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Luke Gonzalez v. The State of Texas

Gonzalez was charged by indictment with burglary of a habitation with the intent to
commit aggravated assault, a first-degree felony. See id. § 30.02(a)(1) (West, Westlaw
through 2017 1st C.S.). At trial the State put on testimony from the homeowner Joanna
Villapando and the complainant of the aggravated assault, Rueben Granado.
Villapando testified that Gonzalez is her daug... More...
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William Walley v. The State of Texas

The State charged Appellant with two counts of aggravated sexual assault against K.C.1 The indictment alleged that Appellant intentionally and knowingly caused the penetration of (1) the sexual organ of K.C., a person who was then and there a disabled individual, by the defendant’s sexual organ, without the consent of K.C., and (2) the mouth of K.C., a person who was then and there a disabled indi... More...   $0 (05-11-2018 - TX)

Daniel Davila Martinez v. The State of Texas Daniel Davila Martinez - Registered Sex Offender

In his first three issues, Martinez contends that the trial court abused its discretion
by admitting the testimony of former Child Protective Services investigator Valerie Perez,
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Child Safe forensic interviewer Andrea Aguirre, and child-abuse pediatrician Jennifer
Clarke, M.D., as outcry witnesses. With regard to these witnesses, Martinez argues ... More...
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United States of America v. William Hammond and Kristine Vanorman District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, UT - Utah PSN Partners Target Those Who “Lie-And-Try” To Purchase A Firearm; Two Federal Firearms Licensees Also Charged

Utah Project Safe Neighborhoods partners have a message for those who “lie-and-try” in attempting to purchase a firearm from federal firearms licensees in Utah: If you lie on paperwork you are required to complete to purchase a firearm, you may end up f... More...
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Kevin Jackson v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On April 10, 2007, around 4:30 a.m., D.L. and her daughter were sleeping in
the same bedroom in the apartment where they lived. D.L. was awakened by a
loud noise. Jackson, armed with a knife, had broken into the apartment. He
entered the bedroom and stood at the end of D.L.’s bed, obviously intoxicated
and swaying back and forth. He told D.L. that he wanted to have sex with... More...
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Bruce K. Pond v. State of Indiana

The facts, as stated in Pond’s direct appeal, follow:
On July 22, 2011, Pond was drinking beer with his son Blake and a family friend on the back porch of his mother’s house in Ossian, Indiana. Pond became annoyed with a light shining from the pier of a neighboring pond. Matt Michuda (Michuda) along with his four year old son Jacob and two friends were fishing off the pier. Pond went insid... More...
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John Charles Prenderville v. State of Indiana COURT OF APPEALS OF INDIANA

On January 20, 2017, Prenderville and his ex-wife, Mary Pimental (Pimental),
were celebrating Prenderville’s birthday at a bar in Lake County, Indiana.
Prenderville became intoxicated and “obnoxious and began harassing
[Pimental] and belittling her” by “calling her stupid and a dumb bitch, and
using other profanities.” (Appellant’s App. Vol. II, p. 7). At around 2:30 a.m., <... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Mainor Celin Avilez Canales Mainor Celin Canales - Registered Sex Offender

The Defendant was charged with aggravated rape after he was seen carrying the semi-conscious and beaten victim across the parking lot of a bar. The victim, who was severely intoxicated at the time she was assaulted, could not recall the particulars of the assault. At trial, the Defendant asserted that he did not have intercourse with her and that her injuries were the result of a fall.
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State of Tennessee v. Patrick Jayson Reeners Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On April 21, 2016, the Defendant pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor, public intoxication, a C misdemeanor, (Case 729-2015) and telephone harassment, a Class A misdemeanor (Case 806-2015). The trial court reviewed the offenses for which the Defendant was entering guilty pleas and the agreed-upon sentences. The Defendant confirmed his understanding of the plea agreement. ... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

Antonio L. Freeman v. State of Tennessee Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

In July 2010, the Petitioner was being housed in the Sumner County Jail while awaiting trial in another case. During a search of his cellon July 9, officers found Xanax and Soma pills hidden in a package of Ramen Noodles. In November 2010, the Sumner County Grand Jury indicted the Petitioner for one count of possessing contraband in a penal facility, a Class C felony. The trial court appointed ... More...   $0 (05-09-2018 - TN)

United States of America v. Shayne Kniss District of Oregon Federal Courthouse - Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR - Former Lake Oswego Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors

Shayne Kniss, 42, formerly of Lake Oswego, Oregon, pleaded guilty on May 8, 2018 to one count of wire fraud for defrauding clients of his investment firm, Iris Capital Management Group, LLC (Iris Capital).

