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Semi-Tractor Trailer Law

At approximately 1:15 AM on September 8, 2016, Curtis Rogers, a police
officer for the Village of Dresden, was on patrol in his cruiser in the vicinity of West Twelfth
Street, which he later described as a “wrap-around [road] of a trailer complex” lacking any
sidewalks. Supp.Tr. at 9. He then happened upon Appellant Saunders, who was walking
down the roadway, toward the officer... More...
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Sheldon Thompson v. City of Monticello, et al. Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

Former City of Monticello, Arkansas, police officer Ray Singleton appeals afterthe district court1 denied his request for qualified immunity at summary judgment inthis 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action alleging he used excessive force against SheldonThompson.
I. Background
The following facts are undisputed. In the early morning hours of December12, 2010, Thompson was walking to his home in Monticel... More...
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Albert Lee Diaz v. The State of Texas A Biloxi doctor is about to be sentenced.

City of Farmers Branch Police Officer Charles Taylor responded to a suspicious vehicle
call at a gas station and found a white Chevrolet Trailblazer stopped with its brake lights on in the
middle of the parking lot. Taylor approached the vehicle and observed appellant sitting in the
vehicle’s driver seat and slumped over the center console. Taylor opened the vehicle door, moved More...
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Kevin Michael McGruder v. The State of Texas

On April 3, 2016, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Zachariah Lundy was on
patrol when he saw a black Toyota Tundra pickup truck traveling west on Interstate Highway 10
in Kimble County, Texas. The officer identified the Toyota Tundra as stolen from Bexar County
and requested assistance to initiate a stop of the Toyota Tundra. After being joined by Junction
Chief of P... More...
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The State appeals from an order of the district court granting Michel Roberto Alvarez-Garcia's motion to suppress evidence seized in a search of his vehicle.

The State charged Alvarez-Garcia with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and no drug tax stamp. In his suppression motion, Alvarez-Garcia claimed, among other things, that there was no reasonable suspicion of a traf... More...
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United States of America v. Fernando Rafael Lara Salas Federal Courthouses - Eastern District of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KY - Man Illegally Residing in Lexington Sentenced to Nearly 30 Years for Drug Trafficking, Firearms, and Immigration Offenses

Fernando Rafael Lara Salas, age 40, who had previously used the aliases of Jesus Ruiz Vega, Francisco Garcia and Cristobal Palacios Garcia, was sentenced on June 29, 2018, to 353 months in prison, by U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves. In January, Lar... More...
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In superseding indictments, Aguiar and five co-defendants were charged with RICO and armed bank robbery conspiracies, two armed bank robberies, three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and two counts of possession or use of a fully automatic assault weapon in connection with a crime of violence in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(B)(ii). Earlier Aguiar had re... More...
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United States of America v. J. Matias Picazo-Lucas Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Houston, TX - Illegal Alien Ordered to Prison for Multiple Charges

A 58-year-old an illegal alien from Mexico has been sentenced following his conviction of harboring illegal aliens, using a firearm during a crime of violence, illegal re-entry and being an alien in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. J. Matias Picazo-Lucas pleaded guilty March 7, 2018.
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Edward Joseph Osuna v. The State of Texas

The jury heard evidence that Amy Mikulec and her fiancé, Luke Carrell, lived in a
mobile home owned by Amy’s parents, Jennifer and Danny Mikulec, on fenced-off property also
owned by Jennifer and Danny. In September of 2014, Amy and Luke were in the process of moving
out but still had most of their clothing and property in the mobile home. During that time, a neighbor
who lived a... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Keith Austin

In an apparent fit of road rage, the Defendant pulled an AK-47 style weapon from his van and shot into the passenger side of the victim’s semi-tractor trailer truck, striking him in both legs. The victim, Edwin Ray, a professional truck driver, survived, wrote down details of the Defendant’s van, and called 911. By the time the police arrived, the
Defendant had sped ... More...
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State of Tennessee v. Ramey Michelle Long

As a result of a traffic stop effectuated by two Henderson County sheriff’s deputies, the Appellant was indicted for DUI; DUI, second offense; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; and violating the open container law. The true bill reflects the Appellant also was indicted for speeding; however, the indictment did not include a charge of speeding. Nevertheless, at trial, the... More...   $0 (07-01-2018 - TN)


French was housed at the CPDC while awaiting trial on drug and
firearm charges. On February 18, 2014, French pled guilty to distribution of
cocaine and was sentenced to nine years at hard labor. He remained at the
CPDC as an inmate of the Louisiana Department of Safety and Corrections
following his conviction and sentencing.
According to Assistant Warden John Goodwin, t... More...
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Appellant, sixty-one years old at the time of trial, is the adoptive father of the victim,
M.C., seventeen years old at trial. Some three years before trial, M.C. told her close
friend that her father had been engaging in sexual conduct with her. Her friend told a
police officer at their junior high school what M.C. had related. That afternoon officers
took M.C. to the child... More...
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United States of America v. Shane E. Jones Western District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO - KC Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm

A Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.

