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  • Deadly Women: Arline Lawless killed her boyfriend, Norman Benner Jr, because she was afraid “he would leave her”

    Bonnie's Blog of Crime
    mylifeofcrime
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Norman Benner Jr Norman Perley Benner Jr obituary Waldoboro woman allegedly told police she shot boyfriend over impending break-up Police: Woman Shot Boyfriend So He Wouldn’t Leave Her Dead man’s family says “he’s the victim” Waldoboro woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend over impending break-up Waldoboro woman sentenced for killing ex-boyfriend Murderpedia: Arline Lawless Movies/Documentaries Deadly Women: Hidden Rage INMATE INFORMATION MDOC Number: 60057 Name: Lawless, Arline Helena Status: Incarcerated Date of Birth: 7/4/1987 Earliest Possible Release Date:…
  • Psycho For Love: Tommy Kane killed his wife, Tamara Shaikh; Sentenced to 18 years in prison, ordered to pay $590,000 to his children for killing their mother

    Bonnie's Blog of Crime
    mylifeofcrime
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Kane pleads guilty to manslaughter Ex-NFL star Tommy Kane sentenced 18 years Ex-Seahawk Kane gets 18-year sentence Football star Kane’s family compensated after wife’s murder Kane ordered to pay $590,000 to children Movies/Documentaries Fatal Vows: Big League Murder Tommy Kane
  • Confrontation, Hearsay, and Child Abuse

    Crime and Consequences Blog
    Kent Scheidegger
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right ... to be confronted with the witnesses against him ...."  So says the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, as do the bills of rights of many state constitutions.  But what does that mean?From at least 1980, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided Ohio v. Roberts, until 2004, when it decided Crawford v. Washington, the Confrontation Clause was pretty much a constitutionalization of the hearsay rule.  If the prosecution wanted A to testify as to what B said, the defendant had a right to confront and…
  • Crime victims to have say on punishments

    crime - Yahoo News Search Results
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    VICTIMS of crime in Warwickshire can now have a say in how an offender is punished.
  • Murder conviction upheld: OK to deny self-representation to defendant fit for trial

    Crime Scene Blog
    Bob Egelko
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Just because you’re mentally competent to stand trial doesn’t mean you’re fit to act as your own lawyer. That maxim, adopted only recently by the U.S. Supreme Court and California’s high court, was the basis for a state appeals panel’s decision to uphold a Contra Costa County man’s murder conviction. Robert Gardner of Benicia was found guilty of first-degree murder for the fatal beating and strangling of 18-year-old Eric Bean in December 2009. Prosecutors said the apparent motive was to prevent Bean from talking to police about a gun theft. Gardner admitted being present when…
 
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  • Confrontation, Hearsay, and Child Abuse

    Kent Scheidegger
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right ... to be confronted with the witnesses against him ...."  So says the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, as do the bills of rights of many state constitutions.  But what does that mean?From at least 1980, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided Ohio v. Roberts, until 2004, when it decided Crawford v. Washington, the Confrontation Clause was pretty much a constitutionalization of the hearsay rule.  If the prosecution wanted A to testify as to what B said, the defendant had a right to confront and…
  • News Scan

    CJLF Staff
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Parolee Accused of Murder: An Indiana parolee with a lengthy criminal past has been arrested and charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl.  Robert King and Jill Disis of Indy Star report that 46-year-old William Gholston has been arrested more than 30 times on a variety of crimes including robbery, battery, and cocaine possession.  He was released on parole in November 2012 after serving 6 ½ years on a gun charge.  Fifteen-year-old Dominique Allen's burned body was found just hours after her family reported her missing in August.  Police were able to link Gholston to…
  • The Coming Riot

    Bill Otis
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    The conventional wisdom is that the grand jury's decision about the Ferguson shooting will soon be known, and that it will not indict Officer Darren Wilson.I have no inside scoop on this.  My (pure) guess is that the conventional wisdom is correct; it usually is.  If so, I'll predict here and now that there's going to be a riot.  I will also give my predicted reactions when it happens.From libertarians:  The police are an over-militarized menace just short of the SS.From Mother Jones:  The United States continues to be a rancid racist cesspool.From Al Sharpton:…
  • AG Confirmation for Next Congress

    Kent Scheidegger
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    Almost unnoticed in a busy week was a nugget dropped by Senate Majority (for five more weeks) Leader Harry Reid.  Michael Crittenden reported Tuesday in the WSJ:The White House has said it is ready to wait until next year for Congress to consider its nominee to be the next attorney general, the top Senate Democrat said Tuesday.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the White House has told him the confirmation hearings of veteran prosecutor Loretta Lynch could be dealt with in the new Congress in January 2015."The White House through intermediaries with me have said 'don't be…
  • Securing, not sealing, the border

    Kent Scheidegger
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    The Sacramento Bee has this story about President Obama's actions on immigration yesterday.  The article quotes CJLF President Michael Rushford regarding aliens who commit crimes.The article says CJLF "advocates sealing the U.S.-Mexico border."  Um, no.  We are in favor of having a secure border so that criminals we deport can't just waltz back in.  Questions of how much and what kind of legal immigration we should allow and what kind of trade restrictions we should have are not our field, and we take no position.  We would certainly never advocate the complete…
 
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    Crime Scene Blog

  • Murder conviction upheld: OK to deny self-representation to defendant fit for trial

    Bob Egelko
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Just because you’re mentally competent to stand trial doesn’t mean you’re fit to act as your own lawyer. That maxim, adopted only recently by the U.S. Supreme Court and California’s high court, was the basis for a state appeals panel’s decision to uphold a Contra Costa County man’s murder conviction. Robert Gardner of Benicia was found guilty of first-degree murder for the fatal beating and strangling of 18-year-old Eric Bean in December 2009. Prosecutors said the apparent motive was to prevent Bean from talking to police about a gun theft. Gardner admitted being present when…
  • Video: Burglars hit Palo Alto home as housecats look on

    Hamed Aleaziz
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    A Palo Alto resident’s video surveillance system caught two burglars breaking into her home as her pet cats looked on. Police said they got a call about the burglary on the 1000 block of Tanland Drive at 6:42 p.m. Tuesday. The resident, a woman in her 40s who was at work during the incident, had a video camera perched by the stairs. The video shows one of the woman’s cats waiting nervously at the top of the steps as the door is about to pop open. The glowing eyes of a second cat is seen peering out of a darkened room. Once the men get the door open, the first
  • Fleeing police ruled ‘violent’ if it’s in a car

