Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin - Time Served (2 months) - Federal Court

LK, a 58-year-old grandmother, received a “time served” sentence in a multi-defendant Federal drug case. She had spent two months in jail at the beginning of the case. Lk was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin with 12 other defendants i… Read More
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Possession of Child Pornography - Not Required to Register as Sex Offender

AJ, a 26-year-old warehouse worker, was charged with possession of child pornography. The evidence against him was strong. He had no criminal record. AJ underwent a psychological evaluation and began sex offender treatment shortly after being charged… Read More
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First-Degree Murder - Not Guilty

MJ, a 30-year-old scrap metal worker, went to a party with his cousin. The party took place outdoors in a neighborhood with a recent history of violence. MJ brought his gun with him. MJ did not know many people at the party. Another man at the party… Read More
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Social Security Fraud - Federal Court - Not Guilty

DMS, an 85-year-old retired nurse, was charged by the federal government with Theft of Government Money under 18 U.S.C. 641. Specifically, she was accused of collecting social security benefits from two separate social security numbers. The governmen… Read More
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Charged with First-Degree Murder - Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter - Superior Court

MR, a 40-year-old man, stabbed another man in the leg during a fight. Unfortunately, the stab wound severed the man’s femoral artery. The man died. RM was charged with First-Degree Murder. MR and his girlfriend went to a home to buy drugs from… Read More
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Trafficking in Firearm, Possession of Firearm - Motion to Suppress Allowed - Case Dismissed

FA, a troubled young woman with a significant history of court involvement, became romantically involved with an employee of one of the courthouses. As their relationship progressed, the employee gave FA a gun; he wanted her to be able to protect her… Read More
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RICO and Murder - Federal Court - Client avoids life sentence

Following a four-week trial in federal court, LSV, a 29-year-old mechanic, was convicted of RICO and Murder. The jury found that LSV was a member of a notorious and violent international criminal organization. The jury also found that he was personal… Read More
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Illegal Re-Entry - Federal Court - 90-day sentence, concurrent with State Prison sentence

JD, a 40-year-old laborer, was charged in federal court with entering the United States illegally after having been previously deported or denied entry, under 8 U.S.C. 1326. Months before his federal court charge, JD had been charged with a state cou… Read More
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Trafficking Heroin and Cocaine, Possession of a Firearm - Not Guilty

Acting on a tip, local police went to a hotel looking for a male fugitive named “John.” The police had an arrest warrant for John from an unrelated case. Breaking down the door in the middle of the night, the police descended upon room 23… Read More
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Minor in Possession of Alcohol - Clerk's Hearing - No Complaint Issued

SC, a 19-year-old college student, was stopped by police in a parking lot. In his hands was a 12-pack of beer. The police officer asked to see his identification. SC handed his driver’s license to the officer. The officer, noting SC’s age… Read More
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