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Unpublished 9th Cir. Case shows (1) that KNOWLEDGE instruction for 18 USC §10...

In US v. Tara Mezzeo, (9th Cir. 2015) No. 13-10481 D.C. No. 2:12-cr-00337-JCM-CWH-1 a citizen supposedly lied to government agents relating to an 18 U.S.C. §1035 (healthcare) matter and were prosecuted under 18 U.S.C. §1001.  Agent notes were...
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DUI Charges- Long-Term Effects on Education & Career Prospects

Getting arrested and convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) can make life more difficult, long after you’ve served out the sentence or punishment issued by the court. A DUI can have severely detrimental effects, particularly when you’re...
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Women: The New Scapegoats of Drug Crime

Drug crimes come in many form. Drug manufacturing, possessing, use and trafficking are the most common forms of drug crimes. Of these, drug trafficking has come into maximum limelight because of its treacherous nature, drug mafia wars and prominen...
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Ex-NFL Player Darren Sharper denied bail and forced to fight rape allegations...

Last Monday, March 13, 2013, Darren Sharper was brought before the felony arraignment court again in downtown Los Angeles where his attorneys unsuccessfully argued for him to be released on bail pending additional charges being filed against him i...
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Pistorius Trial - March 6, 2014

Mr. Johnson, previously excused due to lack of notes in Mr. Roux'  file, is called to be cross examined.   Previously,  Mr. Johnson testified that he heard as many as six gunshots which Mr. Roux strongly disputes.  Mr. Roux "pu...
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PISTORIUS TRIAL - MARCH 6, 2014 - Part 1

The PistolRecall that yesterday we heard testimony about a pistol falling out of the track suit pocket of a friend of Pistorius' in a restaurant filled with 200 people. On direct examination of one of the friends of Pistorius', present at the i...
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Oscar Pistorius Court - Day 3

Today is a relatively short but dramatic day in court for Pistorius.    Mr.  Charl Johnson retook the stand as an ear-witness to the shooting.  He is cross-examined by the defense's Mr. Roux,  who  pounds the witness ...
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Oscar Pistorius Trial Day 2 - Cross Examination

Cross examination of the first witness, continues. I missed her name. Lawyer tells witness that the next questions are about her credibility and reliability. Q: You saw ambulance? A: Yes. Q; In front of Oscar's? A: Yes. Q: Baby wake up? ...
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Oscar Pistorius First Day of Trial

First impression of the South African court room of the trial of Oscar Pistorius is how very familiar it is to a lawyer from here. On your first day, you would know where to stand and sit and where and who everyone else in the court is. The phys...
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Juvenile Delinquents: Are The Laws Too Harsh For Them?

Juvenile delinquency is a terrifying and terrible face of crime in the United States of America and across the world. Violence, severe aggression and maliciousness are not traits we can easily associate with 12 and 13 year olds, creating nuisan...
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