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January 29, 2018

Sometimes stand your ground law has been criticized and nicknamed shoot first. Stand your ground law is also called line in the sand. Stand your ground law is a justification that is found in criminal cases where the defendants normally stand on their grounds. The law is used to protect the defendants against the threats. Defendants have the right to receive safety in the places they ought to be. The defendant may use force in repelling the unlawful intruders. Stand your ground justification is limited when there is an engagement of the illegal activities which are not entitled to help ... (read more)

Author: Alice Ken

January 19, 2018

Damage is a common legal word which is used if someone wins a suit. Damages are classified into two categories namely punitive and compensatory damages. The punitive damage punishes the suspect for the wrongdoing while the compensatory damages are intended to pay the injured person. Punitive damages can also be called exemplary damages. Punitive damages are awarded to special cases where the defendant is found to have intentionally committed the injury to the plaintiff. The aim of punitive damages is to deter the future happening of a similar injury. Punitive damages are not applicable i... (read more)

Author: Alice Ken

January 15, 2018

Necessity defense applies mostly to people who commit a criminal act during the emergency situation with an aim of preventing further greater harm. Legal system excuses the criminal act that is not justified. Traditionally, the necessity defense was no applicable to a criminal who killed an innocent person. However, the defendant must believe that real threat required an immediate action and a defendant must have an alternative way to complete the criminal act and lastly the defendant must not himself give to the threat. In some occasions, the person facing situation is required to do somet... (read more)

Author: Alice Ken

November 09, 2017

Mens rea is a Latin word which means guilty mind. The mens era is used to describe the mental element which is required for a crime. Mens rea can be defined as the state of the mind that is required to convict the defendant of the specified crime. The mens rea allows one to differentiate between the person whose intention was to commit a crime and a person who did not commit a crime. Establishment of mens rea is necessary when proving the guiltiness in the crime committed. In mens rea, the one must prove that the defendant committed the culpable state of mind. In mens rea, one person m... (read more)

Author: Alice Ken

5. Louisville Personal Injury Law Firm Wins $500,000 Settlement For Client
October 01, 2017

Jefferson, KY - Lousiville-based personal injury law firm Gladstein Law Firm has won a settlement of $500,000 for one of their clients for a case that occurred in Jefferson, Kentucky. The case revolved around a temporary employee for a company with an extensive criminal record who battered one of the company’s employees to death. The defendant, the staffing agency that hired the temporary employee for one of its clients, failed to see the inconsistencies in the temp’s application, including many about his criminal record and history. The temp was a convicted felon and involved in crimes s... (read more)

Author: John Doe

6. Many People Suffer Slip and Fall Accidents
December 09, 2016

If you are among the many victims of slip and fall accidents in Springfield, IL, you are probably wondering if you have the right to compensation for any personal injuries you may have suffered. The short answer is that every case is different. An attorney experienced in cases of this sort must establish whether the accident was the result of property owner neglect or your own carelessness. Defining What is Reasonable A successful claim citing property owner negligence may hinge on whether the defendant acted reasonably. The court will want to know whether the owner makes sufficient ... (read more)

Author: Kevin Smith

7. Uganda's LRA Senior Commander Goes on Trial at ICC
December 06, 2016

The International Criminal Court has begun its first trial against a senior member of the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army, and its first against a former child soldier.  The procedures raise complex ethical questions as defendant Dominic Ongwen, who has pled not guilty, was both a victim and an alleged perpetrator of the rebel group’s brutality. The trial against Ongwen took an unusual turn Monday as the defendant initially said he did not understand the charges against him. His...... (read more)

8. Judge: Defendant in Charleston Church Shooting Competent to Stand Trial
November 25, 2016

A judge has ruled that Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial for the killing of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. Judge Richard Gergel made the ruling Friday after a two-day hearing behind closed doors earlier this week. The hearing was needed after Roof's attorneys questioned earlier this month whether he could help them on the eve of jury selection in his death penalty trial. Gergel says jury selection will begin Monday. Gergel sealed his reasons for finding...... (read more)

9. US Supreme Court Poised to Back Texas Death Row Inmate
October 05, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the case of a black inmate on death row in Texas who contends that racially biased testimony tainted his sentence. On Wednesday, the nation’s highest court appeared to side with inmate Duane Buck. Most of the justices expressed concern that Buck’s own defense lawyer, not the prosecutors, introduced the racially charged testimony during his trial. “It would seem more prejudicial when the defendant’s own lawyer brings it up. The jury would...... (read more)

