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Stacy Marie Parsons v. The State of Texas

Appellant was charged by indictment with capital murder and three counts of attempted capital murder. Before trial, three experts evaluated Appellant and opined that she is intellectually disabled.1 The State eventually waived the death penalty and abandoned the attempted capital murder charges. Appellant pleaded “not guilty” to capital murder and the matter proceeded to a jury trial. At tri... More...   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

Luis Castruita v. The State of Texas

This case arises from an early morning shooting that took the life of Efren Gonzalez. On
March 22, 2014, Efren and two of his friends, Matthew Scarbrough and Ernesto Sapien, were at a
bar celebrating another friend’s birthday. They left the bar when it closed, and proceeded to walk
home. As they crossed a street, they saw an on-coming silver mini-van. By Matthew’s account,
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Jordan Davis v. The State of Texas 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 >

In April, 2014, when appellant was sixteen, the State filed a petition for discretionary
transfer in a Dallas County juvenile court which alleged that appellant engaged in delinquent
conduct by committing two separate offenses of aggravated sexual assault. Pursuant to the State’s
petition, the juvenile court waived its jurisdiction and transferred the matter to criminal district <... More...
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Kerry Gittens v. The State of Texas

On November 15, 2014, at approximately 8:30 p.m., David O’Neal, his brother Antwan
Jones, their cousin Denzel Ross, and Antwan’s three-year-old daughter were at their aunt’s house,
Lula McFadden. Lula’s son, Odell McFadden was also at the house. Antwan, Denzel, Odell, Lula,
and Antwan’s daughter were in the living room watching television and freestyling, or rapping,
when the... More...
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DANIEL L. CALHOUN v. STATE OF KANSAS

Daniel L. Calhoun appeals the trial court's denial of his K.S.A. 601507 motion following a preliminary hearing. On appeal, Calhoun argues that the trial court's judgment denying his K.S.A. 60-1507 motion was erroneous. Calhoun contends that he was entitled to a new trial on his nine felony convictions based on trial errors, ineffective assistance of trial counsel, and ineffective assistance of app... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - )

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. WILLIS TERRANCE DORSEY

In reviewing a district court’s ruling on a motion to suppress, we review the court’s factual findings for clear error, and its legal conclusions de novo.” United States v. Cain, 524 F.3d 477, 481 (4th Cir. 2008). When the district court denies a defendant’s suppression motion, we construe “the evidence in the light most favorable to the [G]overnment.” United States v. Grossman, 400 F.3d 21... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - SC)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. CARLTON WILLIAMS

The underlying facts are uncontested. During an investigation that began as early as November 2012, a Drug Enforcement Administration task force officer learned that Williams bought heroin in Detroit, Michigan, which he packaged and sold in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The officer subsequently placed a GPS tracker on Williams’s car and monitored his movements for approximately one month. On Januar... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - PA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ELIJAH IVERSON

The present prosecution had its origin in a 911 call made by Iverson from
13 his apartment in the Town of Tonawanda, New York. In the course of ensuing
14 interviews by officers of the Tonawanda Police Department ("TPD"), narcotics and
15 drug distribution paraphernalia were discovered in Iverson's apartment; pursuant to
1 a subsequent search warrant, a firearm, ammunition, and o... More...
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COURTNEY PEYNADO vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Courtney Peynado appeals his withhold of adjudication and sentence for one count of possession of cocaine following a plea. We reverse because the evidence supporting the charge against Appellant was the result of an illegal search and seizure.

Appellant was arrested and charged with one count of possession of cocaine after police found crack cocaine in a food container held by Appell... More...
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Michael Clayton vs State of Florida

During the fall of 2015, Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Whitehead received information from an anonymous source that Clayton was growing marijuana inside his residence. Deputy
Whitehead then received information from the Clay Electric Cooperative regarding the power usage in Clayton’s home, which revealed that the power usage of Clayton’s home was four times higher than the normal ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Santory Alexander Johnson

This case arose after the shooting death of the victim, Christopher Jones, on October 4, 2013. On February 19, 2014, the Hamilton County grand jury charged the Defendant with one count of first degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm with a violent felony conviction. See Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 39-13-202; -17-1307. The firearm charge was later dismissed, and the Defendant proceeded to... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - TN)

COMMONWEALTH vs. TAKII RASPBERRY

We recite the relevant facts as found by the motion judge, supplemented where necessary by uncontroverted police testimony, which the judge expressly credited in full. See Commonwealth v. Isaiah I., 448 Mass. 334, 337 (2007), S.C., 450 Mass. 818 (2008). None of the judge's subsidiary findings is challenged on appeal. In April, 2015, as part of a joint investigation with Federal authorities, th... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. STEVEN M. WEBSTER

