Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jacqueline Hogan Scola Tuesday sentenced Ramon Puentes Jr. to the long prison term after he was accused of engaging in further criminal activity while waiting to serve a reduced sentence he received for his role in stealing millions of gallons of jet fuel, The Miami Herald reported.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The absolute worst case is when a person loses their life. Negligence is something you can pursue in court. No one should have to pay for someone else's mistake, especially if it results in bodily harm. That is why so many people turn to a Seattle personal injury lawyer if they have been injured or have had a family member killed due to the fault of another.
When you sit down with a personal injury lawyer, he or she is going to need some information from you in order to review your claim. If it was an auto accident or a motorcycle accident in Seattle, then the attorney is going to need a copy of the police report. The police report will show the details of the accident and will also include any witness statements. It will also list who was at fault for the accident. In some cases both parties are at fault and are cited.
Once fault has been issued, the police officer will ensure that both parties exchange insurance and personal information. Your personal injury attorney will need to have a copy of all the information that was given to you at the scene of the accident. If you or a loved one had to be taken to the hospital, then the attorney will need the ambulance and hospital records as well.
From this point it becomes a matter of determining how much negligence was your fault and how much was the other party's fault. Laws have been set up in many states that assign a certain percentage of negligence. The amount of negligence assigned will often determine the monetary amount of compensation that you receive.
The most important factor when winning personal injury cases is the proper documentation. Make sure you keep a copy of everything that is given to you. That way when your personal injury lawyer is in contact with the other party and his/her insurance company, the attorney has a firm ground to stand on when it comes to asking for a certain amount of money for damages. If the amount the other attorney offers is too low and they will not negotiate, your case could end up in court where a judge will make the final decision.
Friday, March 20, 2009
An agent of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement seized 14 counterfeit purses and four counterfeit wallets from the store. Patel was arrested, the affidavit says, after the ICE agent determined that he had provided a false identification document to conceal the fact that he was illegally present in the United States.
According to a saint louis immigration attorney, If convicted, Navin Chandra Patel could face up to ten years in prison and/or a $2,000 fine.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, July 28, 2008
"Breaking Barriers"- Women in Police Services: Misuse of Internet Facility in the Prisons
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sharon Rocha, Laci Peterson's mother, appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live" Thursday to talk about his Web site and what she thinks of her former son-in-law.Scott Peterson was convicted November 12, 2004, for the deaths of his wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn child. He may be locked up in San Quentin State Prison and facing the death penalty, but he is not cut off from the outside world.
Friday, June 27, 2008
In a 5-4 vote, the court said the Louisiana law allowing the death penalty to be imposed in such cases violates the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
"The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion. His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.
There has not been an execution in the United States for a crime that did not also involve the death of the victim in 44 years.
Patrick Kennedy, 43, was sentenced to death for the rape of his 8-year-old stepdaughter in Louisiana. He is one of two people in the United States, both in Louisiana, who have been condemned to death for a rape that was not also accompanied by a killing.
The Supreme Court banned executions for rape in 1977 in a case in which the victim was an adult woman.
Forty-five states ban the death penalty for any kind of rape, and the other five states allow it for child rapists. Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas allow executions in such cases if the defendant had previously been convicted of raping a child.
The court struggled over how to apply standards laid out in decisions barring executions for the mentally retarded and people younger than 18 when they committed murder. In those cases, the court cited trends in the states away from capital punishment.
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Court spokesman Allan Parachini stressed afterward that the answers given by Spears and parenting coach Lisa Hacker were not considered testimony.
Spears' behavior was "very businesslike," Parachini said.
The 26-year-old pop princess, wearing a white short-sleeve top and capri pants with pockets down the sides, left court without comment. Federline, in a gray suit, also did not comment as he left.
Months of bizarre behavior by Spears culminated early this year with two hospitalizations. Federline was given full custody of their two little boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James, and Spears' visitation rights were suspended.
But Spears has appeared stable recently, and her visitation rights have been gradually restored. She remains under the conservatorship of her father, James Spears, and her estate is under the conservatorship of her father and an attorney.
A status conference in the custody case is set for July 15.
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Friday, June 20, 2008
The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles supreme court is the second time Phil Spector has sued his former attorney Robert Shapiro. Spector claims that attorney robert cheated him and used their relationship to enrich himself. Shapiro denies all claims by Spector.