Criminal Law

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State v. Evans

The Facts

The defendant, Evans, committed second degree identity theft by forging his name on a stolen business check and then cashing the check.

Procedural History

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington affirmed judgment of the initial trial court.

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State v. Harper

The Facts

The defendant, Patricia Harper, committed theft by unauthorized taking. Previously she has already been two times convicted of  the same crime.

Procedural History

The court affirmed ruling that denied defendant’s motions to exclude evidence of c...

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State of New Jersey v. Lopez

The Facts

The defendant, Lopez, lured the victim, who had been wearing a considerable amount of jewelry, to the railroad tracks to rob him. Thereafter, Lopez attacked him with a karate chop to the throat, stole his necklace and left him to die.

Procedural History

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United States v. Juarez-Gonzalez

The Facts

The appellant, Jesus Juarez-Gonzalez, has been unlawfully present in the United States after deportation,. To that the presentence investigation report. The PSR recommended an eight-level enhancement under USSG § 2L1.2(b)(1)(C) on the basis of Juarez’s three prior c...

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United States v. Mendez-Guerra

The Facts

The defendant, Noe Mendez-Guerra, possession marijuana in excess of 100 kilograms with intent to distribute. He has had the criminal history of misdemeanor theft conviction. His criminal conduct appeared to be similar to either the offense of an insufficient funds check or...

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