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Category: Violent Crimes

Obama’s Prison Visit Highlights Apathy of Prior Presidents

Posted in Civil Rights,Criminal Defense,Firm News,The Courts,Violent Crimes on July 18, 2015

President Obama will forever be remembered as the “first” to do many things.  And with his recent visit to a federal prison in Oklahoma, he added to that list by becoming the first sitting president to make such a trip-no, not to El Reno Correctional Institution specifically (although that’s true too), but rather, to any federal prison in general.

The “Cannibal Cop” Appeal Explored

Posted in Criminal Defense,Firm News,The Courts,Violent Crimes on May 26, 2015

I fancy myself a documentary-film aficionado.  When the subject matter is criminal law, it’s a true win-win.  Last week, I had occasion to see a newly-released HBO documentary titled, “Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop.”  It was fascinating.  For those of you who didn’t see it, I suggest you watch it.

Bath Salts, Ignorance of the Law, and the “Knowingly a Bad Guy” Theory

Posted in Drug Crimes,Firm News,The Courts,Violent Crimes on May 23, 2015

We’ve all heard the expression that “ignorance of the law is no excuse.”  It means that a person cannot escape punishment for violating criminal laws regardless of whether he or she knew of their existence.  Being well versed in the laws doesn’t provide an avenue for relieve for criminals either.