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State of Nevada (NHP) v. DeCastro

On November 22, 2023, Jose Maria DeCastro was issued a citation by the Nevada Highway Patrol while driving on the Las Vegas Freeway ( IR 15 ) at mile marker 8. While Mr. DeCastro did not release his own version of the traffic stop as he so often does, Body Worn Camera footage has been obtained and is very informative.

At the request of Jose DeCastro, the original hearing to contest his November 22, 2023, citation for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device was postponed and a new hearing date was set for Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

On April 23, 2024, the hearing was held and, due to his incarceration in the Clark County Detention Center as a result of a guilty verdict in Nevada v. DeCastro (23-CR-013015), Jose DeCastro was not in attendance. The Defendant was found to have commited the infraction, his $415 penalty stands and was paid from the cash bond that Mr. DeCastro was required to post to contest the citation.

Ozaukee County vs. Jose Maria Decastro (2023TR002643)

Charge Description Statute Disposition
1 No Tail Lamp/Defective Tail Lamp-Night 347.13(1) Guilty. No Contest Plea. $162.70 Fine

On October 18, 2023, after what could be called an unsuccessful trip to Michigan to disrupt a government meeting, Mr. DeCastro was pulled over by police in Wisconsin in his rental car in the early morning hours. He recorded part of his interaction with the officer and, true-to-form, appeared agressive and forceful when communicating with the officer. While he preaches to his YouTube followers to always remain silent and not interact with the police, Mr. DeCastro's video appears to show him doing otherwise. While issuing a citation is at the officer's discresion, and often an equipment violation on a rental car may simply generate a warning, the officer in this case elected to issue Mr. DeCastro a citation.

On November 7, 2023, Jose DeCastro did not attend court but appears to have entered a 'No Contest' plea. At that time a default judgement of GUILTY was entered and a fine of $162.70 was issued. The fine was paid prior to the due date.

There has been speculation as to who paid the fine, Mr. DeCastro or the rental car company. In Mr. DeCastro's video he shows the lights operating at some point during the stop. If the light were off prior and on later, it suggests the issue may have been an operator error. As a rental car company would probably cover defective equipment, Mr. DeCastro's own video suggests that he would have been responsible for payment and not the rental car company.

State of Nevada (LVMPD) v. Jose DeCastro

On April 17, Mr. DeCastro filed a Federal Lawsuit in retaliation for this arrest.
DeCastro v. Las Vegas Metro. PD et al

On March 15, 2023, Jose Maria DeCastro was charged with Obstructing a Public Officer and Resisting a Public Officer when, while broadcasting live on his Delete Lawz YouTube channel, he recorded himself interfering with a Las Vegas Metro Police Department traffic stop. His information briefly appeared on the Clark County Inmate Lookup website. Based on a video posted by Mr. DeCastro a short time after the arrest appeared on the court website, and the fact that his jail information was removed within a few hours, his time in jail was relatively short.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2024, Jose DeCastro was found Guilty on both counts. He was sentenced to 90-days on each, with the sentences to run consectutively. He appealed to theNevada Eighth Judicial District Court. In the meantime, Mr. DeCastro filed a motion for bail and release pending his appeal. On April 1, 2024, Judge Zimmerman DENIED the motion. He then filed a motion for bail and release to the Eighth Judical District Court, which was denied on April 9, 2024.

On July 10, 2024, DeCastro's appeal to the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Count was heard. Judge Levitt granted his appeal and reversed his conviction, allowing him to be released from the Clark County Detention Center around July 11, 2024 after serving approximately 130 days of his sentence.

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People v. Jose Maria DeCastro

On August 8, 2022, while possibly conducting one of his 'audits' of police during traffic stops, Jose Maria DeCastro was issued a citation for stopping, parking, or leaving his vehicle on a freeway. On November 16th, 2022, the record shows he was found Guilty in Absentia indicating a Failure to Appear.

People v. Jose Maria DeCastro (ELI070966)

On July 11, 2022, Jose Maria DeCastro was issued a citation for exceeding the maximum posted speed of 70 MPH. On September 12, 2022, the record shows a trial was held in Absentia, indicating a Failure to Appear. On October 4, 2022, the record shows the case was ruled as a Conviction: Bail Forfeiture.

State of Arizona v. DeCastro

On December 19, 2021, Jose Maria DeCastro was cited with 2 moving violations. On or about June 9, 2022, a Judge found him GUILTY of both. Based on the records available at the time of this writing, it appears Mr. DeCastro notified the court that he intends to appeal and, on May 5, 2022, a Motion to extend the time to appeal was extended.

People v. Jose Maria DeCastro

On October May 23, 2012, Mr. DeCastro received a citation for crossing the double lines (Citation # 52295PR). With what appears to be a typical response to many of his court cases, Mr. DeCastro also had a charge of Failure To Appear added when he failed to appear for a court date.

Charge Description Statute Level Disposition
1: 05/23/2012 Cross Double Lines VC 1655.8(A) Infraction Guilty
2: 08/17/2012 Failure To Appear (DMV Hold) VC 140508(A) Infraction Guilty

People v. Jose Maria DeCastro (36095HHJD)

On October 7, 2010, Mr. DeCastro received a citation for what appears to be having no registration (Citation # 36095HH). He plead Guilty and was fined.

Charge Description Statute Level Disposition
1 Registration Required VC 4000(A)-I Infraction Guilty

State of Nevada v. DeCastro

Based on the record found, it appears that on August 23, 2008, Jose Maria DeCastro was issued two citations. One for speeding and the other for failure to produce his driver's license when the officer asked for it. He plead 'Not Guilty' to the speeding citation, but the record shows he paid a fine of $190 which would indicate he was found or plead guilty. The second charge was dismissed, which is common if the person charged produces their license when appearing before the court.

State of Oregon v. DeCastro (TC9512033-D)

On May 4, 1995, possibly on the traffic stop on the same day, Jose Maria DeCastro was charged Giving False Information to a Police Officer. According to the attached court record, he plead GUILTY and may have lost his driver's license for a year.

State of Oregon v. DeCastro (DCR9313738-D)

On December 6, 1993. Jose Maria DeCastro was charged with Theft in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor. According to the attached court record, he was found GUILTY. At one point a Warrant had been issued but was later recalled.

State of Oregon v. DeCastro (CR931476-D)

On September 25, 1995. Jose Maria DeCastro was charged with 2 misdemeanors, Stalking and Disorderly Conduct. According to the attached court record, he was found GUILTY on the stalking charge and took part in a diversion program. There is no disposition shown for the Disorderly Conduct charge. At one point a Warrant had been issued but was later recalled.

State of Alaska vs. DeCastro

On April 20, 1993, Jose Maria DeCastro was charged with Driving vehicle when registration suspended or revoked or permit expired.

City of Soldotna vs. DeCastro

On April 2, 1993, Jose Maria DeCastro was charged with Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign.

City of Soldotna vs. DeCastro

On March 23, 1993, Jose Maria DeCastro was charged with 13AAC02.275(a): Basic Speed: Reasonable & Prudent For Road Conditions.

State of Alaska vs. Decastro, Jose

Around March 18, 1993, Jose Maria Decastro was issued citation #T746394 for Negligent Driving by the Alaska State Troopers. According to Alaska State Statutes, Negligent Driving is a step below Reckless Driving. Mr. DeCastro was found GUILTY and fined $250. It appears a Motion was filed to allow Community Work Service in place of the fine.

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