Criminal Law

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Jacobson v. United States

The Facts

Defendant ordered two magazines of teenage and pre-teen boys.  The contents of the magazine started the defendant who claimed he had expected the magazines to be of men 18 and older.  The young men in the magazine were not photographed having sex and his purchase was legal in...

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Heideman v. United States

The Facts

Defendant charged with robbery.  Before the crime, defendant who claimed to be drunk got in a cab and filled a sock with gravel to use as a weapon which to render the cab driver helpless.  He knew the weapon was silent and rifled through his pockets prior to the crime.  He a...

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Frendak v. United States

The Facts/Procedural History

Defendant shot and killed her co-worker.  After the shooting, defendant fled to Mexico and later Europe.  She was later captured and as part of trial proceedings underwent four psychiatric evaluations.  The result was that the court determined her to suffe...

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Barnes v. State

Facts

Defendant convicted at trial for battering a police officer and resisting arrest.  When police officers responded to a “domestic violence in progress call” arrived at the scene, the husband, assaulted and engaged in a scuffle with the responding police officer.   In fact, Ba...

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Tennessee v. Garner

Facts

Police were called to intercept a burglary in progress.  When they arrived the deceased was seen fleeing the scene.  The shooting police officer admitted to having seen no weapon on the deceased, and ordered him to stop.  The deceased continued fleeing and attempted to leap over...

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