Private Prisons Turning Incarceration into Lucrative Business

After decades of tough criminal justice policies, states have been struggling with crowded prisons that are exceeding budgets. In response to those pressures, New Jersey has become the leader in a national effort to save money by redirecting inmates to privately run halfway houses instead of prisons. However, this new idea meant to save the state … [Read more...]

Tax Masters Files Chapter 11

Chapter 11 bankruptcy has been filed by a prominent financial advice firm. Tax Masters filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy papers after suffering loses up to $10 million. The documents filed at the federal court house show the company has less than $50,000 in assets, but still owes money to as many as 5,000 people. The bankruptcy isn’t the only legal … [Read more...]

Former SC Trooper Sentenced to 5 Years on Drug Charges

South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Former South Carolina state trooper Kurt Steffen admitted to transporting marijuana in his patrol vehicle and was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday. United States Attorney Bill Nettles said that Steffen, 30, of Summerville was charged and sentenced for manufacturing and possessing with intent to … [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...]

SC Man Charged With 6 DUIs In a Year

A Greenville County man was allowed to remain out on bond, after being charged with driving under the influence six times in the Upstate. Prosecutors said all of the charges against Warren Brooks are considered "first-offense" because none of them have been resolved in court yet and, therefore, there are no DUI convictions. Brooks received his … [Read more...]

SC Woman Faces 60 Separate Animal Cruelty Charges

Easley Woman Running Animal Shelter Arrested and Charged with 60 Counts of Animal Cruelty A woman who runs an animal shelter in Easley, SC has been arrested and charged with 60 counts of animal cruelty, plus one count of possession of a controlled substance. Debra Sheridan runs the Golden S Rescue, and has been charged with animal cruelty before. … [Read more...]

With database’s help, prisoners exonerated, but little other aid is available

A program from the University of Michigan Law School and the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of law has created a database to register exonerations across the country – it is aptly named the National Registry of Exonerations. According to a recent article on CNN, 2,000 people have been exonerated in the past 23 … [Read more...]

Former District Attorney in OJ Simpson Criminal Trial Accuses Defense of Tampering

On Thursday September 6th, former Los Angeles District Attorney Christopher Darden accused Simpson’s late defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran of “manipulating” the glove that acquitted Simpson of murder. Cochran passed away in 2005. In 1995, OJ Simpson was charged with double homicide, of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald … [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...]

Man Charged with DUI In Taco Bell Drive Thru

Last week, Palm City, Florida resident Matthew Falkner went through the drive thru late at night. However, he was allegedly extremely drunk and passed out in the line after he got his food.  Thankfully his truck was in park, but his foot got stuck on the gas. The truck, just sitting there, was revving for a long time and started to smoke. The … [Read more...]

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