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E-Sports Betting in Nevada

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The shutdown of traditional sporting events, games, and competitions is just one of the ways in which COVID-19 has affected our daily lives. The effect of these shutdowns has hit especially hard in regions where sports betting is legal. With major public sporting events in this country on hold indefinitely, sportsbooks and sports gamblers… Read More »

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Forgery Crimes: Establishing or Possessing a Financial Forgery Laboratory

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Forgery is a crime that involves many potential criminal acts under Nevada law. Under Nevada state law, forgery can include, among other things, falsely counterfeiting, altering, making, erasing or obliterating documents. The crime of forgery is considered to be a “white collar” crime because it is not a crime of violence; also, the crime… Read More »

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Reports Note Recent Drops in Crime Rates

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The past few weeks have seen a decrease in crimes rates. This decrease is apparent locally, nationally, and across the world, according to many recently collected statistics and available reports. Examples of countries far across the world where statistics indicate that crime has decreased significantly include South Africa, along with countries in Latin America,… Read More »

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Federal and Nevada State RICO Laws – An Overview

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Federal RICO laws that were designed fifty years ago to combat organized crime are in the news today. That’s because a criminal prosecution of members of a biker gang charged with violating federal RICO laws that had been proceeding in federal district court in Nevada is over, according to recent news reports. US News… Read More »

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Criminal Contempt

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When we think of crime generally, we most often think of crime that targets individual victims (murder, kidnapping, and abuse and neglect, for example) or specific property (arson, burglary, and theft, for example).  There are other crimes, however, perhaps less commonly considered, that target the public as their victim. Under Nevada law, crimes against… Read More »

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Reporting Elder Abuse in Nevada

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Abuse of one person by another can take many forms and can affect people at all stages of life. When it comes to elder abuse, among the types of abuse that Nevada law recognizes are physical, emotional, and exploitative abuse (including fraudulent schemes that target elderly people and seek to deprive them of their… Read More »

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National and Statewide Violent Crime Statistics for 2018

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Recently reported statistics are showing some decreases in violent crime in the United States, at least from 2017 to 2018.  Based on an overview of the data compiled and analyzed in the  FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Reporting Program, the estimated number of violent crimes nationwide in 2018 decreased by more than three  percent from… Read More »

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Identity Theft – Statistics and Nevada State Laws

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As our ability to develop new and sophisticated ways to transact business increases, so, it seems, does our ability to develop novel and complex identity theft crimes. According to the FBI, for the five-year period between 2010 and 2015, there was a twofold increase in the number of identity theft crimes. Other statistics reported… Read More »

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Pretrial Release

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Throughout the United States and within its jails, pretrial detainees make up a significant part of the jailed population. According to news reports, seventy-five percent of detainees who are being held in jail are there because they cannot afford to post bail. Currently, Nevada legislators are at work studying and reviewing the rules for… Read More »

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What is Duress?

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Under Nevada law, all persons are capable of committing crimes, with some notable exceptions. Among these exceptions are some familiar criminal defenses. For example, Nevada law specifically provides that for an insanity defense. A person cannot be criminally punished for an act or omission if the act was committed or the omission was made… Read More »

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