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STATE OF KANSAS v. AMBER DAWN BARNES

If government agents want to search a person's home, the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution requires them to present facts to a judge establishing probable cause for a warrant. Those facts must be sufficiently concrete and detailed to allow the judge to make an independent evaluation of the propriety of the request. Conclusions and generalities are not facts, and government agents... More...   $0 (07-06-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. SETH TORRES

Seth Torres sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant, Justin Barrett, while law enforcement officers observed them. Barrett paid for the methamphetamine with $220 cash provided by law enforcement officers who had recorded each bill's serial number. After the drug deal, Torres briefly entered a nearby apartment before he got into the passenger seat of a car and left. A law enforcement offic... More...   $0 (07-06-2018 - KS)

HO-CHUNK, INC., ET AL. v. JEFF SESSIONS, IN HIS OFFICIAL CAPACITY, ET AL. Ho-Chunk Inc.: Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Historically, the “HoChunk” Tribe occupied portions of what are now several midwestern states. In the 1800’s the Tribe entered into treaties with the United States and divided into two branches: the HoChunk Nation of Wisconsin and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Both are federally-recognized Indian tribes with federal reservations. See 83 Fed. Reg. 4,235, 4,237, 4,239 (Jan. 30, 2018).
The... More...
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STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. EMAN HASSENBEY, a/k/a EMOND HASSENBAY, AMAN A. HASSENBEY, and EMAN A. HASSENBEY

After a judge denied his motion to suppress evidence seized during a warrantless search (Indictment No. 15-03-0237), and his pretrial motions, including an application for a Franks1 hearing, on a second set of charges (Indictment No. 15-06-0448), defendant Eman Hassenbey entered into a plea agreement with the State. In exchange for his guilty pleas to one count of the first indictment, thir... More...   $0 (07-05-2018 - NJ)

STATE OF IOWA vs. BION BLAKE INGRAM SUPREME COURT OF IOWA

At about 6:39 a.m. on October 30, 2015, a police officer pulled over Bion Ingram, who was driving on Highway 14 in Newton, Iowa. The officer had noticed the vehicle’s license plate was not illuminated as required. After speaking with Ingram, the officer also noticed the
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vehicle’s registration sticker did not match its license plate—the vehicle’s actual registration had expired in 2... More...
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Tajay Stephens v. The State of Texas

The indictment against Stephens alleged that he possessed a controlled substance with
intent to deliver. Before trial, Stephens filed a motion to suppress evidence. At the hearing on the
motion to suppress, Officer Tracy Zimmerman with the Austin Police Department testified that he
was patrolling downtown Austin in May 2016 when he noticed unusual activity happening early in
the ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. DONTE TRAYVON WESTMORELAND

Westmoreland was charged with: (1) conspiracy to distribute at least 450 grams but less than 30 kilograms of marijuana; (2) possession of at least 450 grams but less than 30 kilograms of marijuana with intent to distribute; (3) conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine; and (4) possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The following is a brief summary of the evidence presented at th... More...   $0 (07-02-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ERIC O. HERNANDEZ

Hernandez was charged in 2005 with two counts of unlawful possession of contraband under K.S.A. 2005 Supp. 21-3826. The charges came after deputies in a Sedgwick County jail twice found him with a filed-down toothbrush that could be used as a weapon. A jury convicted Hernandez on both counts, and the court sentenced him to 54 months in prison. That sentence was made consecutive to a longer sentenc... More...   $0 (07-02-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KIRK R. WARREN Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This all began when the Greenwood County Sherriff's Department suspected that Warren was involved in drug dealing out of his house in Eureka. Sergeant Jason Myers conducted a trash pull from the trash container outside Warren's house and found a syringe, a white pill, a piece of a drinking straw that was red in color, a wooden stick that was burnt on one end and red in color, a clear zipper sandwi... More...   $0 (07-02-2018 - KS)

Quincy Hawkins v. State of Indiana (mem

The evidence most favorable to the verdict shows that on August 21, 2015, officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department SWAT team executed a no-knock search warrant on Hawkins’s home. In an effort to keep everyone safe, the SWAT team broke a window and used a flash bang, a diversionary device meant to disorient the occupants of a residence, as they announced their presence by... More...   $0 (07-01-2018 - IN)

LINDSEY FRENCH Versus CLAIBORNE PARISH POLICE JURY AND CLAIBORNE PARISH SHERIFF Eleventh Court of Appeals

French was housed at the CPDC while awaiting trial on drug and
firearm charges. On February 18, 2014, French pled guilty to distribution of
cocaine and was sentenced to nine years at hard labor. He remained at the
CPDC as an inmate of the Louisiana Department of Safety and Corrections
following his conviction and sentencing.
According to Assistant Warden John Goodwin, t... More...
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Rebecca Plumlee v. The State of Texas

In our due-process review of the sufficiency of the evidence to support a
conviction, we view all of the evidence in the light most favorable to the verdict to
determine whether any rational trier of fact could have found the essential
elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Jackson v. Virginia, 443 U.S.
307, 319, 99 S. Ct. 2781, 2789 (1979); Jenkins v. State, 493 S.W... More...
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STATE OF OHIO - vs - MICHAEL A. ANDERSON, JR., Ohio Court of Appeals

