Category Archives: Criminal Defense Law

How computers are predicting crime – and potentially impacting your future

For about eight years, Philadelphia’s probation and parole department has used a computer algorithm to rate the riskiness of nearly every offender it oversees. But officials there won’t say what factors the tool weighs, raising questions about transparency. The city plans to create a similar risk assessment tool for use in bail decisions. – Tricia L. Nadolny, Philadelphia Inquirer and Continue Reading...

Is Ignorance of the Law a Real Defense? – New Hampshire Magazine – October 2017

Claiming you didn’t know the law may not protect you.Source: www.nhmagazine.com   Is Ignorance of the Law a Real Defense?A knowledgeable citizenry is the foundation of a civilized democracy. Without it, the community can’t make wise decisions and weigh the individual or collective consequences of their choices. Laws are designed to conform to a widely agreeable community standard and scare into Continue Reading...

16-year-old killed, 1 injured in Miami shooting

A 16-year-old who was shot multiple times Tuesday night in Miami has died. Source: www.local10.com   16-year-old killed, 1 injured in Miami shootingMIAMI – A 16-year-old who was shot multiple times Tuesday night in Miami has died, police said. The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. near Northwest 17th Avenue and Northwest 31st Street. “It breaks my heart because I have grandchildren, great grandchildren, and it’s a life,” Elsie Continue Reading...

‘We hope it will be over’: Retrial to begin in ’79 Patz case

Source: www.philly.com  ‘We hope it will be over’: Retrial to begin in ’79 Patz case by JENNIFER PELTZ, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) – It took nearly four decades to find and try a suspect in the haunting disappearance of first-grader Etan Patz. The trial itself spanned three months of testimony and 18 days of deliberations before a jury finally Continue Reading...

3 teens hurt in Miami Gardens shooting – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Three teenagers were transported to the hospital after a shooting erupted in Miami Gardens, Thursday afternoon.According to Miami Gardens Police, the shooting took place at around 1:30 p.m., in broad daylight, along Northwest 46th Avenue and Northwest 191st Terrace.Once officials arrived to the scene, the subject responsible had fled. It is unclear whether the subject got away in a vehicle Continue Reading...

Police sergeant found guilty after stealing gasoline – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Police sergeant found guilty after stealing gasolineA jury found a Miami-Dade Police sergeant guilty, Wednesday, for stealing gasoline intended only for use in his police cruiser.Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Emil Lugo was convicted of stealing the gas and using it to fill up his wife’s car.Lugo will remain out of jail while he awaits sentencing, which could result in as much Continue Reading...

Day care closed after child dies in hot van – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Parents have been showing up to the Vision for Life Academy day care center Thursday morning, only to turn back around. A “closed” sign posted on the door, just a day after a 2-year-old boy died, after he was found unresponsive inside a van in Miami.An official from the Department of Children and Families was seen Thursday, talking with the Continue Reading...

Report: Florida woman made bomb threat to halt man’s urine test – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Report: Florida woman made bomb threat to halt man’s urine testWINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida woman made a bomb threat in an attempt to keep her boyfriend from submitting a urine sample at a probation office.Winter Haven police say 31-year-old Deniz Martinez called 911 on Tuesday, saying a man outside the office was going to “blow Continue Reading...

Detectives: Suspect in Florida mosque fire confessed – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

Detectives: Suspect in Florida mosque fire confessedFORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who posted anti-Islamic rants online confessed to setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended, and said he was embarrassed by the crime, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday.St. Lucie County sheriff’s detectives wrote in the affidavit that after Joseph Michael Schreiber Continue Reading...
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