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STATE OF KANSAS v. RASHAUDE ALI WOODLEY

Rashaude Woodley appeals the district court's decision to revoke his probation and send him to prison to serve his 20-month sentence for felony cocaine possession. Woodley argues that the court should have first ordered him to serve a limited amount of jail time—what's known as an intermediate sanction—before revoking the probation and sending him to prison.

The district court generall... More...
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United States of America v. Lywayne Marquis Scott Eastern District of Missouri Federal Courthouse - St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis, MO - Felon in Prison Pleads Guilty to Possessing Heroin

Lywayne Marquis Scott, 35, of St. Louis, pled guilty to two counts – one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. He appeared in federal court on Wednesday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey.

According to court documents, prior to Octo... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. KING MOUNTAIN TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.

In 2006 the late Delbert Wheeler, Sr., a lifelong-enrolled member of the Yakama Nation in Washington State, purchased “80 acres of trust property . . . from the Yakama Nation Land Enterprise, the agency of the Yakama Nation which is charged with overseeing the maintenance of real property held in trust by the United States for the benefit of the Yakama Nation and its members.” Wheeler then opened... More...   $0 (08-17-2018 - WA)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA –v.– MERLIN ALSTON

Alston worked as a New York City police officer from 2006 until his arrest in July 2   2015. A few years into his law enforcement career, however, he began serving as an 3   armed driver for his childhood friend, Gabriel Reyes, who sold marijuana, cocaine, and 4   MDMA. Alston knew that Reyes was dealing drugs, but he never reported Reyes to 5   authorities or encouraged Reyes to stop. To the cont... More...   $0 (08-16-2018 - NY)

STATE OF NEW JERSEY v. KEITH HARRIS

In the fall of 2013, defendant began work as a civilian institutional trade instructor at NJSP. He trained and monitored inmates in food preparation. Roughly eight months before he started, the Department of Corrections banned tobacco from the State's prison system. A black market emerged, as inmates were willing to pay a premium to obtain tobacco products.

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COMMONWEALTH vs. EDWARD GALARZA

The jury could have found the following facts. On September 15, 2015, at approximately 1:50 A.M., State police Trooper Matthew Stone was on patrol in a marked sport utility vehicle on Armory Street in Springfield, a high crime area. Stone saw a pickup truck traveling in excess of the posted speed limit. As Stone increased his speed to catch up with the pickup truck, the truck rapidly slowed d... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - MA)

STATE OF OHIO - vs - NORMAN E. MOORE

On April 4, 2017, Jane Doe, a minor, reported to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office that Moore, who at that time was her stepfather, had sexually assaulted her the previous day, April 3, 2017, by pulling up her shirt and "messing" with her breasts. The following day, April 5, 2017, Jane met with Sergeant E.A. Ward with the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, during which Jane provided Sergeant ... More...   $0 (08-15-2018 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Londale J. Campbell

Columbus Division of Police Officer Kevin George testified at the suppression hearing that he is a 17-year veteran of the Columbus Police Department ("CPD"), and he has spent the last six years on a Community Response Team conducting foot and vehicle patrol duties throughout the various police precincts in the Columbus area. At No. 17AP-713 2 approximately 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2014, G... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - OH)

Bryan Manning v. Donald Caldwell Western District of Virginia Federal Courthouse - Roanoke, Virginia

Virginia law criminalizes the possession, purchase, or consumption of alcohol by someone who has been interdicted by a Virginia court. Interdiction is a civil order designating that a person is a “habitual drunkard” or has been convicted of driving while intoxicated. In this case, a group of homeless people suffering from alcoholism challenged the constitutionality of Virginia’s interdiction statu... More...   $0 (08-14-2018 - VA)

Tavis Ray Crittendon v. State of Indiana

In the early-morning hours of January 25, 2016, Acacia Frye called 911 when she found Crittendon, her live-in boyfriend, unresponsive with blue lips. Acacia “immediately recognize[d] it as a [h]eroin overdose” and started administering CPR. Tr. p. 36. [3] When Deputy Christopher Francis with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the Warsaw house, medics were working on Crit... More...   $0 (08-13-2018 - IN)

The State of Texas v. Ramiro Garcia Lopez Jr.

Gilberto Garces was found dead of apparent gunshot wounds around 7:30 p.m. on April 6, 2016. Garces’s body was located in a rural area of Mercedes; his hands were bound with electrical wire.1 A search warrant was issued April 8, 2016, for Mid-Valley Tire Shop seeking: any and all firearms, any and all unknown make and caliber ammunition and/or spent casings, projectiles, and/or shrapnel, an... More...   $0 (08-11-2018 - TX)

Michael David Holley v. The State of Texas

At trial, Emily Howard, Holley’s granddaughter, testified that Holley showed her 1
images of nude women on a silver computer multiple times when she was around 12 or 13 years
old. She also testified that Holley told her, “If you give me a blow job, I’ll treat you like an adult,
or something along those lines.” Emily further testified that, on one occasion, she was riding on a
gol... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. JESSICA V. COX

In Reno County District Court case No. 14CR351, the State charged Cox with trafficking contraband—methamphetamine—in the jail. About a year later, in Reno County District Court case No. 15CR424, the State charged Cox with felony theft from Walmart. Although the complaint is not included in the record, the State also charged Cox in Reno County District Court case No. 15CR386 with possession of mari... More...   $0 (08-10-2018 - KS)