In the afternoon of July 11, 2012, Andrew Stanley was shot and killed at his home during an armed robbery and home invasion involving the defendant and three coventurers. The defendant, Steven M. Webster, was convicted of murder in the 2 first degree on a theory of felony-murder, home invasion, armed assault in a dwelling, armed robbery,1 and carrying a firearm without a license.2 The defen... More...   $0 (08-01-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - ANTHONY T. LONG

On November 18, 2016, appellant was indicted on two counts of Aggravated
Burglary, first-degree felonies, in violation of R.C. 2911.11(A)(1) (Counts 1 & 3) and two
counts of Burglary, second-degree felonies, in violation of R.C. 2911.12(A)(1) (Counts 2
& 4). Appellant entered a plea of not guilty. Count 2 was dismissed prior to trial at the
request of appellee, the state of O... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. RANDALL WILLIAMS

Randall Williams pled guilty in the Montgomery County Court of Common
Pleas to three counts of kidnapping, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of
aggravated robbery, and one count each of safecracking, having weapons while under
disability, ethnic intimidation, and receiving stolen property. Eight of the counts included
a firearm specification, to which he also pled... More...
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Meredith Owen Burson v. The State of Texas

Trooper John Moorman was driving a marked patrol car at approximately 1:24 a.m. when
he observed a vehicle make a turn from a state highway onto a crossroad at an intersection and
then turn into the parking lot of an event center. The vehicle parked near the front door of the
event center which was closed. No other vehicles were in the parking lot. Trooper Moorman
continued ... More...
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Angel Mendez and Jennifer Lynn Garcia v. County of Los Angeles, et al. Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

On remand from the United States Supreme Court we are tasked with deciding whether the unlawful entry into a residence by two sheriff’s deputies, without a warrant, consent, or exigent circumstances, was the proximate cause of the subsequent shooting and injuries to the plaintiffs. We hold that it was, permitting a federal claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. We also hold that the plaintiffs have an inde... More...   $4000000 (07-29-2018 - WA)

Derek Dale Porter v. The State of Texas

This is a “he said, she said” family violence case. Around 2012, Shirley met
Porter, and they began dating. Their relationship ended in late 2015, but it did not
end on good terms. After the breakup, Shirley obtained a protective order enjoining
Porter from contacting her, and she moved in with a friend, Gerard Nance.
One day, shortly after the protective order expired, Porter ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. ROY D. BROWN

Roy D. Brown appeals the trial court's judgment denying his presentencing motion to withdraw plea. He also challenges an alleged error concerning his journal entry of judgment. Brown's plea withdrawal argument hinges on his belief the trial court abused its discretion when it found that his attorneys did not coerce him to accept his plea agreement or to enter his plea. Brown also argues that his... More...   $0 (07-28-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. KIRK A. TESKE

For context, we point out that Marjorie Heim was the alleged victim of Teske's battery. She was at the local Walmart with Randy Hyatt when she allegedly suffered a drug-induced seizure.

On July 17, 2016, Marjorie Heim filed a police report claiming that Teske had dragged her across the floor. A deputy sheriff investigated. A few days later, on July 20, 2016, the deputy applied for a sea... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. NATHAN BRADLEY WRIGHT

Wright was arrested on December 1, 2013, and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol; refusing a PBT; and multiple traffic infractions. He posted bond and was released the following day.

Wright pled not guilty to all counts at his December 19, 2013 arraignment, and the court scheduled a "no go court trial" for January 16, 2014. On that date, Wright requested a jury trial an... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v.CHARLES GLOVER

While on routine patrol, Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Mehrer observed a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck and ran the truck's license plate number through the Kansas Department of Revenue's database. Deputy Mehrer learned Charles Glover, Jr., had registered the vehicle and Glover's Kansas driver's license had been revoked. Deputy Mehrer did not observe any traffic violations but initiated a traf... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. HAI THAT TON

In July 2010, Detective Nick Stein was investigating Kyle Graf for marijuana distribution. A confidential informant told Stein that the marijuana Graf was selling was being shipped from California to the Kansas City metropolitan area by United Parcel Service (UPS) and that Graf had an associate in his distribution enterprise who was an Asian male. Stein had the confidential informant purchase some... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - KS)

State of North Dakota v. Mitchell Steven Biwer

On April 17, 2017 Bismarck Police Detective Jerry Stein received a call from a shipping store employee about a suspicious package Biwer dropped off to be shipped to Denver, Colorado. The employee told Stein "[Biwer] was explaining too much and talking too much about why the package was being sent out. And then when questioned what was in the package, he said it was an owner's manual, and the cost ... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - WY)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. DENISE ROBERTSON

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is charged with providing secure and reliable delivery of the mails to “bind the Nation together” through the “correspondence of the people.” 39 U.S.C. § 101. Robertson worked as a USPS letter carrier assigned to the USPS Arcadia Station in Phoenix, Arizona. This case began when the USPS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) began receiving complaints from c... More...   $0 (07-27-2018 - AZ)

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