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United States of America v. Hernando Javier Vergara Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

This appeal presents the issue whether warrantless forensic searches of two cell phones at the border violated the Fourth Amendment. U.S. Const. amend IV. Hernando Javier Vergara appeals the denial of his motion to suppress evidence found on two cell phones that he carried on a cruise from Cozumel, Mexico to Tampa, Florida. He argues that the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Riley v. Califo... More...   $0 (03-21-2018 - FL)

Klean W. Hollywood, LLC v. The Superior Court of California, Langston Jackson, Real Party in Interest

Petitioner Klean W. Hollywood, LLC (Klean), a voluntary
drug abuse treatment facility, was sued by real party Langston
Jackson, who had enrolled at the facility to obtain treatment
for drug addiction. Jackson blamed Klean for the injuries he
suffered after smuggling heroin into his room and injecting it
late one night. Jackson claimed that Klean was negligent in
failing to ... More...
   $0 (03-12-2018 - CA)

Haskell G. Greer, et al. v. City of Highland Park, Michigan, et al. Eastern District of Michigan Countroom - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Individual defendants (“the officers”) in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983
matter appeal the district court’s denial of their motion for judgment on the pleadings based on
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No. 17-1281 Greer, et al. v. City of Highland Park, Mich., et al. Page 2
qualified immunity. Because we find that the complaint states a plausible claim that the officers
violated the plaintiffs’ clearly established F... More...
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United States of America v. James Larry McNeal Eastern District of Virginia - Federal Courthouse - Alexandria, Virginia

Defendants James Larry McNeal and Alphonso Stoddard were
convicted by a jury and sentenced in the Eastern District of
Virginia for conspiracy, armed bank robberies, and brandishing
firearms during crimes of violence. On appeal, McNeal and
Stoddard jointly challenge the sufficiency of the evidence
supporting their convictions on the brandishing offenses.
Separately, McNeal p... More...
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United States of America v. Deldrick D. Jackson Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

Atlanta, GA - Federal prisoner sentenced for running a taxi service for escaped inmates

U.S. Penitentiary inmate Deldrick D. Jackson has been sentenced to an additional one year, six months in federal prison for running an inmate taxi service and a contraband smuggling operation and with his fiancée Kelly Bass.

“Inmates who escape from prison threaten the safety of our communiti... More...
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State of Missouri v. Phillip Douglas and Jennifer M. Gaulter Jackson County Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

The state appeals from the circuit court’s order sustaining the defendants’ motions
to suppress all evidence seized pursuant to a warrant authorizing search of a residence for
stolen items. The state admits an officer submitted a prepared search warrant form, which
was then executed by a circuit judge, authorizing a search for any deceased human fetus
or corpse despite the fact the... More...
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United States of America v. Adrian Bailey Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Springfield, Illinois

Adrian Bailey offered to sell marijuana
to an informant who had already brokered the purchase
of a firearm from him; the informant accepted the offer and
purchased $40 worth of marijuana from Bailey contemporaneously
with the firearm purchase. On that basis, Bailey was
convicted after a bench trial of possessing a firearm in further2
No. 17-1031
ance of a drug trafficki... More...
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Michael Lee Smith v. The State of Oklahoma Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

¶1 Appellant, Michael Lee Smith, was tried by a jury in Wagoner County District Court, Case No. CF-2014-451, and convicted of Count II: Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance in the Presence of a Minor, After Former Conviction of Two or More Felonies, in violation of 63 O.S.Supp.2012, § 2-402(C); and Count III: Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, in violation of 63 O.S.2011, § 2-405.1... More...   $0 (02-15-2018 - OK)

United States of America v. Todd Rasberry

Todd Rasberry found himself in a
jam: during a pat-down incident to a Terry stop, see Terry v. Ohio,
392 U.S. 1, 19-20 (1968), an agent of the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) discovered a softball-sized object stashed in
Rasberry's undershorts. Believing that the object contained
drugs, the agent arrested Rasberry on the spot. A subsequent
search of Rasberry's person ... More...
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State of Missouri v. Vicki Leann Gilmore St. Clair County Courthouse - Osceola, Missouri

Vicki Gilmore appeals her conviction of the class C felony of possession of a
controlled substance, arguing insufficient evidence supports her conviction. Following a
jury trial, Gilmore was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in prison. The circuit
court suspended the execution of the sentence and placed her on probation for five years.
Because there was insufficient evidenc... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MONICA L. FOWLER

The Ross County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Monica
Fowler with one count of possession of cocaine in violation of R.C. 2925.11, a first
degree felony.
{¶4} Through her appointed trial counsel, Fowler filed a motion to suppress “all
evidence obtained as a result of the unlawful and illegal warrantless arrest by the Ohio
State Highway Patrol.” Her motion raise... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - OH)

United States of America v. Pierre Azor District of Maine Federal Courthouse - Portland, Maine

Appellant Pierre Azor
("Appellant") appeals the district court's denials of his motions
for suppression and severance, and claims that his sentence of
thirty-six months of imprisonment is substantively unreasonable.
After review, we find that the district court properly denied his
motion to suppress and did not abuse its discretion in denying his
motion to sever. Additional... More...
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Julie Peffer and Jesse Peffer v. Mike Stephens Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan

