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"Catch Me If You Can" Teen Sentenced

It seemed like more of a movie storyline than something out of the headlines.   A Florida teen charged with two counts of practicing medicine without a license. As interesting as the headline is, the story is even more so. Mathew Schei...
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Massachusetts Three Strikes Act-- Overdoses

One who overdoses or helps one who overdoses may be exempt from prosecution for possession of an illegal controlled substance. Under G.L.c. 94C§34A, “(a) A person who, in good faith, seeks medical assistance for someone experiencing a...
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Scandal at Massachusetts State Drug Lab

There is a state lab chemist under investigation in the Massachusetts. She had been employed at the state lab between the years 2003-2012. She carried a heftier workload than other chemists at the lab, but is alleged to have tamp...
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Don't Talk To The Police!

  It happened again.  A person called me to ask if he needed a lawyer.  He explained that he did nothing wrong, but a detective wanted to talk to him about a crime.  He did like most people would do and went to the polic...
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What to Do and Not to Do if Stopped for Drunk Driving

Do not flunk the attitude test; be civil and polite, because being otherwise will never help you, and it will generally always hurt you in the eyes of the jury and judge.  Remember that much of what goes on in the criminal justice syst...
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Washington DC Council Member Proposes Task Force to Lower Traffic Violation F...

In Washington DC, a councilmember is proposing a task force that will be dedicated purely to determining ways to lower fines for traffic violations.  According to councilmember Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), he will soon establish a task force th...
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Unlicensed Cosmetic Surgeon Charged with Manslaughter in Patient Death

An unlicensed cosmetic surgeon who injected a questionable mix of chemicals into the body of a woman, who wanted buttock implants, has been charged with manslaughter.  Oneal Ron Morris delivered the deadly chemical cocktail to Shatarka...
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Opening Statements Expected in Drew Peterson Murder Trial

Opening statements are soon expected to be made in the trial of Drew Peterson, who is on trial on the murder of his 3rd wife.  The trial comes 5 years after his fourth wife went missing.  Her disappearance ultimately raised murder sus...
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Illinois Expands RICO Laws to Include Dog Fighting Crimes

Illinois recently became one of the few states in the country that makes dog fighting punishable under RICO laws, which are typically used to target organized crime.  In this state, dog fighting is now a crime that is subject to much stiff...
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Memorabilia Company Faces Fraud Charges

A memorabilia company that sold celebrity memorabilia even though there were doubts about the authenticity of some of these items is under investigation by federal prosecutors.  The memorabilia was auctioned by Mastro Auctions, a successfu...
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