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The People of the State of Colorado v. Curtis A. Brooks

This case presents the question of whether Colorado’s recently enacted
sentencing scheme for juvenile offenders who received unconstitutional mandatory
sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole (“LWOP”) violates the
Special Legislation Clause of the Colorado Constitution. We conclude that it does not.
¶2 Based on acts that Brooks committed when he was fifte... More...
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Dustin Lee James v. The People of the State of Colorado MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices The Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law 406 South Boulder and 625 South Denver - 582-3993

Dustin James was initially charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, one count of possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance, and one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, all but the last of which were dismissed before trial. He was acquitted of the charged offense of possession with intent to distribute methamphetami... More...   $0 (09-18-2018 - CO)

STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JEANNE ROEPER, a/k/a JEANNA ROEPER MORELAW Legal Services Marketing Your Source For Marketing Your Firm Nationwide . Completely Free Marketing If It Does Not Work.

Defendant is the mother of three children, including fifteen-year-old J.M. 15 (Son). Son had a history of behavioral problems and had been diagnosed with 16 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Defendant also cares for her 17 younger son, who is deaf and suffers from autism and Down syndrome. Along with 18 her own three children, Defendant also cares for her grandchild. 19 ... More...   $0 (09-18-2018 - NM)

STATE OF KANSAS v. ELLIOTT MAURICE KYLES MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

On June 2, 2013, Reginald Johnson parked his black SUV in a convenience store parking lot near 38th Street and Leavenworth Road in Wyandotte County, Kansas. After exiting the SUV, Johnson looked up and saw a man wearing a light-blue hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and his hand inside the sweatshirt pocket. Johnson saw the man get out of an SUV parked directly in front of the store. As the man c... More...   $0 (09-18-2018 - KS)

United States of America v. Felipe Rodriguez and Brandon Montoya Western District of Louisiana - Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport, LA - Texas men plead guilty to trafficking 10 kilograms of fentanyl

Two Texas men pleaded guilty to trafficking more than 10 kilograms of fentanyl through Louisiana.

Felipe Rodriguez, 22, of McAllen, Texas, and Brandon Montoya, 24, of Kaufman, Texas, pleaded guilty before Elizabeth E. Foote to one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. According to t... More...
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United States of America v. Jose Escalante and Jose Alonso Garcia Federal Courthouse - Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith, AR - Two Fort Smith Men Sentenced To A Total Of Over 32 Years In Federal Prison For Drug Trafficking

Jose Escalante, age 36, of Fort Smith, was sentenced today to 200 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release on one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine and Jose Alonso Garcia, age 38, of Fort Smith, was sentenced today to 188 months in f... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SERGIO GUERRA Sooner Cannabis Consultants

On March 24, 2016, D.B.—an adult female—was working at a convenience store on Richards Drive in Manhattan. Around 10 p.m., Guerra entered the store and began making flirtatious comments and harassing D.B. This went on for several minutes before Guerra eventually left the store. About an hour and a half later at the end of her shift, D.B. left the convenience store and went to her car.

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STATE OF KANSAS v. ANDREW JAMES CLINE MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices - Downtown Tulsa-- Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law

On July 8, 2016, Cline pled guilty and was convicted of two counts of unlawful cultivation or distribution of controlled substance, a level 4 nonperson felony. Cline was sentenced to 18 months' probation, a downward departure from the presumptive prison sentence, with an underlying term of 63 months in prison. On January 11, 2017, Cline stipulated to violating his terms of probation and was giv... More...   $0 (09-18-2018 - KS)

Nicholas Sampson v. Investigator William Lambert District of Nebraska Federal Courthouse - Omaha, Nebraska

St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co. (“St. Paul Insurance”) appeals the
district court’s grant of summary judgment to Matthew Livers and Nicholas Sampson.
Chief Judge Smith and Judge Colloton file this * opinion pursuant to 8th Cir.
Rule 47E.
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The court concluded that St. Paul Insurance had a duty under its coverage policy to
indemnify David Kofoed for intentional acts... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. MARTIN R. PATRICK MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

Martin Patrick appeals his conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol to a degree that rendered him incapable of safely operating a vehicle. The events leading to his conviction took place at about 10:30 on the evening of May 25, 2013, when Officer Jason Colobong of the Tonganoxie Police Department observed Patrick's pickup truck straddling the centerline of the road. Patrick and his gi... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. OSIE PATRICK MoreLaw Receptionist Services Never Miss Another Call With MoreLaw's Receptionists Answering Your Calls

On July 18, 2015, Saquisha Clark was with her friends Deirdre Dickerson, Artisha Dickerson, and Jodecie Jones. After leaving a bar, the four women were invited to a nearby establishment, the Hell's Lover's Motorcycle Club. Other than Deirdre, who was pregnant, the women had been drinking alcoholic beverages.

After staying a brief time inside the club, the women decided to leave and retu... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Battle Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Hammond, IN - Former East Chicago Councilman Sentenced To 20 Years in Prison

Robert Battle, age 45, of East Chicago, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his guilty plea of discharging a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, causing death of another person.

