction between these degrees. Often, the distinction is based upon details of the commission of the crime or related to the perpetrator’s intent. Nevada law contains a… Read More »

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Changes to Nevada Burglary Laws Effective July 1, 2020

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Last June, a criminal justice bill passed in the Nevada legislature, as reported by the Nevada Current. Among the changes that AB236 effects are changes to Nevada’s burglary law that will become effective July 1, 2020. These changes include, among other things, a revised definition of the crime of burglary and a revised classification… Read More »

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Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19 in Nevada’s Jails and Prisons

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Since it began early this spring, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised some significant and particular concerns for the health and safety of individuals who live or work in residential facilities. Detainees and staff members at correctional facilities across the United States fall within this group, and outbreaks of the virus at such facilities have… Read More »

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What Are Your First Amendment Rights as a Protestor?

By Lobo Law |

George Floyd’s death at the hands of a white police officer in late May brought a rush of Black Lives Matter protests. Protesters can and should prepare for protests by understanding their First Amendment rights to peaceably assemble beforehand, lawyers say. LEARN MORE >>  

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