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USA v. Sylvan Abney

In Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668 (1984), the Supreme Court identified the two-prong objective test for determining whether a defendant’s constitutional right to the effective assistance of counsel has been violated. Today that question arises in the context of a sentencing for possession of 68 grams of crack cocaine that occurred five days after Congress passed the Fair Sentencing Act (“... More...   $0 (02-05-2016 - DC)

State Of Rhode Island v. Barry Offley

By July 26, 2006, Alonzo Shelton had been involved in an intermittent seven-year
relationship with Brenda Alvarez. Although he listed his sister’s apartment in Providence as his official residence, Shelton also lived at Brenda’s1 apartment in Central Falls with her and her
three children, Natasha, Carlos, and Tatiana. Shelton developed a paternal relationship with the
We identify ... More...
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State Of Rhode Island v. Miguel Davis

On March 20, 2009, Dominique Gay was shot and killed in broad daylight while he was
walking with two friends, Dean Robinson and Wilson Andujar. Over three years later,
defendant, Miguel Davis, was charged with that murder.
The history of the case is replete with conflict between Gay and Davis over the attention
and affection of Crystal Dutra, a young woman who is the mother... More...
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The defendant, James Michael Fasanelli,appealsfromthejudgmentofconviction,rendered after a jury trial, of one count of sale of narcotics by a person who is not drug-dependent in violation of GeneralStatutes§ 21a-278(b).Onappeal,thedefendant claims that he was deprived of his constitutional right to a fair trial as a result of prosecutorial impropriety duringclosingarguments.Wedisagreethattheprose... More...   $0 (02-05-2016 - CT)

John Ashley Hale a/k/a John Anthony Hale a/k/a John Hale v. State of Mississippi

At approximately 10:00 p.m. on June 20, 2013, Lieutenant Aldon Helmert with the
Biloxi Police Department and several other investigators executed a search warrant at an
apartment on Eisenhower Drive in Biloxi, Mississippi. The search warrant was unrelated to
the instant case. After executing the warrant, Lieutenant Helmert stepped out onto the
apartment’s balcony to get some fresh ... More...
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State of Maine v. Buddy Robinson

Viewed in the light most favorable to the State, the evidence
establishes the following facts. See State v. Dolloff, 2012 ME 130, ¶ 3,
58 A.3d 1032. In 2009, Robinson and his sister were employed at a business in
Lewiston. There, the sister met Christiana Fesmire.
Robinson’s sister and her child resided in the second floor apartment of
a house that she owned in Lewiston... More...
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State of Maine v. Christopher Sudsbury

To prove the charged crime of aggravated trafficking in a schedule W
drug, the State had to prove that (1) Sudsbury intentionally or knowingly trafficked
in what he knew or believed to be a scheduled drug; (2) the drug sold was “in fact
a scheduled drug”; (3) Sudsbury had “one or more prior convictions for any Class
A, B or C offense under this chapter or for engaging in substa... More...
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Danny Blankenship Bonding Company v. State of Tennessee

This case arose from the criminal prosecution of Edward Hunt due to multiple vehicular offenses that occurred on September 14, 2013. On that same day, appellant agreed to pay Mr. Hunt’s $3,000 bail bond “unless the said Edward Hunt appears before
this Honorable Court on the 24th day of Sept[ember] 2013 . . . and from day to day until this case is finally disposed of . . . .” However, Mr. Hu... More...
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United States of America v. Alexander Sakhanskiy and Larisa Sakhanskiy

Sacramento, CA - Antelope Couple Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for the Arson of Their Home

An Antelope couple was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to 15 years in prison each for four felony counts related to the arson of their former home and home-based business, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

After a 10-day trial, a ... More...
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United States of America v. Damien Wilson

New Orleans, LA - Chalmette Man Pleads Guilty to Violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

DAMIEN WILSON, age 35, a resident of Chalmette, pled guilty to violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

According to court records, WILSON conspired with others known and unknown to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute one kilogram or more of a mixture ... More...
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United States of America v. Dr. Madhu Garg

Los Angeles, CA - Glendora Doctor Pleads Guilty to Distributing Addictive Painkillers and Transferring Proceeds to an Off-Shore Bank Account

A medical doctor who served as the face of a sham Los Angeles clinic pleaded guilty today to federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges connected to her illegal distribution of the powerful painkiller best known by the brand name OxyContin... More...
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United States of America v. Oscar Casillas-Nunez

Albuquerque, NM - California Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking Charge in New Mexico

Oscar Casillas-Nunez, 39, of Orosi, Calif., pleaded guilty in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to a cocaine trafficking charge under a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Casillas-Nunez and his co-defendant Gilbert Rosales, 43, of Dinuba, Calif., were arrested in Oct. 2013, o... More...
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Hoffer Properties, LLC v. State of Wisconsin

