Recent Posts in Violent Crimes

  • 12-Aug-2016

    Exoneration of the Day - Netflix Making a Murderer Series Brendan Dassey Conviction Overturned

    Brendan Dassey, the person convicted of murder which lead to the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” has just had his conviction overturned by a federal judge in Milwaukee, WI. In 2007 Dassey was convicted in the murder of Teresa Halbrach. ...
  • 10-Jun-2016

    Exoneration of the Day - Man Wrongly Accused Serves 35 Years

    Happy Friday everyone, our latest exoneration of the day whereby someone was wrongly convicted for 35 years for a crime he did not commit. Freedom is priceless but inadequately protecting that freedom can be costlier than any amount of attorney fees. ...
  • 2-Jun-2016

    Exoneration of the Day - Person Convicted of Murder Found Innocent 20 Years Later

    Exoneration of the Day - Innocent man sent to prison for 20 years for a murder he didn't commit! For those new to this site, nationwide criminal defense law firm Imhoff & Associates likes to post up a weekly "Exoneration of the Day" ...
  • 5-May-2016

    Why Police Interviews Should be Recorded

    The police are human beings just like the rest of us. As such, they are prone to make mistakes or even cover up mistakes during interviews of suspects. Recordings of police incidents involving an arrest of a suspect often tell a different story than ...
  • 23-Apr-2013

    Consequences of Hazing

    Seriousness of College/High School Hazing Crimes According to a survey conducted by Alfred University, approximately 80% of all college athletes have been hazed survey. Most hazing on high school, college and pro levels is not reported. However, ...
  • 28-Mar-2013

    A Look at the Prosecutorial Decision Making Process

    A Look at the Prosecutorial Decision Making Process The Vera Institute of Justice 's study entitled The Anatomy of Discretion: An Analysis of Prosecutorial Decision Making, with the support of the National Institute of Justice, analyzed how ...
  • 7-Mar-2013

    Defendants in FAMU 2011 Hazing Death Case Now Facing Stricter Manslaughter Charges

    Defendants in FAMU 2011 Hazing Death Case Now Facing Stricter Manslaughter Charges Stiffer charges of manslaughter have now been filed by the new prosecutor against the 13 defendants accused of participating in the 2011 death of 26 year old Florida A ...
  • 11-Jul-2011

    Casey Anthony Not Guilty

    On July 5, 2011, an Orlando jury at the Orange County Courthouse found defendant Casey Anthony not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child regarding charges filed against her in 2008 regarding the ...
  • 28-Apr-2010

    Assault and battery charges are serious in Colorado

    Assault and battery charges are serious in Colorado. Most assault and battery charges occur as a result of a physical fight or verbal argument that turns physical. Unfortunately, even if you did not cause the fight and you were defending yourself or ...
  • 19-Nov-2009

    Decrease in New York City Murder Rate

    According to a Daily News story reported on November 17, 2009, murders are down in New York City. There were 399 murders compared to 452 homicides same time last year, which is an 11% decrease. Even with the number of cases down, the number of cases ...
  • 23-Oct-2008

    Child Murderer Sentenced to Death Penalty

    The Supreme Court of Kentucky has just issued an order that will set forth the execution of Marco Allen Chapman, a 36-year old felon convicted of two counts of murder. In addition to these murder charges, Chapman has also been convicted of one count ...
  • 28-Jul-2008

    $30,000 Settlement Reached in False Arrest Case

    A woman living in Syracuse, New York, recently reached a settlement in the suit she filed against the city for her false arrest and imprisonment. The arrest occurred four years ago and since this time the woman, was arrested on drug charges and ...
  • 5-Dec-2007

    Convicted Perpetrator in Bridegroom Murder Ready to Appeal Sentence

    Fresno, Fresno County: The initial brief in the Fresno court of appeals has been filed for the murder conviction of Ted Blackmon. Blackmon, 27 years old, had his public defender state an almost identical argument that his defense counsel made during ...
  • 4-Dec-2007

    Arrests Commence in Palo Alto Shooting

    San Jose/Palo Alto, Santa Clara County: A man was taken into custody by East Palo Alto police for allegedly shooting a man multiple times on the 25000 block of Fordham Street. The suspect was processed and then charged with Attempted Murder. Because ...
  • 22-Aug-2005

    False Allegations of Child Molestation and Child Abuse: What is Real and What Only Appears to be Real, and How to Know the Difference

    By: Edward Martinovich, Attorney at Law and Ariella Rosenberg In 1986, a defendant was convicted of four counts of first-degree sexual offense and ordered to serve two life sentences. In 2001, after spending fourteen years in prison, this defendant ...
  • 14-Jul-2005

    Assault and Battery: Legal Considerations

    By: Vince Imhoff, Esq. & Mike Riddell In late 2004, Cameron Diaz and her pop-star boyfriend, Justin Timberlake, were walking out of a Sunset Strip nightclub when they encountered a paprazzi photographer. Diaz, the Charlies Angels star, hit the ...

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