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New York Times

June 2020

FBI agents found rags, gasoline, aerosol cans and weapons along with booby traps, fireworks and handwritten notes of military and survival tactics while serving search warrants on three Nevada men who authorities say sought to spark violence during recent Las Vegas protests, according to police reports obtained Monday.

Nevada Business

June 2020

Now in its thirteenth year, Legal Elite is an annual list showcasing Nevada attorneys who have been recognized by their associates for their work and dedication to the legal field. Polling began in mid-February and nearly 4,500 nominations were submitted by licensed attorneys in the state. Each submission then went through an extensive verification process resulting in the top attorneys in Nevada, chosen by their peers and presented in the following pages. Congratulations to all of the distinguished attorneys featured among the 2020 Legal Elite, including the Draskovich Law Group.

LAs Vegas Review- Journal

April 2020

Attorney Michael Horvath continues his fight for his 74 year old client who is serving a one to four year sentence at Lovelock Correctional Center. Horvath is deeply concerned for his client's and other inmates health with the possibility of a coronavirus outbreak to occur. A petition is in order for a prisoner release during this time of crisis to help eliminate the chance of an outbreak to occur, since COVID-19 is highly contagious it would spread like wild fire in the prison.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

April 2020

A Henderson judge reduced bail on Wednesday for the son of Oklahoma City bomber Terry Nichols, who is charged in the kidnapping and robbery of a 67-year-old man. That’s down from the individual amounts of $250,000 set when the two men were charged with first-degree kidnapping of an older person with a deadly weapon, burglary, robbery, conspiracy and ownership/possession of a gun by a prohibited person.

Fox 5- Vegas

April 2020

Horvath and Mcavoyamaya said that releasing certain inmates will help prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed and will allow other inmates, who can't be released, to practice social distancing.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

April 2020

Attorney Michael Horvath and McAvoyAmaya are doing their best to get Nevada inmates out of prison due to the coronavirus pandemic. "As of Saturday afternoon, five Department of Corrections employees had tested positive for coronavirus, according to prison spokesman Scott Kelley." Additionally, Attorney Michael Horvath is fighting for stricter healthy safety regulations to keep prisoners healthy.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

April 2020

“Every day that the Governor of Nevada delays in exercising his emergency duties and powers in accordance with the public policy of Nevada to ensure that Nevada’s prisons do not become an epidemiological pump for spreading COVID-19 through Nevada’s prisons and the general public, the more likely (Kerkorian’s) one year sentence will become a death sentence,” McAvoyAmaya and attorney Michael Horvath wrote in the 87-page petition.

MyVegas Magazine

February 2020

Congratulations to Robert M. Draskovich and W. Michael Horvath for being named in the Top 100 Lawyers in Las Vegas for 2020. You can read more about their success in the magazine featured above.

AP News

February 2020

A man who initially described for police a gunman who wounded him in a Las Vegas shooting that left two people dead two years ago now denies knowing his assailant. Johnny Brooks testified in shackles Wednesday after being arrested in Texas on a warrant and brought to Nevada as a reluctant witness against Durwin Marquaze Allen.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

February 2020

The victim shuffled to the witness stand in a blue jail jumpsuit and shackles, forced to testify about the day he was shot in a Las Vegas attack that left two others dead. He turned toward attorneys fo......We hope you appreciate our content. Subscribe today to continue reading this story, and all of our stories.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

February 2020

The lone surviving victim of a January 2017 shooting must testify in handcuffs this week against a suspect in the double murder case, a judge decided Tuesday, a day after the suspect was released on h......We hope you appreciate our content. Subscribe today to continue reading this story, and all of our stories.