    Bob Egelko
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Is fleeing from the police a “violent felony” that calls for an increased prison sentence? Yes, says a federal appeals court, if you’re trying to escape by car. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a 15-year mandatory sentence for Michael Anthony Martinez, who pleaded guilty in Fresno to being a felon in possession of ammunition. Federal law classifies a convicted felon as an armed career criminal, subject to the mandatory sentence, if he or she has at least three previous convictions for violent felonies. Martinez had two past felony convictions for…
  • Report: Deceased San Jose infant found in box under mobile home

    Hamed Aleaziz
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    A maintenance man at a mobile home park in San Jose where a dead infant was recovered by police earlier this week said he discovered the baby in a box with a pink ribbon tied on top, according to a news report. “I told the manager, you know what, I think I found a dead baby in a box,” Alex Reyes said in an interview with KTVU. Police said they responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of a “suspicious circumstance” on the 1500 block of East Capitol Expressway. Once there, they located the deceased infant. The Police Department’s homicide unit and the county coroner’s office both did…
  • Lake County officers shoot and kill man

    Libby Rainey
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    A Lucerne man brandishing a knife was shot and killed by two Lake County sheriff’s deputies who had responded to a domestic violence call late Saturday night, said county District Attorney Don Anderson. The officers were responding to a call at a home on 16th Street when the incident occurred, Anderson said. The man, whose name has not been released, came outside with a knife and allegedly threatened to harm the officers. When he allegedly charged them, they shot him multiple times, Anderson said. The man’s wife was inside when officers shot him, according to Anderson. There were no…
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    Dumb Criminals

  • That’s Still A Tortoise

    cecilia
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:47 pm
    How slow are turtles really? Considering Franklin the Turtle has been an elementary school student throughout my entire childhood, my guess is that turtles are extremely slow. I’ve seen them eat their salad in the zoo, and the only creature that takes longer to eat vegetables is me. Here’s one lady who might possibly be slower [...] Related posts: “That’s A Tortoise!” The first article on this site ever written by yours... Dough-not Do This Mmm, you know what goes well with your daily deep-fried... Doggone It What are the world’s biggest mysteries? Stonehenge, probably. Amelia…
  • Eat Fresh (And Get On the Effing Ground)

    cecilia
    8 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
    Part of growing up is understanding that I don’t have to abide by my family’s regulations concerning food any longer. Caffeine makes my mom jittery, yet I drink at least two cups a day in order to ensure a stunted growth and lifelong stimulant addiction. My family also despises Subway, yet nothing appeals to me [...] Related posts: Hands Up, Order Up You have what you consider your restaurant, right? You know,... (Mug) Shots Fired I remember at one point I was trying to untag... Not So Happy Feet Remember a few years ago when every Hollywood studio spontaneously... YARPP powered by…
  • Ex-Ho Ho Ho

    cecilia
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    ‘Twas night before Christmas, all through the house, not a creature was stirring…except for some lady chilling in the chimney. It’s the classic tale of the creepy ex-girlfriend stalker, this time with a Christmas twist! Is it too early for seasonal fun? Apparently not for this 30 year old woman in Los Angeles, who spent a [...] Related posts: Getting A Bit Squirrely Squirrels are a nuisance, hands down. Walking around with their... But First, Let Me Commit a Crime My best friend works in retail, therefore possessing no shortage... Breakfast At…Prison How many culinary stereotypes…
  • Next Time Just Call The Pizza Guy

    cecilia
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    How desperate have you been for a date? I once asked my group of friends if they’d sleep with their professors in college, and for some wild reason, everyone said no…at least “not until I had completed the course”. Well. Maybe I should seek new friends elsewhere. Should I be friends with this guy? According to [...] Related posts: The Lion, The Witch, and Dat Dank Kush Everybody knows that DARE week at school is just an... Filthy Carnists There is a whole list of foods that are simultaneously... Love Schmove Who says romance is dead? Love is in the air,... YARPP powered by…
  • (Mug) Shots Fired

    cecilia
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:48 pm
    I remember at one point I was trying to untag a very unflattering photograph of myself on Facebook. I was then interrogated by the website, asking if the photo was pornographic, illegal, triggering, etc. Unfortunately, there was no choice saying “seeing my braces brings back PTSD” or “offensive double chin: extremely triggering”. Believe it or not, [...] Related posts: Defriended Remember when Facebook was the rad thing? Now it’s populated... But First, Let Me Commit a Crime My best friend works in retail, therefore possessing no shortage... Turn Down For What Nothing makes me want…
 
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    CSI Files

  • Hall: People Still Want To Go Along For The Ride

    Rachel
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Robert David Hall (Dr Al Robbins) recently spoke with HNGN about working on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation over the past 15 seasons. “The premise of the show was strong in the beginning,” Hall said. “Our ratings aren’t quite as great as they used to be, but we have a good core audience of faithful fans. And I think that it’s great, after all these years, that people still want to go along for the ride.” Be sure to check out the full interview for more about CSI, how Hall landed his long-running role, his love for music, and the accident that left him with…
  • Grunberg Tweets Live During ‘CSI’

    Rachel
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    As CSI Files previously reported, Greg Grunberg will guest star in this Sunday’s brand new episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, “Road to Recovery”. Due to an NFL doubleheader, the episode is scheduled to start at 10:30pm ET (9:30pm CT)/10:00pm PT, with more potential delays for ET/CT viewers. (Please note that a long delay could keep CSI from airing.) Despite the possibility of a preemption, the official CSI account posted this tweet about a live chat during “Road to Recovery”: #CSI Fans! Guest star @greggrunberg will be live tweeting this Sunday's new…
  • ‘Criminal Minds’ Ratings & Promo Are Now Available

    Rachel
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Criminal Minds aired a new episode last night, and you can find episode ratings, video links and next week’s promo after the jump! The eighth episode of Criminal Minds’ tenth season, “The Boys of Sudworth Place”, aired at 9:00pm. The episode pulled in 10.61 million viewers and a 2.3 rating/7 share in the key 18-49 demographic prized by advertisers. You can watch “The Boys of Sudworth Place” on CBS.com, XFinity TV or CTV; and check out the promo for next week below (also available on SpoilerTV):
  • ‘CSI’ Cast & Crew Share More Pics & Tweets