Shane E. Jones, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 15 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. The court sentenced Jones as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convic... More...
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In this collateral appeal, Appellant argues that his trial counsel was ineffective under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Following a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of two counts of capital sexual battery and sentenced to life imprisonment, based on sexual intercourse with a neighbor’s ten-year-old daughter. After his judgment and sentence were affirmed on direct appea... More...   $0 (06-27-2018 - FL)


Defendant-appellant, Bryan Dotson, appeals from a Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judgment convicting him of receiving stolen property in the form of a vehicle and tampering with vehicle identifying numbers, following a jury trial. {¶2} On May 22, 2014, Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Erik Golias initiated a traffic stop of appellant on State Route 46 in Mahoning County, Ohio. Trooper Goli... More...   $0 (06-26-2018 - OH)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ERWIN GARDUNO-RODRIGUEZ Second-degree sexual abuse

Erwin Garduno-Rodriguez (Garduno)1 appeals from his conviction for
second-degree sexual abuse, which arose from allegations by N.C. that when
Garduno was fourteen years old, he sexually abused then seven-year-old N.C., for
whom Garduno’s mother provided childcare. N.C. reported the alleged abuse
some three years later. Garduno challenges the sufficiency of the evidence and More...
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United States of America v. Coleman Tuton Western District of Arkansas Federal Courthouse - Texarkana, Arkansis/Texas Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Coleman Tuton conditionally pleaded guilty to possession with intent to
distribute cocaine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1). Tuton appeals the district
court’s denial of his motion to suppress eight pounds of 1 cocaine seized from his
1The Honorable Susan O. Hickey, United States District Judge for the Western
District of Arkansas.
luggage during an extended traffic stop o... More...
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Daryl Sutula-Johnson v. Office Depot, Inc. Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Plaintiff Daryl Sutula‐Johnson
sued her former employer, alleging that its changes to her
compensation for selling office furniture breached its contract
with her and violated the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection
Act. The district court granted summary judgment for the
employer. We affirm summary judgment for the employer on
2 No. 17‐1855
the claims for ... More...
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Alexander Eli Martinez v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Seventh District of Texas at Amarillo Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

In September of 2014, law enforcement began an investigation into the distribution
of narcotics from appellant’s residence at 301 East Chicago in Muleshoe, Texas. On
December 4, 2014, while the home was under surveillance, a confidential informant
purchased cocaine from appellant. Later that same day, law enforcement obtained a
search warrant for the residence.
When law ... More...
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Larry Antone Cadwell v. The State of Texas Court of Appeals Sixth Appellate District of Texas at Texarkana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

While Larry Antone Cadwell—who goes by the name Tony and who will be so referenced
in this opinion—and his estranged wife, Cheryl Cadwell, were involved in divorce proceedings,
various horses belonging to them but having been ordered into Tony’s custody lost weight,
reportedly due to inadequate nutrition, according to Cheryl and other witnesses. This was
particularly true of D... More...
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Ex parte Shania Mikel Craven

The Little Elm Police Department in Denton County arrested Shania
Craven on February 2, 2018, for Christopher Singh’s murder; the next day, a
magistrate set her bond at $200,000. The trial court found that Shania2 was
indigent and appointed her counsel on February 7, 2018.
On February 15, 2018, Shania filed an “Application for Writ of Habeas
Corpus or in the Alternative Mo... More...
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In re: KBR, INC., Burn Pit Litigation District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Greenbelt, Maryland

The Constitution entrusts the President and Congress, not the courts, with the power to resolve political questions. See Japan Whaling Ass’n v. Am. Cetacean Soc’y, 478 U.S. 221, 230 (1986); Taylor v. Kellogg, Brown & Root Servs., Inc., 658 F.3d 402, 408–409 (4th Cir. 2011). The issue before us is whether a suit brought by United States military personnel, civilian contractors, and surviving family... More...   $0 (06-24-2018 - MD)


On December 24, 2014, Kiowa County Deputy Sheriff Danny McDorman was observing traffic on U.S. Highway 54, between Greensburg and Haviland, Kansas. Although U.S. Highway 54 is mostly a two-lane highway between Greensburg and Haviland, McDorman's patrol car was located about one-fourth of a mile before the end of a four-lane limited stretch of highway.

A little bit after noon, Deputy M... More...
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In April 2014, the State charged Crenshaw with five counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14; one count of attempted aggravated criminal sodomy with a child under the age of 14; and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy with a child under the age of 14. In June 2016, a jury trial was held in the case. The evidence presented was lengthy and will be set out in consi... More...   $0 (06-22-2018 - KS)

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