“Investment advisors are legally required to act in the best interest of the clients. ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. James Wolford Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals

On April 18, 2016, the defendant pled guilty to one count of attempted possession of methamphetamine in exchange fora four-year sentenceconsisting of ninety-eight days of confinement and three years, eight months on supervised probation. On April 7, 2017, the defendant got into an altercation with David Irwin and Harry Wolford that resulted in his arrest for two counts of aggravated assault and o... More...   $0 (05-08-2018 - TN)

STATE OF KANSAS v. JUSTIN A. PINEDO

Justin Pinedo appeals the district court's decision to revoke his probation and require him to serve his underlying prison sentence. Pinedo suggests that the district court should have first ordered him to serve an intermediate sanction, such as a short jail stay followed by a return to probation, rather than send him to prison. But Pinedo had already been given new chances at probation after shor... More...   $0 (05-08-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ANDRE NIGEL KING

The events occurring between King and his estranged wife, M.K., on May 3, 2014, resulted in the State charging King with one count of rape in violation of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5503, and one count of aggravated kidnapping in violation of K.S.A. 2013 Supp. 21-5408(b). The jury was unable to reach a verdict on the rape count but found King guilty of aggravated kidnapping.

In order to unde... More...
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WHITE RIVER HEALTH SYSTEM, INC., d/b/a WHITE RIVER MEDICAL CENTER, ET AL. v. MADELINE LONG, AS SPECIAL ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF DANIELLE TOTH, DECEASED

On January 20, 2012, Randall Johnson, as special administrator of the estate of Danielle
Toth, deceased, filed this action against multiple defendants, including WRMC, asserting
claims for wrongful death and medical negligence.1 WRMC answered the complaint, denied
the allegations of negligence, and pled that it was a charitable, nonprofit organization entitled
to immunity from ... More...
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Carl Johnson v. The State of Texas

The record shows that appellant was a member of the Felony Lane Gang. Members of this gang work in small groups that travel around the country stealing various items of identification, as well as credit cards, debit cards, and checks. Their normal method of operation was to break into cars parked at locations where the owners frequently leave purses in their cars, including cemeteries and daycar... More...   $0 (05-07-2018 - TX)

Deion Reed v. The State of Texas

On the night of May 15, 2012, the Longview Police Department (LPD) received reports
that shots had just been fired in the Signal Hill apartment complex parking lot. LPD officers
Dennis Phillips and Benny Cooks were dispatched to Signal Hill with instructions to be on the
lookout for an orange Mitsubishi Eclipse, which they soon spotted. While witnesses urged Phillips
to quick... More...
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Michael Alan Sands v. The State of Texas

In March 2011, then six-year-old Anna made an outcry of sexual abuse against Michael
Alan Sands, her mother’s ex-boyfriend.1 As a result of Anna’s allegations, a Hunt County jury
found Sands guilty of one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child2 and one count of indecency
with a child by contact.3 After finding that he had previously been convicted of a felony offense,
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Katherine Evans v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals MoreLaw Can Make Your Phone Ring 888-354-4529

This appeal concerns four consolidated
cases involving similar alleged violations of the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C.
§ 1692e(8). Plaintiffs defaulted on credit cards, and defendant
Portfolio Recovery Associates (“PRA”), an Illinois debt collection
agency, bought the accounts for collection. The Debtors
Legal Clinic (the “Clinic”) sent separate le... More...
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Nielsen Contracting, Inc. v. Applied Underwriters, Inc.


Nielsen Contracting, Inc. and T&M Framing, Inc. (collectively Nielsen) sued
several entities (defendants) alleging these entities fraudulently provided workers'
compensation policies to Nielsen that were illegal and contained unconscionable terms.
Defendants moved to compel arbitration and stay the litigation under an arbitration
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provision in one defendant's contract, t... More...
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Joshua Clayton Streed v. The State of Texas

After Joshua Clayton Streed engaged in repeatedly placing unwanted telephone messages
to a woman, posting intimate photographs of her on social media sites, and soliciting someone to
attack or slay the woman (eventually driving the woman to engage in self-mutilation which was
sufficiently serious to require her hospitalization), he was charged with stalking the woman.1
Streed... More...
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Willie Guillermo Torres v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that Manfred Thompson lived in the same house on North
Oxford street in San Angelo, Texas for over 35 years. He was retired and lived there with his wife
and dog. Thompson testified that on the morning of February 25, 2015, after his wife left for work,
he left his home at around 10:00 and returned approximately two hours later around lunchtime. He
explai... More...
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Thyee McGruder v. The State of Texas

In November 2015, two Fort Worth police officers arrested McGruder for shoplifting $236 in merchandise from a local Wal-Mart.2 McGruder was later
indicted for theft of property valued at less than $2,500 with two prior theft
convictions, a state-jail felony. Id. § 31.03(e)(4)(D). In an enhancement
paragraph, the State also alleged two prior state-jail felony convictions, which
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Herbert Hoover Pratt III v. The State of Texas

Appellant Herbert Hoover Pratt III was arrested pursuant to a warrant after
he answered the front door of his house in response to the police’s knock. Police
discovered cocaine in his pocket during the post-arrest frisk for weapons and
contraband. Pratt was charged with and convicted of possession of a controlled
1See Tex. R. A... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. MICHAEL P. LOUGH United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Michael P. Lough pled guilty, pursuant to a conditional plea agreement, to
possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(5)(B) (2012). The
district court sentenced Lough to 37 months’ imprisonment. On appeal, Lough
challenges the denial of his pretrial motion to suppress.
In United States v. McLamb, 880 F.3d 685 (4th Cir. 2018), we addressed a
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