    Rachel
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Here’s another collection of 32 tweets and photos from the cast and crew of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which have been shared over the past two weeks. #Csi driving the streets of Vegas! pic.twitter.com/YhN88H0i1G — Frank Waldeck (@waldeckvision) November 4, 2014 PURE FUN MADNESS!!! #SelfieGoneAstray #CRAWFORD #CSI #HereComeThemBoyz pic.twitter.com/8svDyGlyCg — Alimi Ballard (@AlimiBallard) November 4, 2014 "Daddy, what r u doing?" – Son. "I'm at work big boy." – Me. "Let me see." – Son. Why #FaceTime was invented #CSI…
  • Watch Clips From Tonight’s ‘Criminal Minds’

    Rachel
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Criminal Minds has a new episode on the schedule tonight at 9:00pm ET/PT, and you can find sneak peeks, an interview and photos after the jump! Here’s the first clip from “The Boys of Sudworth Place”, featuring Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) and Kate Callahan (Jennifer Love Hewitt). (You can also watch it on CBS.com, CBS Press Express and SpoilerTV.) And here’s another sneak peek from TV Line, which features Kate and David Rossi (Joe Mantegna). Director Laura Belsey spoke to Examiner.com about “The Boys of Sudworth Place”, and here’s a quote: I don’t…
 
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  • Obama changes mission in Afghanistan

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Obama changes mission in AfghanistanGettyWhile the military had previously been limited to counterterrorism, the president recently approved guidelines that will change that.Who military will be targetingMore news contentHillary sounds off on immigrationThe economy of equality
  • Big Benghazi report finally released quietly

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Big Benghazi report finally released quietlyGettyHouse Republicans revealed the findings of a two-year investigation into the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi Friday. Many conspiracy theories debunkedMore newsTorture report fight eruptsImmigration impact on 2016 race
  • These secrets save you time on Thanksgiving

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    These secrets save you time on ThanksgivingGettySimple kitchen shortcuts and other tips and tricks make preparing for Turkey Day so much easier.Everything you need for the perfect holidayGet a taste5 big Thanksgiving mistakesWhat is the 'gratitude attitude'?
  • Troubling finding in new report on Newtown killer

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Troubling finding in new report on Newtown killerGettyThe newly unveiled report on Adam Lanza suggests that parents and educators may have contributed his isolation and social problems. How they cared for the shooterIn other news Obama changes military planWould-be bomb suspects arrested
  • Tension mounts as Ferguson awaits the jury

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Tension mounts as Ferguson awaits the juryAPDemonstrators were on edge as a St. Louis grand jury continued debating Officer Darren Wilson's fate behind closed doors Saturday. When the decision is now expectedRelated headlines Darren Wilson to resign?Michael Brown's dad urges peace
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  • Obama changes mission in Afghanistan

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Obama changes mission in AfghanistanGettyWhile the military had previously been limited to counterterrorism, the president recently approved guidelines that will change that.Who military will be targetingMore news contentHillary sounds off on immigrationThe economy of equality
  • Big Benghazi report finally released quietly

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Big Benghazi report finally released quietlyGettyHouse Republicans revealed the findings of a two-year investigation into the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi Friday. Many conspiracy theories debunkedMore newsTorture report fight eruptsImmigration impact on 2016 race
  • These secrets save you time on Thanksgiving

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    These secrets save you time on ThanksgivingGettySimple kitchen shortcuts and other tips and tricks make preparing for Turkey Day so much easier.Everything you need for the perfect holidayGet a taste5 big Thanksgiving mistakesWhat is the 'gratitude attitude'?
  • Troubling finding in new report on Newtown killer

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Troubling finding in new report on Newtown killerGettyThe newly unveiled report on Adam Lanza suggests that parents and educators may have contributed his isolation and social problems. How they cared for the shooterIn other news Obama changes military planWould-be bomb suspects arrested
  • Tension mounts as Ferguson awaits the jury

    22 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Tension mounts as Ferguson awaits the juryAPDemonstrators were on edge as a St. Louis grand jury continued debating Officer Darren Wilson's fate behind closed doors Saturday. When the decision is now expectedRelated headlines Darren Wilson to resign?Michael Brown's dad urges peace
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    Mafia Families

  • Hip-Hop Cosa Nostra: This Thing Of Ours – AllHipHop

    Mafia Family
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Hip-Hop Cosa Nostra: This Thing Of OursAllHipHopBy Shelby Powell It is what it is.After a certain age you stop caring about what's cool and you care about what's relevant.Even though everything is to a certain point you have to know how to balance the too.Cool and relevant. … Related posts: Hip-Hop Cosa Nostra: This Thing Of Ours – AllHipHop Hip-Hop Cosa Nostra: This Thing Of Ours – AllHipHop Hip-Hop Cosa Nostra: This Thing Of Ours – AllHipHop
  • Toscani registers 'Mafia' trademark – Ansa news in English

    Mafia Family
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    Ansa news in English Toscani registers 'Mafia' trademarkAnsa news in English, Italy - Dec 30, 2008In 2006, shops in Palermo started selling T-shirts that play on the island's notorious links with Cosa Nostra, rather than playing them down. … Related posts: Toscani registers 'Mafia' trademark – Ansa news in English Toscani registers 'Mafia' trademark – Ansa news in English Toscani registers 'Mafia' trademark – Ansa news in English
  • Cuban antiterrorist appears in court for re-sentence in Miami – El Habanero

    Mafia Family
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    Cuban antiterrorist appears in court for re-sentence in MiamiEl HabaneroEven less Gerardo, against whom they had discharged all the hatred felt by the Cuban-American mafia for the Cuban Revolution abrogating the right to declare and more » Related posts: Cuban Labor movement intensifies actions for the Five – Radio Nuevitas Music Review: Raekwon – “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. II” – Hip-Hop Wired Jim Greer Thinks Obama’s School Speech Is Pretty Good After All – Miami New Times
  • Stephen Fry in America – Telegraph.co.uk

