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  • International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

    International Criminal Court to probe abuses in Venezuela

    Criminal Law 11/09/2021

    The International Criminal Court is opening a formal investigation into allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings committed by Venezuelan security forces under President Nicolás Maduro’s rule, the first time a country in Latin Am...

  • Video: Officer shoots Illinois inmate after struggle for gun

    Video: Officer shoots Illinois inmate after struggle for gun

    Criminal Law 11/01/2021

    Illinois State Police have released video footage showing a tense scene involving an inmate’s attack on a correctional officer at a courthouse and another officer firing his weapon at the inmate and injuring him. Authorities said 55-year-old Fr...

  • Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Maryland’s highest court reviewing teen sniper’s life term

    Criminal Law 08/27/2021

    Maryland’s highest court has agreed to take up the case of Lee Boyd Malvo, who is serving life in prison for his role in the 2002 sniper spree that terrorized the Washington, D.C., region. Malvo’s lawyers argue that his punishment goes ag...

  • US moves to cut backlog of asylum cases at US-Mexico border

    US moves to cut backlog of asylum cases at US-Mexico border

    Criminal Law 08/20/2021

    The Biden administration on Wednesday proposed changing how asylum claims are handled, aiming to reduce a huge backlog of cases from the U.S.-Mexico border that has left people waiting years to find out whether they will be allowed to stay in America...

  • 40-year sentence upheld for man who killed his roommate

    40-year sentence upheld for man who killed his roommate

    Criminal Law 07/24/2021

    Maine’s supreme court has upheld a 40-year prison sentence imposed on a man who killed his roommate in Old Orchard Beach. Dustan Bentley pleaded guilty to murder in the death of 65-year-old William Popplewell, who was beaten, stabbed, and stran...

  • San Bernardino, California Criminal Defense Lawyers

    San Bernardino, California Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Criminal Law 07/19/2021

    At Bullard & Powell, we believe that every criminal case, just like the person being charged, is unique. To that end, we do not view our cases as simply files to be worked on, but view them from the perspective of our clients. We work closely wit...

  •  Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

    Mayor’s husband pleads not guilty to drug, weapons counts

    Criminal Law 05/20/2021

    The husband of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren pleaded not guilty to criminal drug and weapons charges Thursday, a day after a police search of the house he shares with the mayor. Timothy Granison appeared via video in Rochester City Court from the Mon...

  • Court rejects appeal by man who killed wife with shotgun

    Court rejects appeal by man who killed wife with shotgun

    Criminal Law 04/30/2021

    The state supreme court has upheld the murder conviction and 40-year sentence for man who killed his wife with a shotgun blast in their Windham home.The Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday unanimously rejected Noah Gaston’s contention that COVID...

  • Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

    Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

    Criminal Law 04/06/2021

    The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate court judge who is running for the state’s highest court began serving a prison sentence Tuesday in a long-running case, authorities said.Charles McCullough’s incarceration comes as voters decide wh...

  • Courts wrestle with whether manslaughter is always violent

    Courts wrestle with whether manslaughter is always violent

    Criminal Law 03/06/2021

    Once annually, sometimes less, the full federal appeals court in New York meets to confront a perplexing legal question. Most recently, it was to decide whether shooting somebody point-blank in the face and stabbing somebody to death are violent acts...

  • Outside team to assist Albuquerque police internal affairs

    Outside team to assist Albuquerque police internal affairs

    Criminal Law 02/16/2021

    The city of Albuquerque and the U.S. Department of Justice have proposed a plan to temporarily assist Albuquerque Police Department internal affairs investigators.An outside team is expected to correct issues as they arise and train detectives on how...

  • Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

    Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

    Criminal Law 01/21/2021

    A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a former civil servant to a record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country’s strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy, lawyers said.The Bangkok Criminal Court found the w...