Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans Criminal Attorney’

Supreme Court Holds That a Warrant Is Required for Cell Phone Searches

Posted by admin on October 13th, 2014

  • The Supreme Court issued a unanimous, consolidated opinion in Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie (Nos. 13-132, 13-212), declining to extend the search incident to arrest exception in United States v. Robinson, 414 U.S. 218 (1973) “to searches of data on cell phones, and hold[ing] instead that officers must generally secure a warrant before conducting such a search.”

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Sentencing Commission Votes to Retroactively Apply Its Amendment to the Drug Guidelines

Posted by admin on October 13th, 2014

  • The Sentencing Commission voted to retroactively apply its guideline amendment reducing the offense levels in the drug quantity table by two levels. The Commission’s decision includes a requirement that reduced sentences cannot take effect until November 1, 2015.  Read the full text of the retroactivity amendment in this Reader-Friendly Version.  For more on the Commission’s decision, see this press release.

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Alabama couple charged with repeatedly raping a 17 year old relative because they wanted a baby

Posted by admin on August 26th, 2014

An Alabama couple has been charged with raping a 17-year-old relative multiple times in an attempt to force her into being a surrogate. Jeremy and Amanda Swann, both 29-year-old residents of Jones, about 40 miles northwest of Montgomery, were arrested on Thursday and have been charged with first-degree rape.  The couple was arraigned on Monday and ordered held on $500,000 bond each.

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Prosecution has hurdles in the Michael Brown shooting.

Posted by admin on August 26th, 2014

With the feds and the State both investigating the tragic shooting of Michael Brown, the prosecution has many legal hurdles to overcome.  The issue is one of probable cause and the experts are sharply divided.  Some believe that probable cause to charge the officer exists because the Brown was unarmed.  However, others think the officer may have a viable self-defense claim as the two were involved in an encounter that left the officer with a broken eye socket.  The issue becomes whether this encounter was enough to place officer in fear of his life.

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Fifteen-Year-Old Survivor of Houston Shooting Doing Well.

Posted by admin on July 13th, 2014

This is the heartbreaking story of a family of six shot in Houston by a deranged brother-in-law.  The lone survivor is a fifteen-year-old girl that says that her family is in a better place.  So sad.

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Daughter Sleeps Next to Mom’s Corpse for Three Years

Posted by admin on July 12th, 2014

In a New York City apartment a daughter with mental issues slept next to her mother’s dead, decomposing body for three years.  She also dressed up her body and placed her at the dinner table at meal time.

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