U.S. Attorney Kirsch said, “Mr. Battle was a drug dealer, while at the same ti... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Jamal P. Hicks

Defendant was indicted by the Montgomery County Grand Jury in February of 2016 for one count of violating the Tennessee Sexual Offender and Violent Sexual Offender Registration, Verification and Tracking Act of 2004 (“the Act”) by “[f]alsification of a TBI registration form” as stated in Tennessee Code Annotated section 40-39-208(a)(2); one count of violating the Act by “[f]ailure to timely disclo... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Tyson Reed King MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

The Defendant’s convictions relate to an incident at the Mount Pleasant Courthouse in which a sheriff’s deputywitnessed the Defendant’sdroppinga clearplastic “baggie”and swallowing a significant portion of the baggie’s contents. At the trial, Maury County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Wray testified that, onAugust 29, 2016, the Defendant dropped a baggie on the floor as he walked by the deputy in the cour... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - tn)

United States of America v. David Shanks Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI - Green Bay Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Fentanyl, Resulting in One Death and Two Overdoses

A federal jury convicted David Shanks, 37, of Green Bay, of conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine, conduct which resulted in death. As a result of his conviction and two prior felony drug convictions, Shanks faces a mandatory s... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Maurice Gray MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law MoreLaw Suites - Legal Suites and Virtual Offices The Best Places In Downtown Tulsa To Practice Law 406 South Boulder and 625 South Denver - 582-3993

On February 12, 2015, the Shelby County Grand Jury indicted Defendant on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, and evading arrest. Jury trial Marcus Merriweather, the victim, testified that he had been previously convicted of posse... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - TN)

Shonda Martin v. Milwaukee County Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County (“County”) hired Xavier Thicklen in late 2012 to work as a corrections officer in its jail. County has a zero-tolerance policy forbidding corrections officers from having any sexual
contact with inmates. County repeatedly instructed Thicklen not to engage in any such contact and trained him to avoid it. Thicklen gave answers to quizzes indicating he understood the training. Bu... More...
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Kashiya Nwanguma v. Donald J. Trump Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

Plaintiffs participated in a Trump for President campaign rally in Louisville in March 2016 . . . with the purpose of protesting. Perceived to be disruptive, they were unceremoniously ushered out after then-candidate Donald J. Trump said, “Get ’em out of here.” Plaintiffs were pushed and shoved by members of the audience as they made their exit and now seek damages from Trump alleging his actions ... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - kY)

Joe Ribakoff v. City of Long Beach

Joe Ribakoff, a frequent attendee at meetings of the Long
Beach Transit Company Board of Directors, filled out a public
speaker’s card and spoke on agenda item 10 at the board’s
August 24, 2015 meeting for the three minutes allowed each
public speaker on an agenda item. When he rose to speak a
second time on the same agenda item, it was during the board’s
deliberation and v... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. MAKSIM LUTSKOV MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

The defendant, Maksim Lustkov, was sixteen years old in October, 1999, when he committed an armed home invasion during which he shot one occupant three times in front of the occupant's teenage daughter. A Juvenile Court jury adjudicated the defendant a youthful offender on indictments charging armed home invasion and various related offenses, and he was sentenced to a mandatory minimum State pri... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. FERNANDO PEREZ MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

In Commonwealth v. Perez, 477 Mass. 677, 688 (2017) (Perez I), we determined that the juvenile defendant, 2 Fernando Perez, received a sentence for his nonhomicide offenses that was presumptively disproportionate under art. 26 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights in that the time he would serve prior to parole eligibility exceeded that applicable to a juvenile convicted of murder. We th... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. RICHARD GARDNER MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

We are called upon once again to determine the scope of persons who the Commonwealth may lawfully seek to commit as sexually dangerous persons under G. L. c. 123A. 2 General Laws c. 123A, § 12 (b), authorizes the Commonwealth to file a petition to civilly commit a "prisoner or youth" deemed likely to be a "sexually dangerous person" (SDP), as that phrase is defined in G. L. c. 123A, § 1. "Pr... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. JOSHUA ROSADO MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

The issue on appeal concerns the scope of the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing. In Commonwealth v. Edwards, 444 Mass. 526, 540 (2005), we held that a defendant forfeits the right to object to the admission in evidence of an unavailable witness's out-of-court statements on both confrontation and hearsay grounds if the Commonwealth proves by 2 a preponderance of the evidence that "(1) the ... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO vs. RAVONTE CARTER

In January 2017, Carter was charged in a four-count indictment as follows:
Count 1, aggravated murder in violation of R.C. 2903.01(A); Count 2, murder in violation
of R.C. 2903.02(B); Count 3, felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(2), and
Count 4, felonious assault in violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1). The charges stemmed
from the shooting and death of Donovan Alexa... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. RANAU D. JOHNSON

Appellant Ranau D. Johnson appeals his convictions and sentence. Upon
review, we affirm all the convictions for aggravated arson and the sentence imposed on
Counts 3 and 4, vacate as void the conviction and sentence on Count 1 for attempted
felony murder, reverse the award of restitution, and remand the case to the trial court for a
resentencing hearing on Count 2 only and fo... More...
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