Category Archive: Criminal Law

Feb 11

Does the Trust Act Actually Protect the Detained?

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Yes, the new law is already protecting immigrants who are suspects of crimes.  I recently had the pleasure of seeing the act in action this past week with my own client.  We anticipated that the Sheriffs of San Mateo Maguire Jail would transfer my client to immigration custody since had an immigration hold.  This was …

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Mar 19

Is Blade Runner’s killing lawful or unlawful?

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Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter, is being accused by prosecutors of premeditated murder of a model name Reeva Steencamp.  His defense?  Mr. Pistorius did not intend to kill his girlfriend; rather, he thought there was an intruder. For a case that has just began, I am surprised by how much evidence …

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Feb 28

What does a dismissal mean for you?

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Today I had the good fortune to hear the Judge tell my client the good news- that her case was dismissed!  My client was facing felony charges for auto-theft and receiving stolen property.  The dismissal was due to a motion by the District Attorney (“D.A.”), which means the D.A. was admitting to the Court that …

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Dec 24

Rihanna Calls The Police On Unwanted Visitor

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The police were called today to a Barbados property where Rihanna was staying for the Christmas holiday.  An unwanted visitor was seen wandering onto her private, beach front residence.  When the police arrived, the man was gone. If the police had arrived in time, what would this unwanted visitor be charged with under the law? …

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Jun 29

Insult to Injury

My law school runs a program called the Innocence Project, which aims to release inmates from prison who have been wrongly convicted. Among the many people that the Innocence Project has freed is a man by the name of Timothy Akins in 2007.   What most people do not realize is that the battle for innocence …

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