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Montejo v. Louisiana, Petition For Certiorari. Main Issue: Whether a defendant's Sixth Amendment waiver was invalid because it was based on the misrepresentations by police that he had not been appointed a lawyer.
Posted by The LawLink Team on 11.22.10 in Criminal Law.
Discusses criminal case against 9 alleged gang members who kidnapped, tortured and robbed a gay man and several others in New York City. This is one of the worst hate crimes on record.
Posted by Brian Mahany on 10.11.10 in Criminal Law.
Vehicle Black Boxes are NOT airplane black boxes !
Posted by Perry Zucker on 10.1.10 in Criminal Law.
Appeals court says it is okay for an officer to hoist a suspect's baggy pants; rules gun found was part of an incidental contact, not a search.
Posted by Brian Mahany on 9.17.10 in Criminal Law.
NY Animal Abuse Bill Requires Psychological Intervention, Recognizing the Animal Abuse to Other Crimes Connection Animal abuse is like a crystal ball into the future of the abusers. Many people realize that animal abusers are likely to commit many other offenses, incl. murder, rape, & robbery, & many studies backs this up. Still, animal laws in most states, including NY, treat animals as chattel & animal abuse & neglect as mostly misd. However, Bill #A8444, recognizes the animal abuse to other crimes connection &, for the first time, requires psychological counseling, even for juveniles.
Posted by Carol Ryder on 5.2.10 in Criminal Law.
The U.S. Supreme Court establishes that a “break in custody” permits the police to resume questioning a suspect who had previously asked for a lawyer. Decided February 24, 2010.
Posted by The LawLink Team on 2.24.10 in Criminal Law.
Wood v. Allen, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections. US Supreme Court Case No. 08-9156. In an opinion by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence for an Alabama inmate who claimed his counsel was ineffective for failing to introduce evidence of his low IQ.
Posted by Steven Choi on 1.20.10 in Criminal Law.
Thee helpful tips for car dealers. This article deals with CA DMV codes and tips to avoid losing your license or worse--criminal prosecution for unpaid licenses and/or title transfer fees.
Posted by Angela Berry-Jacoby on 12.29.09 in Criminal Law. (CA)
The US Supreme Court refused to hear the case of Virginia v. Harris that sought to test the authority of the police to stop a vehicle when they get an anonymous tip that an individual is driving while drunk, but the tip has not been backed up by the officers’ own observations.
Posted by The LawLink Team on 10.20.09 in Criminal Law.
The US Supreme Court refused to hear the case of Virginia v. Harris that sought to test the authority of the police to stop a vehicle when they get an anonymous tip that an individual is driving while drunk, but the tip has not been backed up by the officers’ own observations.
Posted by The LawLink Team on 10.20.09 in Criminal Law.