On March 13, 2017, the Lake County Grand Jury issued an Indictment,
charging Anderson with Trafficking in Marijuana (Count One), a felony of the fifth
degree, in violation of R.C. 2925.03(A)(2); Possessing Criminal Tools (Count Two), a
felony of the fifth degree, in violation of R.C. 2923.24; and Use or Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia (Count Three), a misdemeanor of the fourth... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRYAN M. DOTSON

Defendant-appellant, Bryan Dotson, appeals from a Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judgment convicting him of receiving stolen property in the form of a vehicle and tampering with vehicle identifying numbers, following a jury trial. {¶2} On May 22, 2014, Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Erik Golias initiated a traffic stop of appellant on State Route 46 in Mahoning County, Ohio. Trooper Goli... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. LARRY LIGGINS

Appellant was indicted for one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity in violation of R.C. 2923.32(A) and five counts of drug trafficking in violation of R.C. 2925.03. 9/23/15 Indictment. The engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity charge was a first-degree felony and contained a specification that at least one of the incidents of corrupt activity was a felony of the first, second,... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - OH)

Michael D. Terry v. State of Indiana

At approximately 10 p.m. on October 18, 2016, seventeen-year-old E.S. was
returning home from work on State Road 1 in Dearborn County. Terry was
driving the car directly in front of E.S. As Terry approached Sawdon Ridge
Road (“Sawdon Ridge”), he turned on his right turn signal. Terry applied his
brakes but missed the turn on Sawdon Ridge. As E.S. turned right on Sawdon
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United States of America v. Frank Susany, Jr. Federal Courthouse - Youngstown, Ohio

Frank Susany, Jr. pled guilty to one count of
conspiracy to knowingly receive and transport explosive materials, in violation of 18 U.S.C.
§§ 371, 842(a)(3)(A), and 844(a). The district court granted a three-level downward variance
from Susany’s advisory Guidelines range and imposed a sentence of 21 months of imprisonment,
followed by a two year period of supervised release. Susany... More...
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United States of America v. Yakov Pisman Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Final Defendant Sentenced on Federal Conspiracy Charges

For Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes and Money Laundering

Yakov Pisman, was sentenced to 87 months in prison for conspiring to traffic in contraband cigarettes and money laundering.

According to court documents, Pisman and others conspired for more than four years to buy contraband cigarettes in ... More...
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United States of America v. Coleman Tuton Western District of Arkansas Federal Courthouse - Texarkana, Arkansis/Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Coleman Tuton conditionally pleaded guilty to possession with intent to
distribute cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1). Tuton appeals the district
court’s denial of his motion to suppress eight pounds of 1 cocaine seized from his
1The Honorable Susan O. Hickey, United States District Judge for the Western
District of Arkansas.
luggage during an extended traffic stop o... More...
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Alexander Eli Martinez v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Seventh District of Texas at Amarillo Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In September of 2014, law enforcement began an investigation into the distribution
of narcotics from appellant’s residence at 301 East Chicago in Muleshoe, Texas. On
December 4, 2014, while the home was under surveillance, a confidential informant
purchased cocaine from appellant. Later that same day, law enforcement obtained a
search warrant for the residence.
When law ... More...
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Russel Bradley Turner v. The State of Texas

In October 2015, Officer Mark Baker of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office
observed a vehicle that he believed was speeding. Officer Baker activated his radar, and his radar
indicated that the vehicle was traveling at 44 miles per hour, which was faster than the posted speed
limit of 30 miles per hour. Officer Baker activated his emergency lights and tried to pull the vehicle
o... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JAY A. CONTELLO

In October 2014, the State charged Contello with two counts of making a false information, a severity level 8 nonperson felony. The parties entered into a plea agreement in which Contello agreed to plead guilty to one count of making a false information and the State agreed to dismiss the other count. In addition, the State agreed to recommend that Contello be granted probation even though he was ... More...   $0 (06-23-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Deandre Eugene Cooper and Charles Jesse Beuterbaugh Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Council Bluffs, IA - Inmates Sentenced for Contraband in Pottawattamie County Jail

Deandre Eugene Cooper, age 35, and Charles Jesse Beuterbaugh, age 30, were sentenced by United States District Court Senior Judge James E. Gritzner for Possession of Contraband by a Federal Prisoner announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Cooper was sentenced to 100 months imprisonment to be follo... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. FRANK MICHAEL SUSANY, JR UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

Between February and April 2013, Susany entered into a conspiracy with Robert Courtney and James Quinn to obtain explosives that would be used to crack safes at jewelry stores and coin shops. The trio planned to obtain funds to finance their initial purchase of explosives by breaking into jewelry stores and coin shops to steal valuable items. On February 13, 2013, Susany and Quinn met with a con... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Ramon Cobena Duenas United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida - Miami, Florida

After trial by jury, Ramon Cobena Duenas was convicted of conspiring to exchange counterfeit currency, and dealing in counterfeit currency, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 371 and 473. On appeal, Cobena Duenas challenges his convictions, claiming that the government failed to prove he knew the transaction involved counterfeit United States currency. After review, we affirm.
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The essential f... More...
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