This appeal requires us to determine the extent of the
Fourth Amendment’s requirements for an affidavit supporting a warrant to search the residence
of an individual suspected of committing a crime involving the use of a computer.
That issue figures prominently in Plaintiffs Julie and Jesse Peffer’s appeal of the district
court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendant Mike... More...
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Jon Erik Torres v. The State of Texas Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas

On May 14, 2015, Officers Nieto and Vader of the San Antonio Police Department
conducted a traffic stop of Torres’s vehicle based on the vehicle’s expired registration. Officer
Nieto approached the vehicle on the passenger side, and as he made contact with the passenger, he
smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officers placed both Torres and the
passenger ... More...
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United States of America v. Gross Williams Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Courthouse - New Orleans, Louisiana

Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams appeals the district court’s rulings denying his motions to suppress. For the following reasons, we affirm.
I. Facts & Procedural History
Defendant-Appellant Gross Williams was convicted in 2012 in Iberville Parish on state charges of distributing marijuana and placed on five years of probation. Conditions of Williams’s probation included permitting home ... More...
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Jonathan J. Owens v. State of Indiana Indiana Court of Appeals

In March 2016, Owens lived in a boarding house on Concord Avenue in
Indianapolis, Indiana. The boarding house had an unlocked entrance that led
to a common area, off of which were individual, locked, sleeping rooms.
Owens lived in one of the sleeping rooms.
[4] On the morning of March 23, 2016, Detective Andrew Deddish (“Detective
Deddish”) of the Indianapolis Metropol... More...
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United States of America v. Kelly Ray Potter, Jr. Eastern District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Muskogee Oklahoma

Muskogee, OK - McAlester Inmate Pleads Guilty To Possessing Contraband In Prison

Kelly Ray Potter Jr., age 41, of McAlester, Oklahoma pled on January 19, 2018 guilty to Possessing Contraband In Prison, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1791(a)(2), 1791(b)(3) and 1791(d)(1)(B), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.
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State of Nebraska v. Teon D. Hill Man convicted of killing 34-year-old Omahan

A December 10, 2013, surveillance video shows Dunn making a purchase at a liquor store at 30th and Pinkney Streets in Omaha at approximately 9:54 p.m. The purchase was placed in a white plastic bag. Surveillance video indicates
that Dunn then walked toward 28th Avenue. At approximately 10 p.m., a gunshot detection system notified the Omaha Police Department of six shots fired in the area. Offi... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Joseph Howard Hinson, III Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

The Hardin County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging the Appellant with selling .5 grams or more of methamphetamine within a drug-free zone after a confidential informant purchased drugsfrom the Appellant.
At trial, Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Caldwell, who was assigned to the 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force, testified that in August 2014, Tommy Woods
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STATE OF OHIO v. CHRISTOPHER J. MCINTOSH

In Scioto C.P. Case No. 16CR411, the Scioto County Grand Jury returned
an indictment charging Christopher McIntosh with two counts of aggravated trafficking in
drugs, one count of trafficking in drugs, two counts of aggravated possession of drugs,
one count of possession of drugs, one count of having weapons while under disability,
and one count of receiving stolen property, wi... More...
   $0 (01-18-2018 - OH)

Sergio Gonzalez v. The State of Texas

In his first issue, appellants contends he was not properly admonished concerning the range
of punishment he would face if he pleaded guilty. Before the plea hearing, appellant received
written admonishments, which recited that he was charged with a first degree felony with a
punishment range of “5-99 years or Life and an optional fine not to exceed $10,000.00.” At the
hearing,... More...
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United States of America v. Paul Suarez Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

A jury convicted Paul Suarez for his involvement in a drug trafficking
conspiracy and for firearms offenses. Suarez appeals contending that the
convictions were not supported by sufficient evidence. He also asserts that the
district court erred in imposing a 120-month (ten year) mandatory minimum
prison sentence for possession of a sawed-off shotgun in furtherance of a drug
tra... More...
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United States of America v. Paul Hursey District of Delaware Federal Courthouse - Wilmington, Deleware

Wilmington, DE - State Corrections Officer Sentenced For Smuggling Drugs and Cell Phones Into the J.T. Vaughn Correctional Center

Paul Hursey, age 49, of Dover, Delaware, was sentenced on January 3, 2017 by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark to 30 months incarceration. Hursey previously had pled guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right.
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Christian Burt v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On the afternoon of July 13, 2016, Detective Eric Forestal (“Det. Forestal”), an
undercover detective with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
(“IMPD”), was conducting surveillance. He observed a man, later identified as
Burt, exit an apartment building with an open beer bottle in his hand and walk
towards a white Cadillac in the parking lot. Det. Forestal saw Bur... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - IN)

Christian Burt v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On the afternoon of July 13, 2016, Detective Eric Forestal (“Det. Forestal”), an
undercover detective with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
(“IMPD”), was conducting surveillance. He observed a man, later identified as
Burt, exit an apartment building with an open beer bottle in his hand and walk
towards a white Cadillac in the parking lot. Det. Forestal saw Bur... More...
   $0 (01-13-2018 - IN)

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