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MELCHIZEDEK SHABAZZ v. STATE OF ARKANSAS

On the morning of May 23, 2016, Howard County deputy sheriff Joey Davis stopped
Shabazz’s vehicle for speeding. Deputy Davis smelled the odor of “green” marijuana and saw
several small pieces of a green, leafy substance—possibly marijuana—on the console. Shabazz
admitted to Deputy Davis that he had smoked marijuana earlier that morning and that there
was some marijuana in the car... More...
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VINODH M. RAGHUBIR vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

This case is before the Court on the pro se petition of Vinodh Raghubir for a writ of mandamus. We have jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(8), Fla. Const. Petitioner Raghubir has pro se filed forty-two petitions or notices with this Court since May 2017. On June 11, 2018, we dismissed the instant petition, expressly retained jurisdiction, and ordered Raghubir to show cause why he should not ... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - FL)

STEPHEN TODD BOOKER vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

We have for review Stephen Todd Booker’s appeal of the circuit court’s order denying Booker’s motion filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.851. This Court has jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1), Fla. Const. Booker’s motion sought relief pursuant to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Hurst v. Florida, 136 S. Ct. 616 (2016), and our decision on remand in Hurst v... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - FL)

Anthony Bedolla v. State of Indiana

The relevant facts as discussed in Bedolla’s direct appeal follow:
In the early morning hours of March 8, 2009, Jose Reyes and his girlfriend, Sarai Solano, were at the El Rey De Copas club in Indianapolis. Solano had worked as a paid confidential informant for the police in other cases. Solano saw Erick Espinoza arguing with Bedolla in the club and saw Bedolla push Espinoza. Solano had kn... More...
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Ditech Servicing, LLC v. Jerry Perez d/b/a Lighthouse Investments

Prior to the bench trial, the parties stipulated to the facts and to certain exhibits, from which we draw our recitation of the background facts. In their briefs, the parties make clear that the central issue in the case is the statute of limitations. The property in question is a house located in Edinburg, Texas (“the Property”). On January 13, 2006, Sarah McMaster borrowed $99,621.00 from ... More...   $0 (09-03-2018 - TX)

Fernando Martinez Balladares v. The State of Texas

In 2015, Balladares was indicted for continuous sexual abuse of a child, a felony of the first degree. See id. § 21.02(h) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). The case was tried before a Hidalgo County jury in 2017. A. L.M.’s Testimony1 L.M. recalled that she was eight years old when Balladares, her stepfather, began abusing her. According to L.M., during the most recent instance of abus... More...   $0 (09-03-2018 - TX)

Leslie Howard Barnhart v. The State of Texas

On March 7, 2017, pursuant to an agreement with the State, Barnhart pleaded guilty to possession of less than one gram of methamphetamine, a state-jail felony offense. See TEX. HEALTH & SAFETY CODE ANN. § 481.115(b) (West, Westlaw through 2017 1st C.S.). The range of punishment for a state-jail felony is not more than two years or less than 180 days and a fine of not more than $10,000. TEX.... More...   $0 (09-03-2018 - TX)

The University of Texas-Pan American, The University of Texas System, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley v. Alexander Edionwe

A. Employment Decision The facts are undisputed. UTPA and the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) merged into UTRGV. Before the merger, appellee Alexander Edionwe taught as a tenured professor for UTPA. After the merger, the University established two phases of hiring for applicants of the newly-established UTRGV—Phase I and Phase II. Phase I was open only to tenured faculty of UTPA and U... More...   $0 (09-03-2018 - TX)

Heriberto Saenz v. The State of Texas

On the evening of September 30, 2009, a group of people were gathered outside a residence at 1112 Sabinas Street in Corpus Christi according to trial testimony by several witnesses. At approximately 11:00 p.m. a red truck drove past the residence. The driver of the truck shot ten or more rounds of ammunition into the crowd, killing seventeen-year-old Claryssa Silguero, and wounding three men... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

Salvador Paez v. The State of Texas

Paez was charged with continuous sexual abuse of two girls, sisters aged four and five. See id. The mother of the children described at trial how the family knew Paez and the circumstances that allowed him access to her girls. She explained that Paez lived in an apartment near her family’s apartment. She and her husband have seven children, including the two young girls, Carmen Cibrian and... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Mark Anthony Alvear Sooner Cannabis Consultants Click Here For Expert Help 918-960-5038

This is the second appeal in this case. The first appeal was filed by Alvear after the trial court denied his first motion to quash information, motion to dismiss, and application for writ of habeas corpus. The underlying facts are set out in our previous opinion: Appellant Mark Alvear was charged by information with driving while intoxicated. The information, filed on August 13, 2012, all... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

Wendy Younger v. El Paso County Emergency Services District No. 2 and El Paso County, Texas

Wendy Younger purchased the lot at issue in the Montana Vista area in 1997. She purchased the property as part of an agreement between the Paso View Christian Association and the Montana Vista Volunteer Fire Department. Due to a rash of fires and resulting property loss in the area, the Association donated two lots on Kyle Road to the Fire Department in exchange for the department building a... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

