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- Federal Child Porn Sentencing Guidelines
In imposing sentences in Federal Court judges are required to consider the advisory sentencing guidelines adopted by the United States Sentencing Commission.
- The Bail Review Problem in Maryland Criminal Justice
Often times defendants without legal representation end up getting held for criminal offenses when they shouldn’t be.
- Resentencing of a Three Strikes Sentence Often Involves Difficult Document Gathering Challenges
Proposition 36 amended the state's Three Strikes Law due to overcrowding of state prisons.
- Conviction Upheld for Possession of an Assault Weapon Although AK-47 Disassembled
The reader of this article may understand that a .50-cal weapon fires a very large round, one that probably can take down a hippopotamus or even perhaps an elephant. It is used in the military often to penetrate buildings with stucco and drywall (the author of this article is a former Marine with seven years of active duty service, including combat experience).
- 17 Year Old May Be Charged as an Adult with Federal 2nd Degree Murder Based on Lay Testimony
Congress established six factors that a district court must consider to determine if such a transfer is in “the interest of justice.”
- Classes of Felonies in Florida
by Galanter Law
Most states classify their felonies by class, ”a class D felony ” is a term that is often heard. Florida does not have Felonies that are classified by letter.
- Thirteen New Crime-Related Laws to Know for 2013
This article’s focus is narrower. The following new laws affect criminal liability, as they are additions to the Penal Code and involve criminal liability, meaning jail, prison, fines, seizure or forfeiture of assets. The laws are referred to by the AB or SB number, or Assembly Bill and Senate Bill number, respectively. Their statutory reference in the Penal Code will be established shortly, but are not at this time.
- What is a STATIC-99 Report?
Prosecutors often ask for STATIC-99 report to document how dangerous a defendant is and to support a longer sentence or more onerous plea bargain.
- Judge Rules DUI Field Tests Inaccurate
According to a recent report in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, on December 31, a Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas Judge ruled that machines, known as Breathalyzers and Intoxilyzers, cannot be considered accurate for specific blood-alcohol levels.
- What is Indecent Exposure (Penal Code § 314)
“Exposing oneself” means to reveal your entire naked body. Exposing one’s “private parts” means to show your bare genitals. Showing a bare female breast is not considered exposing one’s “private parts” (or else breastfeeding mothers might face indecent exposure charges). Similarly, flashing someone your under wear, no matter how revealing or skimpy, is not indecent exposure for purposes of Penal Code § 314.