Posts filed under: Criminal

It Wasn’t Really a “Light” sentence in the Brock Turner Rape Case

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is facing a mounting angry public over his “light” sentence for Stanford University student, Brock Turner for having raped an unconscious college student. According to the New York Times, Judge Persky received threats against...
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Top Ten Police Officer Lies That Get People To Talk

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Flavor Flav Faces DUI charges: The Danger of Media Character Assassination

In the 1980’s Flavor Flav enjoyed wealth and fame as a rapper. Nowadays, if you believe internet gossip articles, not only is he a DUI defendant, but he’s broke, washed up, and blew his millions on a cocaine habit. Who...
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Friend of the Boston Bombers Gets Four Years’ Federal Prison for Clearing His PC Browser History–Are You Next?

Last week I posted an article on my Facebook business page, www.facebook.com/your1stdefense, about a recent news item. Khairullozhori Matanov, a 24-year-old cabbie, had had dinner with the bombers the night before, and had deleted his browser history after he went...
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Michael Phelps’ DUI/ Driving Under the Influence Punishment is Too Excessive

The most decorated Olympian, EVER (with 22 gold medals), Michael Phelps got a DUI recently, and suffered a 6 months’ suspension from his professional job, at USA Swimming. He loses his monthly stipend. He will no longer be on the...
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Jury Nullification: David Barajas commits murder and gets away with it?

It was recently reported that a Texas man, David Barajas, had recently been tried for murder, and found NOT GUILTY of shooting to death the DUI (drunk driver) driver who ran into and killed two of his sons on a...
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It is perfectly legal to film, photograph, and record the police in public when they are working

The Huffington Post yesterday published an article about the public’s right to film, photograph and record the police while they work in public. Apparently, many people don’t know about this right, including police officers themselves. In fact, the NY police...
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Accused Teacher’s Defense Attorney Calls Sex Abuser Charges a “Witch Hunt”–It’s Over the Top

Last week Concord Teacher Joseph Martin’s defense attorney compared the criminal child sexual abuse charges to the Salem Witch trials. Of course, his defense attorney is putting on an aggressive, spirited defense, and I admire that. By all accounts, no...
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Mistake for accused child molester to take the stand

The trial of accused child molester, Concord school teacher, Joseph Martin, is coming close to the end. The prosecution has evidence they have presented to the jury that the teacher: had searches on his home computer for “child porn,” confided...
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Video: 3 Mistakes That Punish You in Criminal Court

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