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- Maryland Citizen’s Dream of Death Penalty Abolition Closer to Reality
To execute just one innocent person is too much, even if it means that people convicted of offenses like homicide will escape the ultimate punishment for their crimes.
- Hearsay Evidence Allowed in High-Profile Illinois Murder Case
Drew Peterson’s defense team is ending an almost two-year battle to stop hearsay evidence from being introduced at his pending murder trial. Peterson, a former Bolingbrook, Illinois police sergeant, is charged with killing his ex-wife, Kathleen Savio in 2004. Savio, who was Peterson’s third wife, was found dead in her dry bathtub and her death was originally ruled an accidental drowning.
- Supreme Court Opinion Raises Bar for Criminal Defense Attorneys
In mid March of 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States approved a request for a new trial for a Michigan man who claimed that his lawyer had been giving him bad advice. The Cooper case highlights one of the most important aspects that both lawyers and the general public should take into account when it comes to cases of criminal defense.
- The Rise of Auto Theft in Denver
It may surprise you to learn that a person living in Colorado is twice as likely to have their car stolen as a person living in New York City. According to the Colorado State Patrol, Denver has five thefts per 1,000 cars and a surprisingly large number of those thefts are carried out for the purpose of committing more serious crimes.
- Delay of Four Years before Filing First Degree Murder Charges not Sufficiently Prejudicial to Merit Dismissal
A jury convicted John Clyde Abel of first degree murder for the 1991 shooting and robbery of a grocery store owner. The shooting took place in a bank parking lot in the City of Orange. The judge sentenced Abel to death. During a part of the sentencing phase of trial, Abel conceded that he had robbed about twenty people in multiple scenarios over his lifetime that were never prosecuted.
- Conviction for Second Degree Murder by Child Neglect Upheld
A Riverside County jury convicted Gregory Lee Latham and his wife of second degree murder of their daughter, age 17, for failing to obtain medical treatment for her type 1 diabetes, which resulted in her death. Gregory was sentenced to seventeen years in prison. His wife was sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Not only did the jury convict both Lathams of violating Penal Code § 187(a) (Second Degree Murder), but the jury also convicted each of child endangerment (Penal Code § 273a(a).
- Texas Bail Hearings
How Does the Court Determine the Amount of Bail?
- Conviction for Murder of Cop Reconsidered for DA Withholding Evidence
Jesse Gonzalez was convicted of first degree murder with special circumstances for killing a police officer on duty. The conviction arose after he used a shotgun when Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Deputies kicked down his front door while serving a search warrant.
- The Consequences of Murder Charges
A murder charge in Florida or homicide in Florida can result in serious jail time and fines. A South Florida criminal defense lawyer can help.
- Stand Your Ground: Not Guilty to the Charge of Murder in the Second Degree
Ferrer Shane Attorney Diana Gonzalez Wins Homicide Acquittal for Client - You may think that the police will take you at your word if you kill someone in self-defense. Unfortunately, that rarely happens. The police will investigate. Charges against you might be filed. Whether or not that happens will depend on the facts of the case.