Category Archives: Criminal Defense Law

Man, woman shot in Miami

Source: www.local10.com  Man, woman shot in MiamiA man and a woman were shot Tuesday morning in the city of Miami, authorities said.The shooting was reported in the 5200 block of Northwest Sixth Avenue.“(Police) told me that I couldn’t come outside,” Xavier Slocum said. “They had cones all over my porch and blood was here on my porch.”  Miami police Officer Christopher Continue Reading...

Concerned Miami Beach residents seek to keep repeat criminals behind bars

Source: www.local10.com   Concerned Miami Beach residents seek to keep repeat criminals behind barsMIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Concerned Miami Beach citizens are doing their part to stop the revolving door of repeat criminals who they say are set free from jail only to commit more crimes once they are back on the streets.Dwayne Bunyan was recently arrested after a fight was Continue Reading...

Florida Supreme Court rules civil judges must rule on self-defense claims | Miami Herald

The Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that a Stand-Your-Ground ruling of “immunity” in criminal court does not automatically carry over to civil court.Source: www.miamiherald.com  Stand Your Ground may protect you from criminal charges – but not lawsuitsBeating a criminal rap thanks to Florida’s controversial Stand-Your-Ground law doesn’t automatically shield you from civil lawsuits.That was the decision Thursday by the Florida Continue Reading...

Double murder trial: PPB detective is state’s final witness

The jury hearing evidence in a double murder trial is now on a 6-day recess as the defense team prepares to present its self-defense case.Source: www.koin.com Double murder trial: PPB detective is state’s final witnessPORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The jury hearing evidence in a double murder trial is now on a 6-day recess as the defense team prepares to present Continue Reading...

Harvey Weinstein Could Be Criminally Charged Over 2004 Rape Claim – But Probably Won’t Be

Attorney tells TheWrap that, while a case could “arguably” be brought against Harvey Weinstein, his accuser accuser has “a lot of explaining to do”Source: www.thewrap.com   Harvey Weinstein Could Be Criminally Charged Over 2004 Rape Claim – But Probably Won’t BeHarvey Weinstein could face criminal charges over accusations made by at least one of the women who accused the disgraced mogul Continue Reading...

When Criminal Defense Cases and Personal Injury Claims Collide! | Barry P. Goldberg, A Professional Law Corporation – JDSupra

Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is fortunate to associate with top legal and financial professionals. The question often arises about what happens when there…Source: www.jdsupra.com   When Criminal Defense Cases and Personal Injury Claims Collide!Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is fortunate to associate with top legal and financial professionals.  The question often arises about what Continue Reading...

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...
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