Marcus Allen Delaney v. The State of Texas

In April 2016, an indictment issued alleging that on or about February 4, 2016, Appellant intentionally fled from Joshua McGuinn, a person Appellant knew was a peace officer who was attempting to lawfully arrest or detain him. The indictment also alleged that on or about August 11, 2008, Appellant was convicted of the same offense, i.e., evading arrest or detention. In November 2016, a jury ... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

Delvecchio Patrick v. The State of Texas

On August 19, 2012, Vickie Cook found her thirty-two year old daughter, Deanna, dead in the bathtub of Deanna’s home.3 The medical examiner who conducted the autopsy concluded that Deanna’s death was caused by drowning and other homicidal violence. Suspicion immediately focused on appellant with whom Deanna had been in a tumultuous, volatile, and often violent relationship since 2008. He was ... More...   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

Saffa Bell v. The State of Texas

Saffa Bell was charged with sexually assaulting an individual who was given the
pseudonym Tom Jones during the trial. See Tex. Penal Code § 22.011 (setting out elements of
offense and specifying that offense is, in general, second-degree felony). The indictment also contained
two enhancement paragraphs alleging that Bell had previously been convicted of burglary with the
intent t... More...
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Ex parte Judy Morales

Judy Morales was charged with destroying, mutilating, or removing public information based on allegations that she improperly deleted emails from her county-issued laptop. See Tex. Gov’t Code § 552.351. In April 2014, Morales entered a plea of nolo contendere, and the 1 trial court signed an order of deferred adjudication placing Morales on community supervision for nine months. In early 2017, ... More...   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

Jerry Lynn Graves, Jr. v. The State of Texas

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services removed the son of Graves and his girlfriend, Equila Davis, immediately after his birth due to concerns that Davis had used marihuana during her pregnancy. Shortly after the baby was removed from their care, Graves and Davis arrived at a Department office for visitation. Whitney Aguirre was in charge of supervising the visit, Caryl Beimer wa... More...   $0 (09-01-2018 - TX)

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 2 The Texas Supreme Court transferred this appeal from the Court of Appeals for the Third District of Texas. Misc. Docket No. 17-9066 (Tex. June 20, 2017); see TEX. GOV’T CODE § 73.001 (... More...   $0 (08-31-2018 - TX)

Juan Ruben Garcia v. The State of Texas

Complainant A.B. lived in a two-bedroom apartment with her mother and her sister. When A.B. was nine or ten years old, her aunt moved into the apartment with her husband, appellant Juan Ruben Garcia, and their two young sons. Approximately two or three years later, the Garcia family moved out of the apartment. 3 When A.B. was 15 years old, she confided in her neighbor Sandra that Garcia ... More...   $0 (08-31-2018 - TX)

Jesus Jose Lacer v. The State of Texas

The complainant, Whittney Wills, testified that appellant, who she has known since she was fifteen years old, is her ex-boyfriend and the father of her two children, J.L. and I.L. (collectively, “the children”). Over the course of their approximately fourteen-year relationship, she lived with him “on and off.” On May 8, 2015, while the complainant was living with appellant and the children4 ... More...   $0 (08-31-2018 - TX)

State of Oklahoma v. Jakhai Montrell Adams MoreLaw Suites Legal Suites and Virtual Offices In Downtown Tulsa 406 South Boulder 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - Criminal defense lawyers Alexis Gardner and Michael Manning represented Jakhai Adams, age 21, who was charged with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. SEMAJ LEONARD FOSTER

On May 21, 2012, the State charged Foster in Johnson County case 12CR1041 with one count of aggravated robbery and one count of attempted aggravated robbery. About three months later, on August 16, 2012, the State charged Foster in Johnson County case 12CR1692 with one count of attempted aggravated robbery.

The district court initially took little action in either of the Johnson County... More...
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CHATHA TATUM v. STATE OF KANSAS

The relevant facts relating to Tatum's convictions are set forth in the Kansas Supreme Court's opinion in State v. Tatum, 281 Kan. 1098, 135 P.3d 1088 (2006):
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"On December 17, 2003, Damon Walls, his girlfriend Kyea Kimbrough, and his friend Terrell Williams drove to Dwayne Coates' house in Kansas City, Kansas, to purchase marijuana. The buy had been prearranged shortly before. When th... More...
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William O. Ayers v. Johnathan Hall, Warden Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Louisville, Kentucky

William Ayers was an experienced criminal-defense attorney in Kentucky who found himself on the wrong end of counsel’s table when he was indicted in 2008 on five counts of failing to file state tax returns. While Ayers undeniably represented himself throughout the twenty-one months between his indictment and his trial, it is undisputed that he never formally elected to do so: he never waived his r... More...   $0 (08-25-2018 - KY)

Warren Edward English, III v. Mary Berghuis, Warden Western District of Michigan Federal Courthouse - Grand Rapids, Michigan Morelaw Internet Marketing for Legal Professionals Click Here To Find A Lawyer 888-354-4529

Petitioner-Appellant Warren Edward English III (“English”) appeals the district court’s denial of his 28 U.S.C. § 2254 habeas corpus
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No. 16-2676 English v. Berghuis Page 2
petition in connection with his conviction by a Michigan jury of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Before this Court in the present appeal is a single substantive issue: whether English’s Sixth Amendment right ... More...
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