Last month, three men kidnapped a multi-millionaire – the second-richest man in Connecticut, in fact – and plan to hold him for $5 million in ransom. They held him in a motel room for about thirty hours, then finally got cold feet about the whole operation, and decided to let him go… but not before using one of his credit cards to order a pizza delivered.
They’ve all been arrested, of course.
Not yet arrested is a fourth man, not in the motel room with them, who’s been described as the plot’s “mastermind” – not that that’s saying a whole lot.
Six years ago, before I began to cover weird crime news, I thought stories about bank robbers who....
Lawyers’ questions and witnesses’ responses, as recorded by court stenographers
Q: "Was that the same nose you broke as a child?"
A: "I only have one, you know."
Q: "Now, Mrs. Johnson, how was your first marriage terminated?"
A: "By death."
Q: "And by whose death was it terminated?"
Q: "What is your date of birth?".......
Motions are one of the most important aspects of a criminal case before getting to trial. Kirk Tarman, criminal defense attorney in San Bernardino County CA, discusses suppression motions based upon the 4th Amendment, dismissal motions, discovery motions, and more... for a glimpse into the preparation of a criminal case. ….
Andrew Dosa, a civil and criminal defense attorney located in Alameda County CA, when interviewed by Crime and Justice Online, explains everything you need to know about restitution in criminal cases. What is restitution? Is it to punish the guilty or help the victim? Is it always paid? What happens if it is not paid? Are all criminal charges associated with restitution? Can you use restitution to bargain away a jail sentence? Is it applied more in civil or criminal cases? These questions and more are answered by our expert on restitution, Andrew Dosa….
Here is an entertaining and informative interview with Wally Farrell, a premier criminal defense attorney in Riverside County, now deceased, who discussed the Death Penalty in California with Crime, Justice & America Talk Show Host Ray Hrdlicka. Is it really a deterrent? Why represent defendants charged with this type of crime? What is “special circumstances” in the crime? Life without parole vs. the Death Penalty. Why does this type of case last so long? Is it a choice between Justice or a Political and Financial cost? Does it demean life? Or does it demean the death of victims?