    Mafia Family
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    Telegraph.co.uk Stephen Fry in AmericaTelegraph.co.uk, United Kingdom - 1 hour agoWhenever I press these old boys and use words like “Mafia” or “Cosa Nostra”, they smile and raise their hands in innocent bewilderment. … Related posts: How the Kennedys changed America – Telegraph.co.uk Italy tightens noose on the Cosa Nostra – Telegraph.co.uk Italy tightens noose on the Cosa Nostra – Telegraph.co.uk
  • Italy: Mafia still holds sway despite recent crackdown – Ottawa Citizen

    Mafia Family
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:37 am
    Italy: Mafia still holds sway despite recent crackdownOttawa Citizen,  Canada - Oct 9, 200818, was one of the bloodiest in years, the latest chapter in a decades-long reign of terror conducted by the Neapolitan cousins of Sicily's Cosa Nostra. … Related posts: Italy: Mafia still holds sway despite recent crackdown – Ottawa Citizen Italy: Mafia still holds sway despite recent crackdown – Ottawa Citizen Italy: Mafia still holds sway despite recent crackdown – Ottawa Citizen
 
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    Crime in America.Net

  • Violent Crimes Against the Elderly Increase 27 Percent

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    From 2003 to 2013 rates of nonfatal violent crime against the elderly increased 27 percent, from 3.4 to 4.4 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 65 or older and property crime declined 50 percent, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced. However, crime rates for elderly persons were consistently lower than rates for persons […]
  • Close to Nine Million Crimes Reported to Police in 2013-Crime Down

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 4.4 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased 4.1 percent, marking the 11th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2013 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 367.9 offenses […]
  • 4.7 Million Americans on Parole and Probation

    admin
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    A new Department of Justice report presents data on adult offenders under community supervision while on probation or parole in 2013. The report presents trends over time for the overall community supervision population and describes changes in the probation and parole populations. It provides statistics on the entries and exits from probation and parole and […]
  • 82% of women in corrections are victims of physical or sexual abuse as children

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as “a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term ‘intimate partner violence’ describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does […]
  • 35 percent of women in the US will experience domestic violence

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    An estimated 35 percent of women in the US will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. In addition, up to 70 percent of female murder victims are killed by an intimate partner. To protect women who repeatedly suffer from severe abuse, police from seven jurisdictions in Oklahoma teamed up with social services to use […]
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    Crime in America.Net

  • Violent Crimes Against the Elderly Increase 27 Percent

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    From 2003 to 2013 rates of nonfatal violent crime against the elderly increased 27 percent, from 3.4 to 4.4 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 65 or older and property crime declined 50 percent, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced. However, crime rates for elderly persons were consistently lower than rates for persons […]
  • Close to Nine Million Crimes Reported to Police in 2013-Crime Down

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    The estimated number of violent crimes in the nation decreased 4.4 percent in 2013 when compared with 2012 data, according to FBI figures released today. Property crimes decreased 4.1 percent, marking the 11th straight year the collective estimates for these offenses declined. The 2013 statistics show the estimated rate of violent crime was 367.9 offenses […]
  • 4.7 Million Americans on Parole and Probation

    admin
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    A new Department of Justice report presents data on adult offenders under community supervision while on probation or parole in 2013. The report presents trends over time for the overall community supervision population and describes changes in the probation and parole populations. It provides statistics on the entries and exits from probation and parole and […]
  • 82% of women in corrections are victims of physical or sexual abuse as children

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as “a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term ‘intimate partner violence’ describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does […]
  • 35 percent of women in the US will experience domestic violence

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    An estimated 35 percent of women in the US will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. In addition, up to 70 percent of female murder victims are killed by an intimate partner. To protect women who repeatedly suffer from severe abuse, police from seven jurisdictions in Oklahoma teamed up with social services to use […]
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    New Hampshire Legal Blog

  • Travel Safely in New Hampshire this Thanksgiving Season

    Tenn And Tenn
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
     It is estimated that the roads of America will carry more than forty million Americans towards their loved ones and family members this Thanksgiving season. While this is shy of the count from last year, drivers must continue to heed caution as they take to the streets and venture off to celebrate with those that care for them, especially if in New Hampshire. The accident attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P. A. in Manchester NH have provided several tips for motorists to follow: 1) If traveling long distances, motorists should double check their vehicle to assure it is ready for extended travel.
  • Awareness Begins for New Law Banning Handheld Devices in New Hampshire

    Tenn And Tenn
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    Awareness Begins for New Law Banning Handheld Devices in New Hampshire Handheld devices, most commonly cell phones, are simply a part of daily life for the majority of Americans. However, using them behind the wheel can be deadly. In fact, the problem of distracted driving due to handheld devices has become so prevalent that there are laws in place to ban their use while a car is in motion. In New Hampshire, texting while driving has been illegal for some time. But, using a handheld device to email, program a GPS, or for other uses will soon be illegal also. New Hampshire will effectively ban…
  • Have You Been Injured as Result of Being Tasered?

    Tenn And Tenn
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
     Critics argue that Tasers and other high-voltage stunning devices can not only cause personal injury but also cardiac arrhythmia in susceptible subjects. The use of a Taser by police on human beings can cause a heart attack in minutes to even the healthiest of people. Death can occur by ventricular fibrillation, if not treated immediately which can lead to cardiac arrest. The death of a 31 year old medical school graduate is being investigated by Connecticut state police after a Taser incident led to his death. Lashono Gilbert died Saturday morning, a few hours after being arrested on the…
  • Halloween & Trick or Treating Safety Tips – Dates & Times for New Hampshire

    Tenn And Tenn
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    It may be startling to know that Halloween is statistically the deadliest day for pedestrians being hit by cars. Nearly three times as many pedestrian deaths occur on this holiday as compared to any other day of the year. Of those deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 19 percent of the pedestrian deaths involve alcohol. Halloween is on a Friday this year, which could increase the chances of a pedestrian accident. Because trick or treaters can’t always rely on motor vehicle drivers to abide by the rules of the road or take their safety into consideration, it is up…
  • If Pulled Over by Police in New Hampshire for DUI…..