Araceli Rodriguez v. Lonnie Swartz, Agent of the U.S. Boarder Patrol Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A U.S. Border Patrol agent standing on American soil
shot and killed a teenage Mexican citizen who was walking
down a street in Mexico. We address whether that agent has

6 RODRIGUEZ V. SWARTZ

qualified immunity and whether he can be sued for violating
the Fourth Amendment. Based on the facts alleged in the
complaint, we hold that the agent violated a clearly
e... More...
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RACHEAL GOULD v. STATE OF FLORIDA

Appellant, Racheal Gould, appeals her convictions for conspiring to traffic and
trafficking in twenty-eight grams or more of cocaine. She argues that the court erred by
(1) denying her motion for judgment of acquittal as there was insufficient evidence of a
conspiracy and (2) allowing speculative testimony from a police officer that interpreted
and explained her actions as con... More...
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STATE OF OHIO vs. ARION D. ANDREWS

In October 2016, Andrews was charged in a 16-count indictment. Counts 1-13 related to a shooting incident on March 8, 2016, and Counts 14-16 related to a shooting incident on April 27, 2016. Counts 1 and 16 charged him with the discharge of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises. Counts 2 and 3 charged him with the improper discharge of a firearm at or into a habitation or school. Cou... More...   $0 (08-05-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. RICARDO YOUNG

On July 31, 2016, at approximately 4:00 a.m., officers from the Third District of
the Cleveland Police Department were dispatched to the parking lot of Rally’s Drive-in
Restaurant (“Rally’s”) located at the three-way intersection of East 55th Street, Woodland
Avenue, and Kinsman Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. A male with a silver Chrysler was
reportedly standing in the Rally’s pa... More...
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William P. Stickrod v. State of Indiana

At 6:50 p.m. on December 17, 2016, Officer Grant Leroux of the Lafayette Police Department and other officers arrived at a house in Lafayette, Indiana. The house belonged to Stickrod’s mother, but Officer Leroux knew that Stickrod lived there. The officers were there to execute warrants to arrest Stickrod for failing to appear at court hearings in two criminal cases. ... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - IN)

State of Iowa v. Mejdil Ahmetovic

The following facts can be gleaned from the suppression record. Officer
Wilshusen is an officer in the Des Moines Police Department’s narcotics unit. On
June 3, 2016 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Wilshusen received information from a
confidential informant1 that Ahmetovic would be in a “black Volkswagen vehicle” in
a particular McDonald’s restaurant parking lot at approximately... More...
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U.S. Tobacco Cooperative, Inc. v. Big South Wholesale of Virginia, L.L.C. Eastern District of North Carolina Federal Courthouse - Raleigh, North Carolina

Defendants Jason Carpenter, Christopher Small, Big South Wholesale, LLC, and Big South Wholesale of Virginia, LLC, d/b/a Big Sky International, appeal the district judge’s order granting a motion to reconsider a predecessor district judge’s order which had granted Defendants’ petition to substitute the United States as a party defendant under the Westfall Act. See 28 U.S.C. § 2679(b). The Westfall... More...   $0 (08-04-2018 - NC)

Scott Lafette Simpson v. The State of Texas

Joshua Ward was standing with his bicycle on a rural Abilene road when a blue Jeep pulling a trailer drove up and stopped. Ward assumed the driver needed directions and walked toward the Jeep. As he approached, the driver, later identified as Appellant, started screaming at Ward, “You caused this s--t, mother f----r,” pulled a gun, pointed it at Ward, and then drove off. Ward’s wife drove up, a... More...   $0 (08-03-2018 - TX)

Kerry Gittens v. The State of Texas

On November 15, 2014, at approximately 8:30 p.m., David O’Neal, his brother Antwan
Jones, their cousin Denzel Ross, and Antwan’s three-year-old daughter were at their aunt’s house,
Lula McFadden. Lula’s son, Odell McFadden was also at the house. Antwan, Denzel, Odell, Lula,
and Antwan’s daughter were in the living room watching television and freestyling, or rapping,
when the... More...
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STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA v. DAVID LEONARD RANDLE, JR.,

On October 24, 2015, a group of young adults attended a party at a Sioux Falls condominium leased by Mason Mitzel. There was evidence that the partygoers were drinking and using marijuana and other illegal substances. [¶3.] At some point during the evening, an AK-47 owned by Mitzel was brought out amongst the partygoers. There was testimony that different individuals handled the AK-47. Several... More...   $0 (08-02-2018 - SD)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ELIJAH IVERSON

The present prosecution had its origin in a 911 call made by Iverson from
13 his apartment in the Town of Tonawanda, New York. In the course of ensuing
14 interviews by officers of the Tonawanda Police Department ("TPD"), narcotics and
15 drug distribution paraphernalia were discovered in Iverson's apartment; pursuant to
1 a subsequent search warrant, a firearm, ammunition, and o... More...
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COURTNEY PEYNADO vs STATE OF FLORIDA

Courtney Peynado appeals his withhold of adjudication and sentence for one count of possession of cocaine following a plea. We reverse because the evidence supporting the charge against Appellant was the result of an illegal search and seizure.

Appellant was arrested and charged with one count of possession of cocaine after police found crack cocaine in a food container held by Appell... More...
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