10. Son of Russian Lawmaker Convicted of Fraud in US
August 25, 2016

The son of a Russian lawmaker was found guilty Thursday in the United States on charges of organizing a global hacking ring, in what a prosecutor called one of the most prolific credit card trafficking schemes in history. Roman Seleznev, son of Russian lawmaker and Vladimir Putin ally Valery Seleznev, was found guilty in a court in Seattle, Washington, after a jury deliberated for less than two days. The defendant was found guilty of 38 charges, including nine counts of hacking and 10...... (read more)

11. Criminal Defense Attorneys-What They Do
July 24, 2016

These are professional attorneys that are hired to defend both corporations and individuals, who are referred to as defendants in a legal setting. They are generally arrested as a suspect for unlawful activities and are referred to as the defendant. Criminal defense attorneys are also known as a criminal lawyer or defense attorney. They are the attorneys that are responsible for represent people in court who have been accused of criminal activities. In court it will be the jury and judge who will decide if the defendant is innocent or guilty. Criminal defense attorneys need to have goo... (read more)

Author: Richard Conard

12. Understanding Bail Bonds in Houston
June 13, 2016

Every state has its own system to follow for bail bonds. A bail gives a person the chance to get out from jail even if they’re charged with a crime until they go back to trial. Each state has their options of the type of bail that they want to take, but every system has the same main principle. If you’re thinking about posting a bail for a family member or a friend of yours or even yourself, it’s important to know the different bail bond system that can work for you so that you can be free until trial. Understanding Bail Bonds in Houston Bail is the money that a person deposits ... (read more)

Author: Brian White

13. The Surety Bond Bail
June 10, 2016

When a bond is set for a defendant in a pending criminal trial, it is possible to get them released by either paying the entire amount of their bond or by contacting a bail bond company to put the money up on their behalf. When the money is put up by a bail bond company, this is referred to as a surety bond. A surety bond bail is backed by a bondsman or an insurance company. When a surety bond is issued, the defendant has to pay a small percentage of their full bond amount; usually, this is around 10%. How a Surety Bond Bail Works? There are usually three parties in total that a... (read more)

Author: Brian White

14. The 24-Hour Bail Bond
June 10, 2016

When you or someone you love finds themselves on the other side of the law, getting them out of jail as quickly as possible becomes your number one priority. Most people don’t have tons of money lying around for bail. And because of these services like 24 hour bail bonds often times come in handy. What is a Bail? Bail is an arrangement that is made on behalf of the person who committed a crime. This arrangement is made by the bail bond company. They will act in replace of the defendant and will make arrangements for the court to release them from custody pending their trial, with a pro... (read more)

Author: Brian White

15. The ins and outs of going to court without a lawyer
May 28, 2016

Sometimes, even if you try to figure out a problem informally, your may have to go court to resolve it. The fact is that you do not have to have a lawyer or any other legal professional in order to go to tribunal. If you want, you can defend yourself in court. You can choose to do this if you consider it would be better to talk directly to the judge or if you cannot afford to pay the legal fees. A person who represents themselves in legal proceedings is designated as a “litigant in person”. Other common denominations include “applicant”, “defendant” or “respondent”. The term that is being used... (read more)

Author: Fabiola Groshan

16. FBI 'Set Up' Our Sons Somali-American Defendants' Mothers Say
May 24, 2016

The mothers of two Somali-Americans on trial for allegedly planning to join Islamic State say their sons were "set up" by an FBI informant. The women spoke to VOA Somali outside a Minneapolis court Monday, after the government's star witness, informant Abdirahman Bashir, told the court under cross examination that the FBI paid him $100,000. The mother of defendant Abdirahman Daud called Bashir a "criminal" motivated by money. No credibility "He is a liar who wanted to sell our boys and to set them up," Farhiya Mohamed said.  "He was u... (read more)

17. Golfer Mickelson Accused of Profiting From Insider Trading
May 19, 2016

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday accused professional golfer Phil Mickelson of profiting from an insider trading scheme. The SEC complaint said Mickelson reaped financial gains after trading on information he received from a gambler named William Walters about Dean Foods Company. In 2012, the SEC said, Walters called and texted Mickelson, urging him to buy stock in the company. Mickelson bought the stock and sold it about a week later, making a profit of about $931,000. As a relief defendant, Mickelson is accused of receiving money based upon the illegal cond... (read more)