    Tenn And Tenn
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    The action of being pulled over by the police for any reason can be distressing and cause a driver to panic. When you know you are being pulled over by the police for suspicion of DUI, an overwhelming sense of fear may overtake you even if you know you have done nothing illegal. Regardless of whether or not being pulled over for DUI is justified or warranted under the New Hampshire law, there are a few basic points and behaviors to keep in mind as the situation unfold. These points can help minimize the time you have to deal with the police and possibly help minimize your chances of being…
 
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    The People's Champion

  • Until The Bitter End: A Culture Of Secrecy In Search Of My True Heritage

    David Adams
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:45 am
    Part 3 of 5 in this series: I must warn readers that the contents of this article may be offensive to members of my own family. I believe that right is right and wrong is wrong, and no matter what other’s opinion related to this topic might be, I am only vetted by the spirit which has driven me to underscore the dignity of my mother and biological grandmother in this regard. May peace be upon them. She was only an 8 year old little girl back then, but my Aunt Roslyn tells me that the first seed was planted within her, some 45 years ago by her mother’s baby brother, who had…
  • NYPD Knew Rogue Chokehold Cop Had Integrity Issues: 350 Pound Man Heard Repeatedly Saying “I Can’t Breathe” While Cop Choked Him To Death

    David Adams
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The smear campaign has already began, while NY police and their union officials covertly and deliberately try to tarnish and negatively impact the character of 43-year-old Eric Garner who died during a confrontation with cops in Staten Island. All in an attempt to overshadow what the whole entire world has seen, cops choking a black man to death and allowing him to lay on the ground unassisted for nearly eight minutes until he died. If you listen to the police’ version, Garner is depicted as a scumbag criminal who resisted arrest, and was responsible for causing his own death. His…
  • The Key To Saving America’s Black Youth: North Jersey Town Actions Textbook Example On How To End Gun Violence In Wake Of Preteen’s Killing

    David Adams
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    It was only suppose to have been a short trip to a local convenience store for some apples. For a 12 year old little girl named after the first book of the Holy Bible, it would be like a curse of the forbidden fruit as depicted in the story of Adam and Eve, as the trip to the store turned tragic, and the last time many who knew and loved young Genesis Rincon would ever see her alive again. The cops have name three suspects who they say exchanged gunfire, ultimately striking the preteen in the head. Her sister who accompanied her to the store could only watch in horror as Genesis bleed to…
  • Short Tempered Town Marred By Senseless Violence: Woman Charged With Intentionally Running Over Another Woman And Two Children In Baltimore.

    David Adams
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:38 am
    The early morning hours of Charm City during the humid summer months has a grissley view, while a thick cloud of dust hoovers the streets, and the glaring street lights barely penetrates through the smoggish backdrop of one the most violent cities in America. Baltimore has seen it’s share of violent crimes, some dating back far as the civil war, when 150 Union soldiers were once slaughtered after confederate troops learned of a south bound train carrying union military personnel. The ensuing melee is historically known as the Baltimore riots. The carnage of death that has plagued the…
  • TPC Responds To The Franklin Times News Article: Poor Journalism Misleading The Public In Youth’s Criminal Case

    David Adams
    6 Jun 2014 | 1:31 am
    As a writer it’s imperative that any readership finds articles, blog post, or other print media they consume to be absolutely credible from those media organizations that society relies on for hard news, while this established trust helps sustain it’s following. Some reporters along with their editors and publishing executives believe that simply echoing a few quotes from interviewees is actually sound journalism, but the responsibility doesn’t just rest there. Those within our society who are charged with the task of churning out newsworthy content to the masses, have been…
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    Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Geigle

  • Residential vs. Nonresidential Burglary in Arizona

    JacksonWhite Law
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:20 am
    Regardless of the circumstances, burglary in Arizona is a felony. Residential burglary does carry more severe consequences than non-residential burglary, but both are felonies. If the burglary involves a firearm, residential or non-residential, the charge is automatically first degree burglary. Luckily not every criminal charge ends in conviction, and with the right legal assistance, you may be able to prove your innocence. Degrees of Burglary in AZ Third-degree burglary is a class 4 felony in Arizona and is defined as: Unlawfully entering or remaining in a nonresidential structure or…
  • What is Executive Clemency?

    JacksonWhite Law
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Executive clemency is the power of pardoning used by either a president, if it’s a federal case, or a governor if it’s a local case. The executive can pardon a criminal’s sentencing, reducing it from the death penalty, or lessening it in other ways. Why pardon a deadly offender? If someone has shown significant improvement by demonstrating drastic rehabilitation, or they’ve been committed to long-term public service, the executive may want to clear the offender’s record. Sometimes a president or governor can have actual doubts about the guilt of a prisoner, and can simply choose to…
  • Should I refuse a breath test if pulled over for a DUI in Arizona?

    JacksonWhite Law
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    First, let’s discuss the difference between a preliminary breath test (PBT) and a breathalyzer test. A PBT is a portable device used by police to register your BAC after you are pulled over. The results from a PBT cannot be used against you in a court of law, but can be used to aid in your arrest. Field Sobriety Test and the PBT The two tests administered at the time you are pulled over will either be the field sobriety test or the PBT. If you refuse both, you will be taken into custody, but that does not mean you are being arrested. You will be taken to the police station or a DUI…
  • What makes capital murder trials unique from other murder trials?

    14 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    A capital murder trial takes place whenever the circumstances of a murder are so severe that it warrants the death penalty for the accused. First-degree murder, aggravated murder, and capital murder are some of the names given to murders serious enough to result in capital punishment, or the death penalty. However, some state courts have the options of either the death penalty or life imprisonment. Capital murder trials are considerably more expensive than the average trial too because of the amount of time it takes to reach a verdict. There are also expert witnesses involved, and a very…
  • What is a ‘presumptive’ sentence and when does it apply in Arizona?

