Criminal Law

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Hernandez v. State

FACTS:

At approximately 3:00 a.m. a police officer was notified from a dispatcher of possibly suspicious activity occurring in a parking lot of an apartment complex. Accordingly, the officer travelled to the parking lot shortly thereafter (one minute after dispatch)...

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Freddo v. State

155 S.W. 170 (Tenn. 1913)

Facts

Freddo worked for a railroad company and had little tolerance for language that was obscene or insulting to women.  The deceased, Higgenbotham, was foul-mouthed and commonly used the phrase “son of a...

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State v. Smith

554 A.2d 713 (Conn. 1989)

Facts

The victim, T, and her friend, A, went to a bar.  A friend introduced T to defendant, who bought her a drink.  Defendant invited her and A, together with a male acquaintance A had met at the bar, to d...

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People v. Bowen and Rouse

158 N.W.2d 794 (Mich. Ct. App. 1968)

Facts

Defendants and two female companions were admitted to the home of an 80-year old woman, Gatzmeyer. One defendant had been to the home on a number of prior occasions, ostensibly as a handyman...

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United States v. Freed

401 U.S. 601 (1971)

Facts

Defendants were indicted for possession of unregistered hand grenades in violation of a federal statute that carried a 10-year maximum sentence.

Procedural His...

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