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A Hero?

(This is an actual event that occurred when I was a police officer, but I changed names and some identifying details to protect the not-so-innocent) 1,596 more words

Depression

Can a Criminal Attorney Interview the Victim of a Violent Crime?


The penalties for a conviction of a violent crime are often some of the harshest penalties available. One reason for this is the fact that most violent crimes involve a victim, unlike some other types of criminal offenses that are considered (arguably) to be “victimless” crimes. 36 more words

Police Sketch Of Wanted Criminal Looks Just Like Justin Bieber [PICS]

This man is wanted in connection with a violent robbery – and he looks A LOT like Justin Bieber! See the picture that the police released… 47 more words

Features

Lake Worth man gets 228-year break on sentence for violent home break-ins

A 23-year-old Lake Worth man, described by prosecutors as a member of a gang that perpetrated a “Category 5 hurricane of violence,” got 228 years shaved off his sentence last week. 238 more words

News

Padilla v. Kentucky: It's impact on Criminal & Immigration Law

In 2010, the court held in Padilla v. Kentucky that counsel’s failure to advise a criminal defendant of the deportation consequences of a guilty plea constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel. 307 more words

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