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    A presumptive sentence is a guideline for the judge to use during sentencing. The presumptive sentence is the appropriate sentence for a specific crime, it contains the necessary jail or prison time and fines. The judge will take into account other relating factors to the crime, including the defendant’s criminal record, mitigating and aggravating factors, and will then determine the actual sentence. Examples of Presumptive Sentencing For a judge, the presumptive sentence includes the baseline rules for sentencing any specific crime—usually a felony—and the judge can harshen or lighten…
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    North American Investigations: New York Private Investigator

  • Private Investigators are Infidelity Experts

    Darrin Giglio
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    From tabloid covers and hidden-camera reality shows to political scandals and high-profile custody battles, society is obsessed with the juicy details of marital infidelity. But when it happens to you, or when you think it might be a possibility, it’s not such a glamorous or attractive idea. When trust disappears from a marriage, it can stir up everything from grief to rage, and there are usually legal implications too. That’s why, despite a huge modern market for consumer surveillance gadgets, private investigators continue to thrive among a specific clientele: suspicious…
  • Guide to Surveillance Private Investigations

    Darrin Giglio
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Surveillance private investigation is a means of monitoring the behavior of an individual or group of individuals, typically in order to obtain information about their location, behaviors, or potential illegal activity. Private investigators are hired most often by attorneys for civil suits, but they can also be useful for families searching for lost loved ones, background checks, investigating strange or illegal behavior of a close friend, loved one, or business partner, locating information or assets for use in a lawsuit, electronic surveillance of suspicious persons, and others.   How…
  • Best of Long Island: Vote for North American Investigations

    Darrin Giglio
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    North American investigations has been nominated for the Best of Long Island competition.  This is the first year we’ve been nominated and NAI is honored to have been recognized among so many other private investigators on Long Island.   Below are the details for the competition and how you can vote: 1. Head over to the Best of Long Island website   2. Select the Services section and click vote   3. Find the private investigator category   4. Select North American Investigations and submit your vote   Remember, you can only vote once every day from one IP…
  • The Statistics of Online Dating

    Darrin Giglio
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Advice about Online Dating from Private Investigators Sometimes online dating can take a turn for the worst.  Our private investigators have put together some statistics and have added some advice to toward the end of this infographic.   Be careful when dating online and remember, you don’t actually know someone until you meet them in person. The post The Statistics of Online Dating appeared first on North American Investigations: New York Private Investigator.
  • Drones: The New Age of Private Investigators

    Darrin Giglio
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
     Gone are the days when private investigators hid behind bushes with binoculars, spent hours looking through old files or participated in the ever popular and time consuming stakeout. Today’s technology offers high-power digital camera lenses, databases, and drones to find out what they need to know. There’s no shortage of work for great private investigators, and contrary to popular belief they don’t all spend their time securing evidence for cheating partners. They are highly sought after by insurance companies, fortune 500 corporations, small businesses and just about anyone who is…
 
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    Professional UK Private Investigators

  • 6 Tips to Help Discover if You Have a Cheating Partner

    Matt Thomas
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Are you concerned your partner may be cheating on you? Take a look at this quick checklist of 6 things to help discover if you have a cheating partner.   1.   Mobile devices. One of the main things in this day and age is the constant use of mobile phones and tablets. You may have noticed that your partner has recently become very protective of these devices? Have they started to take their phone with them everywhere they go? Have they started to text or receive texts during the evenings? Have they recently protected their devices with passwords, when before this is something they have…
  • Wolf of Wall Street Private Detective

    Matt Thomas
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    The private investigator who was employed by Jordan Belfort, best known as The Wolf of Wall Street, played himself in the 2013 film starring Leonardo DeCaprio. Beau Dietl pictured below, was employed by Jordan Belfort to assist with security in the 90′s. He has since mentioned in the press that he knew nothing of Belfort’s illegal activities and has since referred to Belfort as ‘a scumbag’, To find out more take a look at this link http://www.businessinsider.com/bo-dietl-on-jordan-belfort-2014-1?IR=T   The post Wolf of Wall Street Private Detective appeared first…
  • 16 Reasons to Hire a Private Investigator

    Matt Thomas
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    Most individuals would never think to hire a Private Investigator. They aren’t just for catching out cheating partners or catching out fraudsters – Private Investigators can assist you in many different ways, at home and at work. At home You’ve met someone online – but are they who they say they are? Background checks can put your mind at rest before you take the relationship any further. You suspect your partner is cheating but can’t prove it. A Private Investigator will uncover the truth and put your mind at rest. You’ve lent someone money – and they’ve…
  • What types of services might a private investigator actually provide?

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    When you think about private investigators and what they actually do, it is quite easy to simply get swept away by romantic notions of the job, as depicted on the big (and small) screen. Even if your view of a modern-day PI is less Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and more Magnum P.I., far-fetched conceptions are still going to be made about the life of a private investigator. Even grittier and more authentic TV detective characters like Jimmy McNulty of The Wire and John Luther of Luther may get involved with extreme scenarios that still fail to accurately display what this kind of role really…
  • Facts and Figures relating to Britain’s Most Expensive Legal Trial

    admin
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:33 am
    What an interesting week it has been with Rebekah Brooks being cleared of all charges against her whilst Andy Coulson, her former colleague, was found guilty of conspiring to hack phones and will be sentenced next week with three former colleagues Greg Miskiw, Neville Thurlbeck , James Whetherup and private detective, Glenn Mulcaire, all of whom pleaded guilty. The private investigation industry has been keeping a close eye on the trial, it is thought that the outcome of the trial could have some influence on when licensing or regulation of the industry will actually start to happen. Theresa…
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    Sword and Scale

  • Sword and Scale Episode 30

    Mike Boudet
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The story of Herman Webster Mudgett, otherwise known as H.H. Holmes, has been told numerous times: a brilliant man with so much potential but so inherently evil that his actions would require new words be created to describe the monster that he was. The depravity of someone who would construct a building solely for the purpose of torture, murder, and the “processing” of human bodies for profit, is unimaginable. Although it has inspired numerous books and movies, many people who are not avid true crime fans, have never heard this story. Even if you have heard this story,…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 29

    Mike Boudet
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The term “bluebeard” conveys images of pirates sailing the high seas, but the actual meaning of this term is much darker and there are examples of it all around us. You see, a “bluebeard” is a man that murders his wife. The term is derived from a French folktale dating back to the 1600′s, making this horrible idea not a new one. The fact that this term isn’t commonly used in North America is curious, since its female counterpart “black widow” is widely known worldwide. In this episode of Sword and Scale we examine some Bluebeard cases which you…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 28

    Mike Boudet
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Everyone thought Joshua Gouker was a dangerous criminal. It was easy to convict him of murdering his 14-year-old step son Trey Zwicker, especially after he suddenly changed his plea to guilty and confessed. But why would a hardened criminal mastermind, who had several friends and family members at his command and lying for him, suddenly confess at trial without a plea bargain in place? The answer is that his son, who he proudly referred to as a demon child, was also on trial for the same murder, and although he was only 15 when Zwicker died, he was being tried as an adult. The bond between…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 27

