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Allegations of bad acts similar to charged conduct admissible (access required)

Where a police officer was charged with soliciting and accepting sexual favors from confidential informants, the government was allowed to introduce the testimony of a woman who had allegedly been sexually assaulted and threatened by the defendant following her arrest ...

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Employee’s previous drug orders were intrinsic to the offenses (access required)

Where an employee was charged with fraudulently obtaining hydrocodone in 2011 through her position at a solo dental practice, the employee’s history of ordering drugs for the practice since 2002 was admissible to show the employee’s pattern of conduct and ...

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Guilty plea could not be withdrawn to explore potential defense (access required)

Where the defendant’s counsel learned that the defendant had suffered from mental health issues as a child after the defendant had already validly pleaded guilty to all charges, the defendant could not withdraw his guilty pleas to explore the possibility ...

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Folded lottery tickets did not supply probable cause for search (access required)

Police officers did not have probable cause to search a defendant’s car based on the presence of folded lottery tickets in plain view because lottery tickets have a legitimate purpose and their incriminating nature was not immediately apparent. As a ...

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