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Motion for pretrial bail was moot (access required)

Where appellant was denied pretrial bail and later pleaded guilty to trespassing and a drug charge, his appeal of the trial court’s bail decision is moot. “The United States Supreme Court has held that a criminal defendant’s request for pre-trial ...

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‘Abuse of trust’ sentencing applied to executive (access required)

Where a company executive vice president convicted of willful failure to collect or pay taxes and making materially false statements to federal agents conducted the company’s affairs with significant discretion, particularly in relation to delinquent payroll taxes, the district court ...

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Exigent circumstances support warrantless ‘ping’ of cellphone (access required)

Where the defendant’s former girlfriend told police he had broken into her home, was armed and threatened to kill her, her family or law enforcement; the police found her credible; and the defendant had a violent criminal history, exigent circumstances ...

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