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

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Draft ICT Policy: Insufficient in outlook, deficient in prescriptions
VanguardFebruary 1, 2012

These policies like the National Telecommunications Policy 2000, National Mass Communications Policy, and National Information Technology Policy 2000, received mentions only as it affects convergence of regulations. Notwithstanding how trite or ...more »

Kan. plan: Allow illegal immigrants to stay, work
Fox NewsFebruary 1, 2012

The Kansas proposal also is notable because it complicates the debate over immigration issues in the home state of Kris Kobach, a former law professor who helped draft tough laws against illegal immigration in Alabama and Arizona.more »

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Criminal Defense
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Arizona's Law Office of Corso & Rhude Expands with Addition of New Attorney
openPR (press release)February 3, 2012

(openPR) - The Law Office of Corso & Rhude has announced the hiring of its newest attorney, Ryan Cummings, who joins the firm's growing staff of defense attorneys at its Peoria office. Peoria, AZ, February 03, 2012 -- The Law Office of Corso & Rhude ...more »

Parole And Probation Violations
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Couple Arrested in New Wilmington Bank Robbery
WKBN/WYFX-TVFebruary 2, 2012

They were both arrested in Beaver Falls Friday on probation violation and parole violation warrants out of Butler and Beaver counties. The two admitted their involvement in the robbery during questioning. Both are in Beaver County Jail in lieu of ...more »

Fraud & Financial Crimes
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Lansing police will accept some online crime reporting
Lansing State JournalFebruary 7, 2012

Crimes that qualify under the new system include larceny, malicious destruction of property, retail fraud worth less than $1000, attempted breaking and entering of an unoccupied building, identity theft that did not result in financial harm, ...more »

Police Brutality
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Woman testifies she was pepper-sprayed by DHS police
The Desert SunFebruary 2, 2012

Artanise Young — whose father, Edward Moore, sued the city of Desert Hot Springs and five of its police officers for alleged brutality — testified she saw her father forced to the ground after he asked officers to find a hit-and-run motorist who ...more »

Posession Of Firearm
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Man charged over major drug supply
NinemsnFebruary 2, 2012

Detectives arrested the 24-year-old man at Parramatta Police Station on Wednesday following an eight-month investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs and illegal firearms. He was charged with possessing precursors with intent to manufacture ...more »

Grand Jury Proceeding
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Grand jury indicts educator charged with improper relationship with student
KFDM-TV NewsFebruary 2, 2012

JEFFERSON COUNTY - The Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a Port Arthur educator accused of engaging in a sexual act with a teenage student in a car on the seawall. A Port Arthur Police officer said he caught Jean Alexander Hardy, 57, ...more »

Prostitution
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County has $1.6 million budgeted for indigent defense
Odessa AmericanFebruary 1, 2012

Indigent defense — which includes court-appointed attorneys, investigators, expert witnesses and any extraneous trial expenses — is provided to those accused of a crime and are found they cannot afford representation on their own. but the total spent ...more »

Gun Charges
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Republicans in Virginia push conservative agenda, with bills on guns, gays
Washington PostFebruary 4, 2012

Less than a month into the General Assembly session, Republicans have passed bills expanding gun rights and rolling back abortion rights, gay rights and — at least as Democrats see it — voting rights. Dozens of other bills remain in the works.more »

Robbery, Assault & Battery, Theft
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Phone theft, assault and false info lead to charges, police say
Capital Times (blog)February 16, 2012

Laticia Thomas, 23, was tentatively charged with strong-arm robbery, battery and misuse of the 911 system, according to a news release from Madison police. The incident started at the Metro Transit north transfer point on Huxley Street.more »

Man charged with attempted homicide in Wilkinsburg shooting
Pittsburgh Post GazetteFebruary 2, 2012

By Liz Navratil, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A Penn Hills man was arrested on an attempted homicide charge late Wednesday after Wilkinsburg police said they spotted him with an AK-47 not far from where a man's car had been shot.more »

Search & Seizure
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Refusing DUI test not option
Toledo BladeFebruary 2, 2012

He said the no-refusal policy does not violate the 4th Amendment protection against unlawful search and seizure because the arresting officer must show a judge there is probable cause to suspect drunk driving to obtain a blood-draw warrant.more »

Inmate's Rights & Prison
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Drugs, alcohol, weapons smuggled into Canada's prisons rising
Toronto StarFebruary 5, 2012

Aramartis It's time to suspend all rights of convicted prisoners in this country. No any contacts with outside...… misha09 Pippa Middleton stakes her claim to future Duke It looks like the Duchess of Cambridge's much... Republican race: Mitt Romney ...more »

Sex Crimes
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AIDS transmission: Is it a crime to have sex?
Windy City TimesFebruary 16, 2012

Does it make any difference if we used condoms during sex? Am I guilty of a criminal offense? A. The Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously upheld Illinois' HIV Criminal Transmission of HIV Act. The case before the Illinois Supreme Court concerned two ...more »

Internet Offences & Computer Crimes
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Rogers promises to end internet throttling
CBC.caFebruary 3, 2012

This has been a long time coming — more and more Canadians are up in arms about threats to internet openness, and it's about time that big telecom bends to the public interest." OpenMedia.ca pushed for and won Internet openness rules in 2009, ...more »

Solicitation & Pandering
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'Three Cheers for Romneycare'
RedStateFebruary 2, 2012

... known as “pandering to lobbyists.” This is more silliness. To start, Romney signed the health care law with a smiling Ted Kennedy at his side knowing that Democrats had the votes to override any symbolic line-item vetoes of certain provisions.more »

Juvenile Crimes
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PCCD Launches Interactive Web Site
Gant DailyFebruary 7, 2012

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency announced the launch of a website, PACrimeStats.Info to provide access to crime-related data from Pennsylvania's adult and juvenile criminal justice agencies. “The launch of this website ...more »

Traffic & Moving Violations
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CUEVAS v. GRONDOLSKY
Leagle.comFebruary 1, 2012

Cuevas now seeks relief under 28 USC § 2241 for alleged violations of the extradition treaty under which he was brought to the United States. The district court denied relief, deeming the petition to be an attempt to circumvent the limits on section ...more »

Kidnapping; Forgery
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Grand jury targets bail bondsman, wife of indicted defense attorney
Las Vegas Review - JournalFebruary 6, 2012

Buy this photo By Jeff German The wife of indicted defense attorney Brian Bloomfield and a local bail bondsman have been informed they are targets of a grand jury investigating the destruction of evidence in the criminal case against Bloomfield.more »

White Collar Crime
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Neil Eggleston Jumps from Debevoise to Kirkland
Corporate Crime ReporterFebruary 1, 2012

Famed white collar criminal defense attorney W. Neil Eggleston has jumped from Debevoise to Kirkland & Ellis. “Neil Eggleston has an impeccable reputation in the white collar bar as an exceptionally talented lawyer, with a depth of experience that is ...more »

Misdemeanors
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LAYING DOWN ON JOB
U-T San DiegoFebruary 3, 2012

•A lawyer has entered a no contest plea for Kyle Lowry in a bid for dismissal of a misdemeanor battery case alleging the Houston Rockets guard threw a basketball at a female referee and threatened her during a game at a Las Vegas gym last September.more »

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