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February 2020

Johnny Brooks, the only surviving victim in a double homicide, is locked up in a Las Vegas jail because he didn’t show up to testify in a death penalty trial for the man who shot him. The defendant, 34-year-old Durwin Allen, walked out of the Clark County Detention Center on Monday, less than two weeks after the trial was postponed, with a capital murder charge still hanging over his head.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

November 2019

A Las Vegas woman shot by police while she was ......We hope you appreciate our content. Subscribe today to continue reading this story, and all of our stories. filed a $7 million federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the Metropolitan Police Department and the officer involved, who has since left the force.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

July 2019

A judge on Thursday rejected a motion arguing that a former Las Vegas police detective accused of shooting and killing her former son-in-law was wrongfully imprisoned and ordered her case to continue.

LaS Vegas Review-Journal

June 2019

A judge set bail at $1 million Tuesday for a retired Metropolitan Police Department detective facing a first-degree ......We hope you appreciate our content. Subscribe today to continue reading this story, and all of our stories. in what prosecutors described as an execution-style killing of her former son-in-law.

Nevada Business

June 2019

Now in it’s twelfth year, Legal Elite is an annual list showcasing Nevada’s top attorneys as chosen by their peers. The attorneys appearing in the following lists represent the best of the best. Polling for Legal Elite 2019 began in mid-February and nearly 5,000 nominations were submitted by licensed attorneys in Nevada. Each submission then went through an extensive verification process resulting in the top attorneys in the state, chosen by their peers and presented in the following pages.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

May 2019

Prosecutors lodged seven new felony charges Thursday against a Las Vegas police officer accused of committing sex acts with children.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

May 2019

Las Vegas police officer Matthew Terry, who is accused of lewdness with at least three boys, was formally charged Monday morning in Henderson Justice Court.

KTNV Las Vegas

April 2019

The lawyers representing a retired Las Vegas police detective accused of killing her former son-in-law say the victim exhibited 'deviant behavior' and the execution narrative put out by the district attorneys office is not an accurate assessment. Defense Attorneys Robert Draskovich and Michael Horvath say their client, Pamela Bordeaux, was a grandmother trying to protect her family when she fatally shot Sean Babbitt inside her home Tuesday.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

April 2019

A retired Las Vegas police detective facing a murder charge appeared before a judge Thursday, and her lawyers asked for a bail hearing. Pamela Bordeaux, 55, is accused of fatally shooting her former son-in-law Sean Babbitt 10 times inside her home in the northwest valley earlier this week.

The New York Times

January 2019

Robert Draskovich, a Las Vegas lawyer who has represented the Hells Angels and the Bandidos on criminal matters, said that while the verdicts were a potential “death blow” for the Mongols, the outcome was also foreboding for other motorcycle clubs that have been the focus of law enforcement ire over the years.

Fox News

October 2018

Charges against four California dentists -- including three brothers -- accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman at a Las Vegas Strip resort were dropped after cellphone video showed the allegations were "completely fabricated," one of the men's attorney said.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

October 2018

Prosecutors dropped charges Monday against four California dentists, including three brothers, who defense attorneys said were falsely accused of raping a woman at a Las Vegas Strip hotel.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

April 2018

Controversial Las Vegas lawyer Jacob Hafter, who made unsuccessful bids for elected office in recent years and was suspended by the Nevada Supreme Court in November, died Tuesday at the age of 42. Fellow lawyer Robert Draskovich remembered Hafter on Wednesday as a “talented but eccentric attorney.”

Las Vegas Review-Journal

September 2017

A 58-year-old man was ordered Tuesday to serve 20 years in federal prison for his role in supplying drug addicts and dealers with powerful opioids.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

May 2017

A former Las Vegas nightclub promoter was acquitted Thursday of kidnapping and sexual assault charges. Frederick Richards, 51, lowered his head and cried as the verdict was read.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

May 2017

A jury began deliberating sexual assault and kidnapping charges Wednesday against a former Las Vegas nightclub promoter.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

May 2017

Two California women testified Wednesday in the rape trial of a former nightclub promoter, and fought back tears as they described similar sexual assaults that occurred in 1997 and 2002.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

