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New Laws in 2020

Now that 2020 has arrived, scores of new laws are going into effect across the country. From legalization of marijuana and criminal justice reform to raising minimum wage and the cost of electric cars, state legislatures are having a major impact on the nation’s laws. The Hill’s Reid Wilson joins Lisa Desjardins to discuss specific

By |2020-06-25T22:02:15+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Legislative News, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on New Laws in 2020

Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts Determination Before the Supreme Court

Last Monday, October 7, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments for a case that could provide a definitive structure for states regarding non-unanimous petit jury verdicts. Ramos v. Louisiana may provide clarity to an earlier decision which required federal juries to come to a unanimous verdict, but conceded to state juries the ability to come

By |2020-06-25T22:02:16+00:00October 16th, 2019|Featured, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts Determination Before the Supreme Court

Tularosa couple convicted of child abuse, animal cruelty to serve 10 years in prison

ALAMOGORDO – A Tularosa couple were sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised probation in 12th Judicial District Court for child abuse and extreme cruelty to animals Monday. Sandra Quick, 30, and Allan Quick, 31, were facing almost 52 years in prison but 12th Judicial District Judge Angie K. Schneider

By |2018-10-05T14:04:25+00:00October 5th, 2018|Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse, Featured, Highlights, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Tularosa couple convicted of child abuse, animal cruelty to serve 10 years in prison

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, Los Angeles Police Department and ALTO US Announce New Crime Fighting Tool to Battle Organized Retail Crime in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- They strike quickly, criminals who are becoming increasingly more brazen and dangerous as they grab highly sought-after product from store shelves, ripping off retailers and reselling it for financial gain. Organized retail crime (ORC) is happening more often and cost the overall U.S. retail economy $49.8 billion in losses

By |2018-10-05T14:00:05+00:00October 5th, 2018|Featured, Highlights, Legislative News, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, Los Angeles Police Department and ALTO US Announce New Crime Fighting Tool to Battle Organized Retail Crime in Los Angeles

Peter Strasser sworn in as U.S. attorney for New Orleans office

Former longtime federal prosecutor Peter Strasser took the helm of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans on Monday after a quiet swearing-in ceremony. Confirmed late last month by the U.S. Senate, Strasser becomes the first presidentially appointed U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana in 18 months, since Kenneth Polite Jr. was swept

By |2018-09-11T18:25:33+00:00September 11th, 2018|Featured, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Peter Strasser sworn in as U.S. attorney for New Orleans office

Failed service dog finds his perfect role

The Anderson County District Attorney General's office has a new employee that's barking up a lot of attention. This new hire has black hair, big brown eyes and four legs. While his wagging tail makes him stand out, his enthusiasm for the job is inspiring. Jake, a black lab mix, failed three times as a

By |2017-11-07T21:07:04+00:00November 7th, 2017|Featured, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Failed service dog finds his perfect role

Lafourche interim district attorney excited about new role

Although she enjoyed her private law practice, Kristine Russell said she didn’t find her true calling until she joined the Lafourche Parish District Attorney’s Office. “From the day I walked in, I felt like I was home,” she said. “I felt as though this was where I was meant to be. There’s never been a

By |2017-11-07T20:52:52+00:00November 7th, 2017|Featured, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Lafourche interim district attorney excited about new role

Seized fentanyl enough to kill everyone in Columbus, prosecutor says

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio county prosecutor says the amount of fentanyl seized from three California men last month was enough to kill the entire population of Columbus. A Franklin County grand jury on Friday indicted Joel Lassiter, Luis Delgado and Rashaad Williams on aggravated drug trafficking and drug possession charges. Court records don’t indicate

By |2017-11-07T20:33:36+00:00November 7th, 2017|Featured, Prosecutorial News|Comments Off on Seized fentanyl enough to kill everyone in Columbus, prosecutor says
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