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February 21, 2015 Federal Court: Police May Use Fake Instagram Account to Obtain Evidence

The court further ruled that photos and information obtained through the undercover Instagram account could then be admitted as evidence…

February 11, 2015 FAIR Act is Poised to Reform Federal Asset Forfeiutre Law

The Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act, or FAIR Act of 2015, aims to reform federal civil asset forfeiture laws which…

February 9, 2015 PA High Court Finds Lifetime Registration for Juveniles Unconstitutional

The Court reasoned that the provisions violated the due process rights of juvenile offenders by creating an irrebuttable presumption that…

February 5, 2015 State’s Appeal Dismissed in South Georgia Rape Case

Andrade was charged with three counts of rape and one count of burglary. He filed a motion to suppress statements…

January 29, 2015 Stipulated Polygraph Leads to Conviction in GA Sex Abuse Case

The record showed that that Clayton County Police interviewed the defendant after they received reports that he had molested a…

January 28, 2015 Erroneous Jury Charge Leads to Reversal in GA Sexual Battery Case

The record showed that the defendant was the alleged victim’s stepfather. She testified that in 2003, when she was eleven…

January 22, 2015 Holder Limits Ability of Local Police to Seize Property Under Federal Law

The program, called Equitable Sharing, permitted local police departments to seize personal property from individuals and reap enormous financial windfalls….

January 21, 2015 Divided Court of Appeals Validates Search Warrant in Child Porn Case

The record showed that the FBI’s Safe Child Task Force received information from German authorities about an IP address from…

January 14, 2015 Federal Court Grants Habeas Relief and Vacates GA Rape Conviction

In 2005, Nejad was convicted of rape, aggravated sodomy, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery in Fulton…

January 8, 2015 GA Court of Appeals Sends Child Molestation Case Back to Trial Court

The record showed that police in Savannah responded to a domestic violence call to find three children in the home…

January 7, 2015 Court of Appeals Tosses Pornography Found During Warrantless Search of Phone

Brown was stopped for suspicion of DUI and was subsequently placed under arrest. After being placed in the patrol car,…

December 22, 2014 Court Affirms Joinder of Statutory Rape and Molestation Charges for Trial

The record showed that S.H., who was 14 at the time, and her 16 year old brother took scuba diving…

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