Two legal rights groups filed a federal class action Wednesday claiming some New York inmates with mental disabilities who served their time are illegally kept behind bars because there are no beds for them at community mental health centers.
For many crimes, in addition to proving that the defendant committed an illegal act, the state must prove the defendant’s state of mind at the time the act was committed to convict a defendant of a crime.
Google’s chief executive, in perhaps the most public display of lawmakers’ unease with his company’s influence, was grilled on Tuesday about everything from search result bias and the data Google collects about its users to plans for a censored service in China.
Recent rule changes in Canada regarding cannabis and alcohol could have a serious effect on U.S. travellers to Canada, as well as people who live and work there full-time. Let’s break them down.
The moral of this story is that a person can be charged with ANY crime that results from that person’s conduct, even if he did not intend the more serious harm that occurred.
Lost amid last Thursday’s tumult over a partial government shutdown, the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, and plunging stock prices was the authorization of an unprecedented bill that will end federal prohibition for one strain of marijuana.
Under Texas law, you can be convicted of a crime even if you did not actually partake in the crime if the state can show you aided in the planning and commission of the crime.
Texas Court Okays Jury Instruction on Assault with A Deadly Weapon Where Defendant only Used His Hands During the Assault
In Texas criminal courts, the state must advise the jury of the charges a defendant faces and the elements of any charge. If the charges submitted to the jury are improper, it can result in an unjust conviction or inappropriate sentence.
WASHINGTON (CN) – Justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor teamed up for a dissent Monday after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal over forensic witnesses in criminal trials.
Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas Rules a Jury Note Regarding a Unanimous Finding of Not Guilty on One of Two Charges Does Not Constitute an Acquittal
If you are accused of a crime, it is vital to retain a Texas criminal defense attorney to advise you of your rights and potential defenses for the charges against you.