Category : Criminal Defense

Woman Charged With Vehicular Homicide

Texting and driving do not mix. Driving requires keeping your eyes on the road and both hands on the steering wheel. You can't watch the road and handle the steering wheel when you text. A 19-year-old woman in Browersville, Michigan recently learned this lesson the hard way and now faces a year in jail. The Fergus Falls Journal recently reported that the suspect plead guilty to criminal vehicular homicide  and misdemeanor reckless driving for... Read More

Burglars Flee But Don’t Get Far

Luck ran very short for two San Anselmo burglars on the morning of August 26, according to an KGO-TV new story. Around 10 AM, police received a report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 100 block of Summit Road, according to a San Anselmo police captain. The suspects had fled the scene but were spotted heading toward San Rafael. The Dodge Charger they were driving collided with three other vehicles on Second Street. Police moved in and... Read More

Officer Sentenced in Car Racing Case

Car racing should be left to the pros. Even with their skills and training, professional car racers know the dangers of combining adrenaline and speed and that every race poses a risk of serious injury or worse. The risk for amateur car racers is even greater. A police officer in Aurora, Colorado was recently sentenced for participating in a car race in March. According to the The Denver Channel.com, the Aurora Sentinel recently reported that ... Read More

Robbery Suspect Sentenced to 20 Years

On September 11, 2008, two men forced their way into a house. One of them sprayed pepper spray into the eyes of the male occupant and then brutally beat him with a baseball beat, nearly killing him. The injury left the victim permanently disabled. It was all part of a robbery plot involving four people. All except one had already been sentenced for their roles in the crime. The remaining suspect was just recently sentenced in a district court. ... Read More

Coast Guard Officer Faces Burglary Charges

A confrontation with police officers can only end one of two ways: you get arrested or you get hurt--neither of which are good.  A Coast Guard officer in Ketchikan, Alaska recently learned this lesson the hard way, according to a recent Navy Times article. The officer was arrested on August 5 after police received reports of someone trying to break into a condominium. Police arrived on the scene to find the officer holding a broom. He  was o... Read More

Burglary Suspect Unwittingly Targets Sheriff’s House

Some burglars simply are not cut out for it, as was the case of an unfortunate fellow in Winona, Minnesota. A recent article on Chron.com reported that suspect didn't notice the sheriff's squad car parked outside of the house he decided to rob. A Winona County Sheriff got a call from his wife, who told him that someone was trying to break into their house. The sheriff rushed home to find an intruder reaching through a broken glass door and att... Read More

Teen’s Hoax Results in Charges

The abduction of a loved one is a devastating ordeal for both the victim and his or her family. Authorities in Aurora, Colorado are left wondering why one 15-year-old girl staged her own and led police on a 5-day search for whom they believed was an abduction victim. The Denver Post recently reported that the teen, who had been staying at a hotel, had been missing since September 17. On that day, she called 911 and then called her mother and t... Read More

Teen’s Plot to Attack School Thwarted by Police

The 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado was a horrific tragedy that gripped an entire nation in disbelief and sorrow for the victims and their families. A recent story on the Today News website reported that a Tampa high school teen hoped to outdo the teens who were involved in the Columbine incident, but fortunately police stopped him before he could carry out his deadly plot. Tampa Police arrested the teen after receiving a ti... Read More

Prank Goes Awry and Teens Face Charges

Few teenagers haven't pulled a prank or two in their lives, but sometimes a prank can have serious life-changing consequences. Three or four Wisconsin teens are going to need a real good criminal defense attorney once police catch up with them. According to a recent Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel story, juveniles throwing water-filled cups onto drivers from a highway bridge are being blamed for a four-vehicle crash that involved a pickup tr... Read More

Woman Arrested for Parental Kidnapping

A Holland, Michigan woman was recently arrested in Colorado after leaving Michigan with her children in July. A recent WSBT Fox 17 story reported that the woman was taken into custody in Colorado Springs and her two children, ages 10 and 11, returned to the father, whom has primary custody. The children were unharmed. The children were staying with the suspect for the summer, per a court order, and were to be returned to their father on July 2... Read More

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