Criminal Defense

MURDER-FOR-HIRE (AND PORTER’S MURDER CASE)

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Are Pliers “Burglar's Tools”?

Overview: This week’s Law Review explains how a ‘crow’…

Liability for Savage Beating of Arrestee in Jail Cell

Overview: What duties does a jail owe to its arrestees? If the…

Porter Simon: Then & Now

A Truckee-Tahoe fixture since 1969, Porter Simon has a long tradition…

Burglar Can't Be Convicted For Each Room Entered

Overview:  The California Supreme Court resolved an unsettled…

Car Passenger Liable for Shouting "Go Faster"

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Overview:  Navarete v Meyer is a fascinating new Court of Appeal…

"Shark Finning" Not Allowed Off California Coast

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Overview:  ‘Shark finning’ is the practice of removing the…

DNA Evidence Connects to 23 Year Old Murder

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Overview:  An LA  police officer assumed she had committed…

"Knucklehead" Aims Laser Beam at Helicopters

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Overview:  This weeks Law Review highlights Jim Porter’s favorite…

Crime Victims May Recover Their Losses from the Offending Criminal or a Restitution Fund

Overview:  Crime victims have a constitutional right to have…