This is a review of an unpublished decision of the court of appeals affirming a grant
of partial summary judgment to the Department of Transportation
(DOT).1 Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 84.25 (2007-08),2 DOT eliminated
Hoffer Properties, LLC's (Hoffer's) direct driveway connections
to State Trunk Highway 19 (STH 19), a controlled-access highway.
DOT also separately exercised ... More...
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State of Nebraska, v. Clinton Brooks

On September 26, 2013, Brooks was charged by information with theft by deception involving $500 to $1,500. On December 11, the State amended the information to include a second charge of the unauthorized practice of law. The events giving rise to this case began in the fall of 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska, when Joshua Jordan Fitzgerald began contemplating dissolving his marriage. At the time, Joshua ... More...   $0 (02-04-2016 - NE)


In October 2013, A.A. invited Joseph Allen Golliher-Weyer (Weyer) to
watch television at a mutual friend’s house in Aberdeen, South Dakota. After
watching television with A.A. for some time, Weyer left the living room to go to a
bedroom. It is disputed whether Weyer went to the bedroom alone or with A.A.
Weyer claimed he entered the bedroom alone to sleep. One witness claim... More...
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The State of Texas v. Matthew Akin

It is alleged that on June 3, 2014, Akin slapped a disabled resident (“the Resident”)
at the Corpus Christi State Supported Living Center where Akin was employed. Matthew
Baird of the Department of Family and Protective Services (“DFPS”) opened an
investigation into the incident. According to Baird’s report on the matter, he conducted
fourteen interviews and reviewed video an... More...
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Juan Medina v. The State of Texas

On August 13, 2013, Medina was arrested for assaulting two police officers,
Edward Soliz and Gilbert Casas, after Medina physically resisted the officers’ efforts to
detain him. Thereafter, the State indicted Medina on one count of aggravated assault on
a public servant, alleging that he caused serious bodily injury to Soliz by fighting with him,
knowing that Soliz was a polic... More...
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Johny Ray Hargrove v. The State of Texas

An Aransas County grand jury indicted appellant Johny Ray Hargrove for the
offense of possession of a controlled substance, heroin, with the intent to deliver in
amount of one gram or more but less than four grams—a second-degree felony. See
an open plea of guilty to this offense, and the trial court sentenced him to ten years’
imprisonment with the Texas Department of Crimina... More...
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Pamela Ann Grimes v. The State of Texas

Appellant entered a plea of guilty in November 2011 to the first-degree felony offense of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver in a drug-free zone. TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.112(d) (West 2010), § 481.134(c) (West Supp. 2015). Appellant also signed a judicial confession, which the trial court admitted into evidence at the time Appellant entered her original plea of ... More...   $0 (02-04-2016 - TX)

Isidro Castaneda v. The State of Texas

In July 2011, Doug Mocek traveled with his fiancée from their home in Fort Worth to San Antonio to get married. Mocek testified that, when they returned home on July 24, their television was not on its stand. He then saw that their back door was open and their television was propped up against the back fence. Mocek noticed a broken window pane on a back window. Inside the home, he saw a blood ... More...   $0 (02-04-2016 - TX)

Daniel Lee Ainsworth v. The State of Texas

The merits of the three cases were jointly tried to the bench on April 27, 2015.
Appellant refused court-appointed counsel and represented himself.
At trial, Peek’s neighbor testified that on the night of February 27, 2014, she
heard “bloodcurdling screams” and looked out her apartment window. She saw Peek
sitting on the sidewalk. Appellant was “beating her over the head” ... More...
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George Washington Sharper v. The State of Texas

After a Hunt County jury found George Washington Sharper guilty of the capital murder
of David Olivares, the trial court sentenced him to the mandatory punishment of life imprisonment
without parole.1 Sharper appealed to this Court, asserting that the trial court erred (1) in admitting
the out-of-court statement of his alleged accomplice in violation of his right to confront and cr... More...
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Anthony Scott Roper v. The State of Texas

In September 2010, the 76th Judicial District Court of Titus County, Texas (76th District
Court), placed Anthony Scott Roper on deferred adjudication community supervision for a period
of five years for the offense of failure to register as a sex offender.1 The State subsequently moved
to revoke Roper’s community supervision. Following a hearing, the 276th Judicial District Court ... More...
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Vincent Crowley Bertrand v. The State of Texas

McLemore was arrested on May 27, 2012 for unlawfully, intentionally and knowingly
possessing cocaine in the amount of less than one gram. The State indicted Bertrand on
November 14, 2013 and filed the indictment with the trial court on February 17, 2014. The first
trial setting was March 14, 2014. The record contains pass slips, all agreed to by Bertrand and
his attorney, r... More...
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United States of America v. Isaac Bright

Boise, ID - Caldwell Man Sentenced to Prison for Gun Crime

Isaac Bright, 22, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Bright to serve three years of supervised release and have no contact with gang members. The federal sentence imposed will run consecutively with a state sentence t... More...
   $0 (02-03-2016 - ID)

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