February 2016

The former owner of a Las Vegas counseling service was given a prison sentence of two to five years Wednesday for his role in a scheme to defraud the court system.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

June 2016

A judge set bail at $100,000 Wednesday for a former Desert Pines High School science teacher accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student. Prosecutors added 20 counts Wednesday against Jonathan Scheaffer, 23, including first-degree kidnapping, child abuse, use of a minor as the subject of sexual portrayal, open and gross lewdness, and six counts of sexual assault.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

August 2015

More than a dozen sex offenders are challenging the Nevada Parole Board’s authority to impose conditions on their lifetime supervision. “The state of Nevada should not be allowed to violate the Constitution,” attorney Robert Draskovich said. “It doesn’t matter whether a person has been convicted of an offense that the public may hate. No one is above the law, and it should be followed.”

The New York Times

May 2015

The deadly shootout here on Sunday between rival motorcycle gangs has led to what appears to be the largest roundup and mass arrest of bikers in recent American history, experts said. As the roughly 170 people facing organized-crime charges in the case continued to clog up the local court system on Tuesday, new details emerged about the disputes that led to the violence.

The Dallas Morning News

May 2015

After a gunfight between rival motorcycle gangs outside a crowded restaurant left nine dead, police rounded up everyone on the scene wearing biker vests. Now, as 174 people sit in jail on organized crime charges, legal experts say prosecutors face a massive challenge, and many of those arrested could end up going free.

Las Vegas Sun

March 2012

The attorneys, Robert Draskovich and John Turco, say the high court’s action could finally bring clarity on the law, which allows Nevadans to possess marijuana for medicinal reasons but provides no means to legally obtain it.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

March 2012

A District Court judge declared the state’s law allowing medical marijuana distribution unconstitutional on Friday, calling it “ridiculous” and “absurd.”

Las Vegas review-journal

September 2011

District Judge Jessie Walsh dismissed an attempted sexual assault case Monday against the politically connected former owner of a courthouse counseling service.

las vegas review-journal

September 2011

A district judge Monday tossed an indictment in a medical marijuana criminal case and called the state law governing distribution of the medicinal herb “mind boggling.”

Las Vegas Sun

July 2011

If one of the attorneys in the state’s first criminal case involving Nevada’s medical marijuana laws gets his way, the matter eventually will come before the state’s highest court.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

February 2011

Hopes of solving the mystery behind Cole Puffinburger’s 2008 disappearance were dashed Wednesday as the case against two kidnapping suspects unraveled after three weeks of trial.

Fox News

January 2011

A lawyer for a man accused of kidnapping a Nevada boy as a way to recover $4.5 million in stolen drug money told a federal jury Wednesday the child's mother and grandmother staged the abduction then steered investigators toward the defendants.

Las Vegas Review-Journal

August 2009

Henderson police have been arresting men seeking to meet underage boys and girls on the Web site craigslist, nabbing six locals and one tourist since the effort began in February.

Las Vegas Sun

September 2009

Steven Brox is a familiar face at the county courthouse, where his counseling company helps people charged with crimes get through the justice system. Now it turns out that Brox himself could use some of that counseling. Brox, 44, has been charged in a six-count criminal complaint stemming from an alleged sexual assault in December of one of his relatives, a 15-year-old girl.

Las Vegas Sun

September 2009

Brox’s attorney, Robert Draskovich, said Brox supplied the regulators with a special code to gain Internet access to his records, but Markling said the board had no such code. And Markling said he never heard anything more about the diversion program until a few months ago, when casino security chiefs told him it was in operation.

Las Vegas Sun

August 2005

Misseldine's attorney, Robert Draskovich, said the plea bargain was the result of "ongoing discussions over the past six months" with the district attorney's office. Draskovich said he "believed this young man was innocent" and was happy the district attorney's office "acknowledged there were questions as to his guilt."

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