May 2017 Archives

Federal judge rules Geek Squad collected evidence for FBI

When a man took his computer to Best Buy, he never expected to be federally prosecuted for child pornography. Apparently, the computer sales and repair chain has a policy of forwarding suspected child porn straight to the FBI. Luckily for him, a federal judge has suppressed that evidence.

Conviction not always the final word of the court

Life is full of surprises, not all of which are pleasant. If you're currently facing trouble with the law in Indiana, you likely agree with that statement. No matter what events transpired that landed you in your current situation, remembering that you always have rights and can maximize all options available to affect the outcome of your case toward your favor as much as possible may help alleviate some of the stress your circumstances have caused.

Fish & Wildlife send 50 agents with warrant for Indiana man's fish

David, a commercial fisherman from English, Indiana, was just served. On May 10, at least 50 federal agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service descended on his house in order to serve a warrant. The charge? Unlawfully opening one fish while not in a licensed facility.

Sessions reinstates harshest penalties for low-level drug charges

"It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense," wrote Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his latest policy memo. "This policy fully utilizes the tools Congress has given us. By definition, the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory-minimum sentences."

Economic analysis: Spending money on drug treatment reduces crime

It's emotionally satisfying to many people to feel that their lawmakers are "tough on crime." According to the New York Times' The Upshot blog, people are willing to pay 10 times their actual losses to prevent a second burglary -- and 100 times their losses to prevent a second armed robbery.

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