Criminal Defense News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2012

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Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

Huckster Propaganda: Voice of San Diego gets a taste of its own fact check
San Diego CityBEATFebruary 1, 2012

If in certain contexts it characterizes (and trumpets) advertising as a form of support, it should not turn around and deny that advertising is support. The claim is false. The question, however, is whether there are aggravating factors.more »

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Cuomo proposes more flexible probation laws
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 1, 2012

"Probation is a punishment, and judges should be able to decide if more or less is appropriate for a particular defendant," said Richard Willstatter, the president of the state Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a partner at Green ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Police Blotter: Stabbing Suspect, School Arrest, Armed Robberies
Patch.comFebruary 2, 2012

By Patch Staff 01/25/12 Parole Violation: Officers contacted Robert Pollard (Age 41 of Lake Elsinore) at Joy St. x Riverside Dr. arrested him for a parole violation. L120250023 Possession of Illegal Drugs: Officers contacted Kurtis McMorries (Age 42 of ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Stanford Financial's Davis Says Founder Conspired in Fraud
BusinessWeekFebruary 2, 2012

2 (Bloomberg) -- Former Stanford Financial Group Co. finance chief James Davis, testifying as a US government witness, said company founder R. Allen Stanford conspired with him in an investment fraud. Davis, who pleaded guilty to three felony charges ...more »

Police Brutality
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Judge doesn't fault Westerly police for man's death
WRNIFebruary 2, 2012

Providence attorney Mark Dana, who represents O'Loughlin's family, remains convinced it's a case of police brutality. "I don't know what facts could support this decision," Dana says. "I believe the officers struck him with their batons as they ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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dropout rates fall in Asheville, Buncombe schools
Asheville Citizen-TimesFebruary 6, 2012

“The frustrating number every year for us is the possession of a weapon,” Washel said. Washel said none of the weapons was used in a violent crime on a campus. “We can't keep students from bringing dangerous items or illegal substances from home to ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand Jury indicts 11
Springfield News SunFebruary 2, 2012

Three residents of 1569 Charles St. were indicted Monday on drug trafficking and other charges by a Clark County Grand Jury. Frederick E. Covington, 31, Cassidy L. Green, 28, and Natasha M. Gaither, 30, were each indicted on seven counts of trafficking ...more »

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Case Dismissed! Criminal Defense Attorneys Greenberg and Greenberg Win Motion ...
U.S. Politics TodayFebruary 7, 2012

The experience of Riverside criminal attorneys Daniel and Philip Greenberg have served their many clients very well. Their prior work as district attorneys taught them about the tactics of prosecutors. This background has helped them plan a strategic ...more »

Gun Charges
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Groups to Boycott Starbucks Over Stances on Gay Rights, Guns
Patch.comFebruary 1, 2012

By John McKay Some religious and political groups are urging Starbucks customers to grab their morning coffee elsewhere in light of the company's stance on gay marriage and its policy on guns. "Christians are upset with Starbucks for turning against ...more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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St. Lucie County felony arrests: Feb. 13, 2012
Fort Pierce TribuneFebruary 13, 2012

By staff report Dontazius Willis, 26, 1600 block of North 29th Street, Fort Pierce, aggravated battery on person 65 years of age or older. Denyel Mcphall, 26, 4400 block of Timber Ridge Lane, Fort Pierce, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.more »

Man In Custody For Double Homicide
KULR-TVFebruary 1, 2012

By Stephanie Domurat BILLINGS - A 20-year-old Billings man is being held on two counts of deliberate homicide. The bodies of the two women were discovered Sunday morning after one of the victims failed to show up for work.more »

Search & Seizure
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US v. Jones and the Future of Privacy
OpenMarket.orgFebruary 3, 2012

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, ...more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Chemerinsky: New Hurdles for Civil Rights Cases
ABA JournalFebruary 1, 2012

In Minneci v. Pollard, the US Supreme Court held Jan. 10 that prison guards at private prisons contracting with the federal government cannot be sued for constitutional violations where state tort law provides a remedy. In 1971's Bivens v.more »

Sex Crimes
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Minn. sex offender program to discharge 1st person
Crookston Daily TimesFebruary 4, 2012

"I cannot minimize the horrors of his past crimes, but the law is clear," Jesson told the Star Tribune. She said the sex-offender program has a plan in place and a provisional discharge should be granted. "While the law talks about assuring the public ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Law enforcement websites under attack by hackers
Boston.comFebruary 4, 2012

This two picture combo shows, above: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) headquarters in Washington Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, and below, New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the London Metropolitan Police, also Friday Feb. 3, 2012.more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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Plain English
Philippine StarFebruary 3, 2012

On a related sour note, counsels might wish to stop pandering — whether sincerely or sarcastically — to each other by using adjectives such as “distinguished” to address each other. Verily, several of them and, in particular, the lead counsel of the ...more »

Juvenile Crimes
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No Hope for Tomorrow: Juveniles Locked up for Life
The KeystoneFebruary 3, 2012

I agree that there should be consequences to crimes, but how is life in prison justified when the juvenile does not even completely comprehend his or her own actions? I strongly believe that it is not fair, and despite the fact that it is allowed, ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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Leeville bridge to have cash-toll lane by summer
Daily CometFebruary 2, 2012

By Nate Monroe The Leeville Bridge will have a cash-toll lane by the summer or sooner, a move state officials hope will improve the span's much-criticized toll system and help raise more money to pay off its construction. The bridge currently uses a ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report
Gulf Breeze NewsFebruary 1, 2012

Dove, Brandi Nicole, W/F, 18, 8700 block of Laredo Street, Navarre, larceny and forgery. Harris Foster, Miranda Lee, W/F, 22, 1900 block of Diplomat Street, Gulf Breeze, dealing in stolen property. Hemmings, Jesse Michael, W/M, 24, 8000 block of San ...more »

White Collar Crime
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White-collar crime 'not treated seriously'
RTE.ieFebruary 2, 2012

The Irish Penal Reform Trust has called for reform of the criminal justice system, saying the current system downplays white collar crime. The Irish Penal Reform Trust has accused the justice system of not treating white collar crime seriously enough.more »

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Criminal Defense Attorney Patricia Campi of Summit Defense Law Firm Wins ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 3, 2012

By a criminal lawyer, San Jose clients are advised that California district attorneys still prosecute domestic abuse cases. In Campi's most recent domestic violence defense victory, the client, whose name is withheld to protect his reputation, ...more »


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