With Super Bowl weekend approaching, outside of “deflategate’ everything seems to be going well for the NFL as the end to the 2014-2015 inches closer. However, it was a tough year for the league from a criminal standpoint. We’ve had three huge cases that ultimately have changed athletes careers, probably forever. I’m talking about former… Continue reading NFL Takes a Stand Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
14 Charged Over Deadly Meningitis Outbreak in 2012
Fourteen people are currently facing federal criminal charges due to a 2012 meningitis outbreak that has killed 64 people nationwide. The people indicted include pharmacists, co-founders, and pharmacy technicians from the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts. These people are accused of not following proper safety protocols, and in many cases, acting with willful disregard of the risks… Continue reading 14 Charged Over Deadly Meningitis Outbreak in 2012
Legal Definitions: Assault and Battery
Please note: This blog post does not constitute legal advice. For legal advice, please do contact a licensed attorney. I can be reached for a free consultation at 214-702-CARL(2275) or 469.2000(DWI). Thanks, Carl Ceder Assault and battery can often conjure up images of a typical fight or brawl, and some states even combine the two… Continue reading Legal Definitions: Assault and Battery
Calif. Couple Busted Over Alleged Pot Sales on Silk Road 2.0
By Brett Snider, Esq. A California couple has been charged for an alleged conspiracy to make and distribute pot on the recent incarnation of a black-market website, Silk Road 2.0. David Schell, 54, and Teri Schell, 59, of Durham, were indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday for conspiracy to make and distribute marijuana… Continue reading Calif. Couple Busted Over Alleged Pot Sales on Silk Road 2.0
Man Gets 43 Years in Prison for Child Support Murder
By Brett Snider, Esq. A Virginia man has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for killing the mother of his two children over the prospect of paying child support. Brandon W. Thomas, 28, stood before Judge Harold W. Burgess on Wednesday for sentencing on first-degree murder and felony firearm convictions. According to the Richmond… Continue reading Man Gets 43 Years in Prison for Child Support Murder
What Makes a DUI a Felony?
By Daniel Taylor, Esq. Anytime you’re cited for driving under the influence, you face potentially stiff criminal penalties as well as restrictions on your ability to drive. A DUI offense is generally a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine and potentially imprisonment in county jail for up to one year — but typically less. However, under… Continue reading What Makes a DUI a Felony?
Can You Choose Not to Have a Jury Trial?
By Brett Snider, Esq. Americans have the right to a jury trial when accused of serious offenses under the Sixth Amendment, but can you choose to waive those rights? A jury of your peers can be between six and a dozen persons with no guarantee of legal background, while a trial by judge places your… Continue reading Can You Choose Not to Have a Jury Trial?
Man Answers Boy’s Craigslist Ad for Sex; Gets 12 Years in Prison
By Daniel Taylor, Esq. A Florida man was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison after answering a teenage boy’s Craigslist ad seeking “adult companionship” and engaging in sexual activity with the teen. 50-year-old Brian Keith Dunn of Coral Springs pleaded guilty to coercing or enticing a minor into engaging in sexual activity, reports… Continue reading Man Answers Boy’s Craigslist Ad for Sex; Gets 12 Years in Prison
Can You Get Married in Jail, Prison?
By Brett Snider, Esq. In addition to being a time-honored institution, marriage has been a hard-won civil right in America. So can inmates in jail or prison take part in the legal sanctity of marriage? Good news for jail birds and love birds: In most cases, it is possible for prisoners to legally marry their… Continue reading Can You Get Married in Jail, Prison?
What to Do When a Loved One Goes Missing?
By Daniel Taylor, Esq. Even in the age of constant communication and GPS, tens of thousands of people go missing in the United States every year. According to FBI statistics, in 2013 there were more than 627,000 missing persons reports entered into the National Crime Information Center’s Missing Person File. This database contains records for… Continue reading What to Do When a Loved One Goes Missing?