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Florida State Settles Sexual Assault Case

Florida State has settled a sexual assault lawsuit with a former student who alleged that Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston sexually assaulted her.

Florida State Settles Sexual Assault Case

Just this week, Florida State settled a lawsuit with former studentErica Kinsman who alleged thatJameis Winston,former quarterback for the university’s football team, sexually assaulted her in December 2012.

Thousands Accused as Juveniles Can Now Challenge Punishment

According to a Supreme Court ruling that was just handed down, more than a thousand inmates across the nation who were sentenced to life without possibility of parole when they were juveniles will now be able to challenge the punishments.

Thousands Accused as Juveniles Can Now Challenge Punishment

This past Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision extended a previous 2012 ruling that had invalidated future life-without-parole sentences for juveniles to all similar offenders that had been received life sentences in the past.

A Crackdown on Potential Money Launderers and Money Laundering

The US Treasury Department has started cracking down on buyers of high-end real estate in hopes of stopping money laundering. As a result, the federal government will now require real estate companies to disclose the names behind all-cash purchases made by shell companies.

Money Laundering and Real Estate

Over the past years the real estate industry has seen a boom – mainly fueled by wealthy, secretive buyers that have previously been able to be shielded by shell companies. The new initiative, being unveiled in Manhattan and Miami-Dade County, will now require companies to disclose the names behind the all-cash transactions. This initiative is part of a federal effort to increase awareness of the money laundering that seems to run rampant through the real estate industry under the guise of shell companies like limited liability companies (L.L.C.s), partnerships, and other entities. In addition to the shell companies, the investigation will also focus on those professionals that handle real estate business, including real estate agents, lawyers, bankers, and L.L.C. formation agents.

Bill Cosby Officially Charged with Aggravated Indecent Assault

Last week, Bill Cosby was officially charged with aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 12 years ago. These are the first criminal charges that have been brought against the comedian, despite the fact that numerous women have come out over the last few years with similar allegations.

Cosby Charged with Assault in Pennsylvania

Cosby made a brief appearance at a Pennsylvania courtroom before posting $100,000 of his $1 million dollar bail. The charges, which are punishable by 5 to 10 years prison time and a $25,000 fine could send the 78-year-old comedian to prison just as he has reached the twilight of his life. The allegations have already definitely rocked his “All American Dad,” image and tarnished his barrier-breaking career.

Los Angeles Fake ID Lawyer

Los Angeles Fake ID Lawyer – California

California has a number of age restricted activities that have proven to be very attractive to many persons under the age of 21. Some of them choose to obtain fake identification in order to drink at restaurants and bars, buy cigarettes or purchase alcohol. Unfortunately, this practice can have serious consequences. A teen who is caught with a fake I.D. may face serious criminal charges.

California Fake ID Laws

In California, there are several different laws that can result in criminal charges if you are in possession of a fake identification card. These laws deal with making, possessing, and displaying false driver’s licenses and identification cards. Central to these laws is Penal Code 470, which defines the crime of forgery as knowingly altering, manipulating, or creating a written document or instrument with the intent to obtain an undeserved personal gain.

UVA, Rolling Stone, and the Long-Lasting Implications of Rape Allegations

The University of Virginia has long been known for its gorgeous campus, but also for its rigorous academics that rank it among the best in the country. But over the past few years it has been in the limelight for another reason: rape allegations. Just over a year ago, on Nov. 19, 2014, Rolling Stone magazine published “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault And Struggle for Justice at UVA,” a long-form feature by contributor Sabrina Rubin Erdely that seemingly exposed the rape culture amongst fraternities. But shortly after the story went viral, grabbing a total of 2.7 million page views and sparking nation-wide conversations, so did questions of the story’s credibility. And with those questions came the eventual retraction of the article.

Despite the controversy surrounding the story’s allegations, it did manage to shed a light on just how damning allegations of rape can be on not only individuals and the associations that individuals are a part of.

Latest Bill Cosby Response to Allegations of Sexual Abuse

While Bill Cosby has mostly been quiet regarding the sexual abuse allegations he is facing, his legal team’s latest legal response is one that alleges defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Allegations of Cosby Sexual Abuse

Over the past few years, more than 40 women have come forward publicly to accuse Cosby, 78, of sexual assault incidents that took place over the past four decades.

Police Officer Tactics

If you have ever been arrested and questioned by police, you know how frightening that situation can be. Police officers and investigators will use any number of tactics to get a confession from you. Below we outline what it means to be arrested, and the tactics to be aware of should you be arrested.

Being Arrested by a Police Officer

When you are arrested by a police officer, there is a specific set of events that occur. A police officer must follow legal procedures from arrest to actual placement of a suspect in jail. It’s important to be aware of what these procedures are, as if any of these are violated, a criminal defense attorney may be able to build a strong defense off of those violations.

Star of “The Sandlot” Accused of Assault

Mike Vitar, the actor that played Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez in 1993 movie, “The Sandlot” has been charged with assault.

Child Actor Accused of Halloween Night Assault

On Halloween night of this year, Vitar, now a Los Angeles firefighter, fellow firefighter Eric Carpenter, and another man, Thomas Molnar allegedly assaulted a 22-year-old man that was handing out Halloween candy to kids. The three were in attendance at a northwest Los Angeles party that was being hosted by Carpenter, 38, when they noticed the victim was handing out candy to children as they passed. Allegedly, the victim was simply visiting the neighborhood where he grew up. The three assaulters then chased him down the street and attacked him, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Wrongfully Accused Teardrop Rapist Released After 16 Years

Right before he was sentenced to life in prison for three sexual assaults in 1999, Luis Lorenzo Vargas turned to the judge and proclaimed his innocence with these words:

“You can sentence me to all the years you want, but as far as I’m concerned … that individual that really did these crimes might really be raping someone out there.”

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