De Castroverde Blog

    On the Nevada Ballot: Legalization of Marijuana

    The biggest issue on voters’ minds this year is the next POTUS, but Nevadans also have a few important state measures to consider. Learning about each question on the upcoming ballot will help you vote with confidence as an educated Nevada citizen. Question 2, the Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana, on the November 8, 2016, ballot deals with the […]

    On the Nevada Ballot: Background Checks for Gun Purchases

    As a registered voter in Nevada, it’s your duty to stay informed about what questions will be on the ballot. If any of the measures on this year’s general election ballot pass, it will change state policies. Question 1 on the November 8, 2016, ballot is the Nevada Background Checks for Gun Purchases Initiative. How Did the Initiative Join the […]

    Police De-Escalation Training and Reform

    2010 was a record year for officer-involved shootings in Las Vegas. There were several high-profile shooting incidents, many of which involved deadly force against unarmed suspects. Las Vegas wasn’t alone in this increase – all over the nation, citizens are protesting police brutality and use of unnecessarily deadly force. In light of these protests and due to the Las Vegas […]

    Attorney Alex De Castroverde Completes Prestigious Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program

    LAS VEGAS – Alex De Castroverde, managing partner of the De Castroverde Law Group, one of Las Vegas’ most well-respected law firms specializing in criminal, personal injury, family and immigration law, recently completed an intensive six-week course from the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program (SLELP2). De Castroverde was hand-selected by the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) as one of the […]

    Voting in Nevada

    Election Day is only weeks away, and the nation is buzzing with excitement about who the next President of the United States will be – among other important laws posed on this year’s ballot. If this is your first time voting in an election or first time voting in Nevada, you may not know how to cast your vote for […]

    Las Vegas Crime Rates Compared

     Las Vegas didn’t get the moniker “Sin City” for nothing. As a national hub for gambling, nightlife, and alcohol consumption, the Las Vegas Strip is renowned for its vices. It’s not the activities of tourists putting the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on edge, however, it’s the out-of-control crime. While nobody who’s been to the Strip would exactly vouch for […]

    UNLV’s Project F.O.C.U.S. Program for Students With Disabilities

    Students who normally would not be able to attend college in Nevada can now take advantage of postsecondary college class options at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Thanks in large part to UNLV assistant professor Josh Baker, who started the initiative and raised funds to create the new University program, students with autism and intellectual disabilities can now […]

    iPhone 7 Release: Problems Arise With Cybersecurity

    The iPhone 7 release happened mere days ago, but there are already significant complaints about the new device. From widespread outcry about the device’s new wireless headphones and lack of an auxiliary jack to urgent iPhone 7 cybersecurity concerns, consumers wonder if Apple missed the mark on its latest device. Flaws in Apple’s Security Software Recently, the prominent human activist […]

    Discrimination in Jury Selection

    During the legal process, the defense attorney and the prosecutor have the opportunity to question a pool of potential jurors. The questioning process, called voir dire, detects any biases jurors may have before placing them on the jury. If either attorney believes a juror has biases that might affect impartiality, a challenge for cause is used to dismiss the juror. […]