    Mike Boudet
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    In this special two-parter, the brutal and inexplicable murder of a 14-year-old boy exposes a dysfunctional American family’s secrets and lies.  This is the story of Trey Zwicker’s murder, a young boy who did everything right but never really had a chance because he grew up in the wrong place, around the wrong people. This is also the story of a father and son.  Joshua Young, a bright honor-role student, and Joshua Gouker, a convicted felon who had spent most of his son’s lifetime behind bars.  The two were so close that they even share a murder indictment for Trey…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 26

    Mike Boudet
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    This is one of the most under-reported murders in the history of the North American Continent. A mutilation that took hours and mind that was so disturbed it relished in the extreme violence inflicted on the deceased, this story exposes the obvious deficiencies in the extremely Liberal Canadian justice system, which even many natives don’t even fully understand. Dan Zupansky, author of Trophy Kill “The Shall We Ask Murder” and host of the highly-popular true-crime podcast True Murder “The Most Shocking Killers in True Crime History”, joins us to tell us a tale…
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    Sword and Scale

  • The World’s Most Notorious Slot Cheat

    Heather Sutfin
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Millions of dollars are lost to scammers looking to cheat the system and get rich quick at Las Vegas casinos annually, but few have been as successful as Dennis Nikrasch. Using sophisticated methods to rig slot machines, Nikrasch and his cohorts managed to cheat some of Vegas’ most renowned casinos out of a speculated $16 million dollars in jackpots for over 20 years. Nikrasch began his life as a professional scammer sometime in the 1970’s. Back then slot machines used mechanical reels. Nikrasch and his team would rig the machines, and then cheat the machine out of payouts using slug…
  • The Thanksgiving Killer

    Heather Sutfin
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    Thanksgiving Day 2009 began just like most of ours for Paul Merhige and his family. Sixteen family and friends of theirs had gathered at his cousin’s upscale home in Jupiter, FL.  The family laughed and told stories, his cousin’s daughter – 6yr old Makayla Sutton, performed songs from an upcoming school recital, and enjoyed their meal together. Three hours had passed. Makayla retired to her room for the evening while the adults remained downstairs talking, unaware of the horror that was about to occur. Paul had told his family that he was going home for the evening. The family had said…
  • Marty Frankel’s Decade of Fraud

    Heather Sutfin
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Fast talking and eccentric financier Martin Frankel may have been responsible for one of the strangest Ponzi schemes in recent history, but he was hardly the most intelligent fraudster; in fact, he wasn’t even a financier. How did this man, with his Woody Allen mannerisms, that failed out of college, and lived at his parents’ home well into his 30’s, convince hoards of wealthy investors to trust him with their investment decisions? Frankel’s story begins in 1986. Leaving the University of Toledo after just two years, Frankel moved back to his parent’s home and manages to land a job…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 30

    Mike Boudet
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The story of Herman Webster Mudgett, otherwise known as H.H. Holmes, has been told numerous times: a brilliant man with so much potential but so inherently evil that his actions would require new words be created to describe the monster that he was. The depravity of someone who would construct a building solely for the purpose of torture, murder, and the “processing” of human bodies for profit, is unimaginable. Although it has inspired numerous books and movies, many people who are not avid true crime fans, have never heard this story. Even if you have heard this story,…
  • The Most Outrageous Celebrity Extortion Scandals

    Heather Sutfin
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Having fame and fortune could be a fabulous life for some, but it often comes at a price. Paparazzi, crazed fans, and greedy strangers are always waiting to strike whenever the opportunity to exploit the rich and famous arises. While nude photos and secret love children seem almost commonplace now in celebrity news, some cases seem almost too strange to be true.   Emma Watson Emma Watson, most famous for her role as Hermione Grainger in the film adaptations of the “Harry Potter” series, has most recently come under attack by an online hacker associated with the web forum 4chan.
 
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    WKLAW DUI

  • How Do I Keep My Driver’s License after a DUI Arrest? (CVC 23152)

    Matthew Wallin
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    If you are arrested for DUI, the arresting officer will confiscate your driver’s license and issue you a temporary license. The officer will then forward a notice of suspension or revocation form, the confiscated driver’s license, and a sworn statement to the DMV. The DMV will hold a hearing to review the arrest. At the hearing, a DMV hearing officer will review the arrest report with the arresting officer’s sworn statement, the suspension or revocation order, and any test results. The hearing officer will decide whether to uphold the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license…
  • Can Your License Be Suspended If You Initially Refuse To Take A BAC Test But Later Consent?

    Matthew Wallin
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    BAC blood test In 2010, the Los Angeles Daily Journal Appellate Report reported that Benito Garcia’s driver’s license was properly suspended after he refused to submit to a chemical test following his arrest for drunk driving. Garcia had been driving erratically and was pulled over. Officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Garcia’s breath and other signs of intoxication and administered a field sobriety test, which he failed. The officers arrested Garcia and informed him that he was required by law to submit to either a blood or breath test to determine his blood alcohol level.
  • Guide to Sobriety Tests in California

    Matthew Wallin
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    If there’s anything we can learn from this video clip from the comedy show Reno 911, it’s that Field Sobriety Tests can be ridiculously unnecessary, and oftentimes lead to self-incrimination. However, if you know your rights and are certain about what you should do during a DUI stop, your chances of being convicted for DUI are greatly reduced. If you are stopped for DUI, you will likely be asked to take a field sobriety test. Here’s a brief guide that will help you avoid a DUI conviction by knowing how to handle a DUI stop and subsequent field sobriety tests. Show Police Your…
  • 10 Consequences of a DUI Conviction in California

    Matthew Wallin
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    What a DUI might look like. Uploaded by Josh Hallet Driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime that can be committed by nearly anyone, regardless of education, profession, or income. It may be someone who drinks regularly or only once in a while. All it takes is driving a car after one drink too many, and you can find yourself convicted of DUI, leaving you to face devastating consequences that can last for years. While you may be aware that a DUI conviction could lead to jail time and fines, there are also some unknown consequences of a conviction. Here is a list of some of the possible…
  • Can Police Force You to Submit to a Blood Test at a DUI Stop?