18. Israeli Sentenced to Life for Killing Palestinian Teen
May 03, 2016

An Israeli court has handed down a life prison term to the accused ringleader of an Israeli gang that kidnapped and burned to death a Palestinian teenager in 2014. Defendant Yosef Haim Ben David, sentenced Tuesday in Jerusalem, also received an additional 20 years for related crimes, and was ordered to pay the family of his 16-year-old victim $39,000. Two other Israelis have already been convicted in the death of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, with one defendant receiving a life prison term and the other 21 years.   Ben David was found guilty last month of masterminding the crime, which... (read more)

19. What You Need To Know About Criminal Law Attorneys
April 28, 2016

During a criminal case, it is normally the state and not the victim that usually brings charges against the defendant. The state has a representative who prosecutes the defendant in a trial by jury in the name of a prosecutor or district attorney. However, there are a number of tasks that the prosecutor needs to complete so that they can fulfill the goal of a conviction because it is the state that obligated with the burden of proof. A criminal law attorney may actually start off as an assistant district attorney specializing in misdemeanor cases. Finally, when they reach the level of district... (read more)

Author: Richard Conard

20. How a Drug Defense Attorney Can Help You
April 28, 2016

If you have made a mistake, and have been charged with possession of drugs, you need to know that there are people out there who can help you. A good drug defense attorney in Houston can help you in many ways. Those who work in this particular scope of the law feel strongly that minor mistakes should not be repaid with overly severe punishments, and they want to protect the rights of a defendant's privacy. The following is a list of ways a lawyer of this nature can help you. Minimize the Charges When the charges that were laid against you are overly severe, a good drug defense attorney can h... (read more)

Author: Cleo Gib

21. Malian National Gets 25 Years for Murder of US Diplomat
April 26, 2016

A U.S. federal judge has sentenced a Malian national with ties to extremist groups in Africa to 25 years in prison for the murder of a U.S. diplomat 15 years ago in Niger. Defendant Alhassane Ould Mohamed was taken into U.S. custody and indicted in 2013 for the killing of William Bultemeier and the attempted killing of a U.S. Marine as the two left a restaurant in the Niger capital, Niamey, in December 2000. Investigators said Mohamed, also known as Cheibani, and another assailant confronted the two Americans and demanded the keys to their vehicle, which bore U.S. diplomatic plates. P... (read more)

22. Arbitration: Annulment Covers Everything
April 21, 2016

Legal Principle In case of annulment of contract containing an arbitration clause the annulment shall extend to all clauses of the contract including the arbitration clause. Facts The plaintiff in the case requested annulment of the contract including its liability to finance and develop building and to take rental value of building for thirty years. The plaintiff submitted that the request for annulment of contract was made because the manager of the defendant who had signed the contract did not have the power/authority to enter into such contracts. The plaintiff also subm... (read more)

Author: Hassan Elhais

23. Which assets can be taken through arrest?
April 19, 2016

Except in specific circumstances, an arrest may be made of not only the vessel to which the claim relates but any other vessel owned by the defendant at the time the claim occurs. However, if the dispute relates to ownership, mortgage, possession or profits resulting from use of the vessel the no further arrest of vessels can be made. The FML also accepts any debts that confer priority rights against a vessel, including judicial costs in the sale or protection of a vessel, port dues, claims for salvage, collisions or assistance or hull insurance among others. The sale of the vessel i... (read more)

Author: Hassan Elhais

24. Kenyans Welcome ICC Ruling on Ruto
April 06, 2016

NAIROBI— The International Criminal Court judges ruled Tuesday on a 2-1 vote there was insufficient evidence to continue the case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and his co-defendant, broadcaster Joshua Arap Sang. Ruto and Sang had been charged with three counts of crimes against humanity for acts allegedly committed during the deadly violence that followed Kenya's disputed 2007 elections. Kenyans who spoke to VOA generally welcomed the ruling.  Taxi operator Shaban Njoroge said terminating the case was the right decision.  "We are praying our cou... (read more)

25. ICC Terminates Case Against Kenyan Deputy President
April 05, 2016

WASHINGTON— The International Criminal Court has dropped crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. The ICC said Tuesday that judges voted 2-1 to vacate the charges against Ruto and co-defendant Joshua Arap Sang. Ruto was charged with being criminally responsible for acts of murder, forcible transfer of population and persecution during the 2007 and 2008 post-election violence in Kenya. Sang, a Kenyan radio executive, was accused of playing a role in the same crimes. An estimated 1,100 Kenyans were killed during weeks of ethnic violence that fo... (read more)

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