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After Signing a Plea Deal, Barrett Brown Could Leave Prison This Year     Written by DANIEL STUCKEY @danstuckeydaniel@motherboard.tv April 4, 2014 // 12:20 AM CET       Illustration by Dell Cameron On Monday, US Attorney Sarah Saldaña filed a superseding indictment in the government’s case against Barrett Brown. “It’s conceivable,” attorney Jay Leiderman told me yesterday, […]

The trial court did not err by failing to conduct a Kelly hearing on the reliability of fingerprint evidence.  Defendant argued the trial court erred when it admitted fingerprint evidence connecting him to the crimes because the scientific community has rejected the reliability of fingerprint evidence. However, fingerprint evidence is not subject to a Kelly […]

Failure-to-Recall Instruction At defendant’s competency trial, all the experts agreed that defendant appeared to suffer from impaired memory. Therefore, at the prosecution’s request, the jury was instructed: “The inability to recall facts or information does not in and of itself render a defendant incompetent to stand trial; however, it is a factor to be considered […]

Sentenced to community service for flatulence … but what is the crime? THE FLATULENCE WAS TOO GREAT TO WITHSTAND: WOMAN BANNED FOR LIFE ON BRADFORD BUSES A flatulent woman has received a lifetime ban from a Bradford bus company after repeatedly breaking wind in their vehicles. On one occasion a driver was physically sick. Some […]

Avoid the pitfalls of hiring the wrong attorney; learn how to hire a great criminal defense lawyer Encountering the criminal justice system can be one of the most challenging and stressful periods of your life.  Selecting the right criminal defense lawyer for yourself or a friend or family member can be one of the most […]