Judge Denies Delay in Trayvon Martin Case

Zimmerman’s Lawyer, in Trayvon Martin Case, Asks for Extension – Judge Denies Request On what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 18th birthday, Judge Debra Nelson denied the defense’s request to delay the trial until November. The trial is currently scheduled to begin on June 10th. Last year, George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer at the … [Read more...]

Not Enough Evidence to Convict Woman on South Carolina Criminal Charges

Alicia Johnson was arrested in September for fatally stabbing a man at her Rock Hill apartment, but a judge now says that there is not enough evidence to convict her of murder. 40-year-old Johnson alleges that she did not know 54-year-old Anthony Davis would die after she stabbed him. She said she stabbed him with a pair of scissors in … [Read more...]

Violence in 5 Points: Real, or Over-Hyped?

South Carolina Criminal Procedures - 5 Points' Night Life and Criminal Activity Reports from 5 Points patrons and business owners say that crime in 5 Points – a popular nightlife destination in Columbia, SC – is up. According to police statistics, however, crime is actually down 14%, thanks to South Carolina criminal procedures. Patrons and … [Read more...]

Irish Cannoli Thief Avoids Conviction on Criminal Charges

Robert McTernan, a 25-year-old tourist from Ireland, admitted on Monday that there was sufficient evidence against him for the Boston Municipal Court jury to find him guilty of larceny. The man was arrested for stealing two ricotta cheese cannoli pastries, valued at $5, from Bova’s Bakery at 3 AM the previous Thursday. Allegedly, he had a large … [Read more...]

North Carolina Expungement Law Allows Broader Policies

A bill signed into law in July allows former convicted felons in North Carolina to expunge their records. Expunging criminal records is important, because it helps those with criminal records, or even just charges against them, find work more easily. Teri Schultz, branch manager for Cape Fear Staffing, told that her company has had … [Read more...]

Beef Jerky Bandit: What a Jerk!

According to the Huff Post, the bandit’s profile includes a love for dried meat,  is a master of disguise, and drives a convertible. A surveillance video shows the wig-wearing Beef Jerky Bandit smashing into Mike’s Jerky in Albuquerque, NM and leaving with some of Mike’s product. In the surveillance video the suspects pulls up to Mike’s Jerky on … [Read more...]

Violent Crime Rate Down For 5th Straight Year Across the Nation

South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers The United States is known as many things, one of those being the most violent and dangerous countries in the world.  However, according to a new report released by the FBI earlier this week, the U.S. has almost never been a safer place to live. The FBI stated in their report on June 18 that violent crime … [Read more...]

Woman Charged with Battery for Throwing Cupcakes at Husband

South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys The Chicago Tribune is reporting that over the weekend, 56-year-old Arturo Montesdeoca of Chicago got into a fight with his 60-year-old wife Dawn.  They started yelling at each other, then the domestic dispute escalated and became physical. Dawn grabbed a box of cupcakes and viciously started throwing … [Read more...]

Former Disney Singer gets DUI

Shelby Cobra, lead singer of the now-defunct Disney girl band KSM, was arrested early Friday morning for driving under the influence -- and according to our sources ... her blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. Did we mention she's only 18? Celebrity News Site TMZ is reporting  Cobra whose real name is Shelby Spalione, was seen in … [Read more...]

Braylon Edwards Will Not be Suspended for DUI

California – The NFL informed the San Francisco 49ers yesterday that wide receiver Braylon Edwards will not be suspended for a DUI arrest that occurred a year ago when he was a member of the New York Jets. Edwards, who pleaded guilty to the charges in July.  He was also fined $50,000 for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Edwards, who … [Read more...]

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