    Matthew Wallin
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:17 pm
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Missouri v. McNeely that police do not have a right to force you to take a blood test during a DUI stop.1The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects you from unreasonable searches and seizures. Because of this ruling, if a cop forces you to submit to a blood test during a DUI stop, the test could be considered illegal and the results will likely not be accepted as evidence. What if I Refuse to Take a Test? You can refuse to take a blood test at a DUI stop. However, if the police find probable cause that you committed a crime, they can search you…
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    Pennsylvania and New Jersey Criminal and DUI Defense Lawyers » Blog

  • What to Do if You’re Charged with Simple Assault in Pennsylvania

    Young Klein & Associates
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Simple assault is one of the most common criminal charges in America, including Pennsylvania.  But how is it distinguished from aggravated assault, and what should you do if you’ve been charged? What is Simple Assault? Some instances of assault are extremely serious, causing permanent, disabling, and near-fatal injuries.  This is referred to as aggravated assault.  But while aggravated assault is relatively common, with over 26,000 cases reported by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency in 2013 alone, simple assault arrests are even more prevalent. This is because…
  • Understanding Philadelphia’s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

    Young Klein & Associates
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Philadelphia made national news earlier this month when Mayor Michael Nutter signed a bill decriminalizing possession of marijuana in amounts up to 30 grams.  With a population of over 1.5 million, the “City of Brotherly Love” is now America’s largest city to affect decriminalization.  What are the new rules Philadelphians need to understand?  And can you still get arrested on possession charges? Philadelphia Becomes Nation’s Largest City to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession Philadelphia’s journey toward decriminalization hasn’t been quick or easy.
  • Will My DUI Charges Ever Go Away?

    Young Klein & Associates
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    In Pennsylvania, DUI or Driving Under the Influence is usually considered a misdemeanor. While a misdemeanor is less serious than a felony, it can still trigger a slew of harsh consequences — including a prominent note on your public criminal record.  Anyone can view this record, including but not limited to prospective employers and loan officers, which means that you may run into obstacles when you’re trying to get hired for a job or take out a loan.  So is there any way you can remove old DUI charges from your record? How the ARD Program Can Help Clear Your Criminal Record…
  • Warrants for Traffic Tickets Explained

    Young Klein & Associates
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    After you’re issued a traffic ticket, you have two options: you can accept it and pay the fine, or deny it and fight the ticket in court.  But if you do neither, a judge can issue a bench warrant for your arrest.  Our traffic violation lawyers explain how traffic offenses can lead to warrants, and what you should do if there’s a bench warrant out for your arrest. How a Traffic Ticket Can Lead to a Bench Warrant Tickets can be issued for two basic types of traffic violations: moving violations  (such as speeding, failure to use turn signals, or failure to wear a seat belt),…
  • The Formal Criminal Arraignment Process in Pennsylvania

    Young Klein & Associates
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    The justice system can be confusing, especially for people who have never been charged with a crime and don’t know what to expect after an arrest.  However, the more you understand about the legal process, the more comfortable and confident you can feel as your court date approaches.  In this article, our criminal defense lawyers explain how Pennsylvania’s arraignment process works. What Happens at Arraignment? When people think about court procedures, what they are usually picturing is a trial, where evidence is analyzed in order to determine whether a defendant is innocent…
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    Bad Breeders

  • Ohio Breeder headbutts infant son

    Trench Reynolds
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    William Bentley 22-year-old William Bentley of Madison Township, Ohio, has been arrested for allegedly headbutting his 7-week-old infant son, repeatedly. Why? The usual I’m afraid. His son would not stop crying. Think about that for a moment. Think about that level of violence. His rage was so much over his own son’s crying that he repeatedly slammed his own skull into the face of a helpless infant. The infant has survived and is expected to recover but does have extensive facial injuries. Bentley lived in a trailer park. I’ve poked fun at people who live in trailer…
  • Family member of Breeder charged with murder of daughter has some good advice

    Trench Reynolds
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Christopher Storbakken I was almost going to pass on this story because I can’t stomach a lot of the stories sent to me however in this tragedy comes wisdom. 27-year-old Christopher Storbakken of Indianapolis has been charged with murder in the death of his one-year-old daughter Fowler Harper. Storbakken at first claimed he dropped her while removing her from the crib but the autopsy showed that Fowler died from blunt force trauma and had injuries to her stomach, leg, arm and hand. Police say that Storbakken eventually admitted to striking his daughter because she wouldn’t stop…
  • Erica Parsons’ adoptive parents guilty of fraud

    Trench Reynolds
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Erica Parsons’ missing poster Earlier today Erica Parsons’ adoptive father, Sandy Parsons, was found guilty of fraud for collecting government benefits for Erica long after she had disappeared. Her adoptive mother, Casey Parsons, pleaded guilty to fraud charges earlier this month. They are both scheduled to be sentenced in February. Sandy Parsons is looking at a possible sentence of 20+ years in prison. I thought the fraud charges would get one of them to crack about the possible whereabouts of Erica but it appears that they are thick as thieves so to speak.
  • Hannah Overton will be tried again in the death of Andrew Burd

    Trench Reynolds
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Hannah Overton (crying salty tears) Recently Hannah Overton had her murder conviction overturned in the death of her foster son Andrew Burd. She was initially convicted of killing Andrew by way of sodium poisoning as it was alleged she used some kind of salt filled seasoning as a punishment resulting in his death. There were also accusations of blunt force trauma against Andrew and making him sleep on a plywood bed under the watch of a hidden camera. Since Overton belonged to a local Texas mega-church there has been an outcry since her arrest to free her. Now prosecutors have stated that they…
  • 11-year-old runaway was victim of abuse

    Trench Reynolds
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Bell and Downs An 11-year-old boy recently ran away from his home in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. He was gone for 25 hours before police found him relatively unharmed. I say relatively because the boy was said to have excessive bruising on his body. As it turned out the boy told police that his father and step-mother were physically abusive to him. DCFS further investigated and 43-year-old Ernest W. Bell III and 30-year-old Kristen M. Downs were charged with child abuse. They were also booked on drug and weapons charges as investigators found weed and guns in the home. The pair are said to have…
 
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