REVERSAL IN DRUG TRAFFICKING CRIMINAL APPEAL

LIFE SENTENCE REVERSED ON DRUG TRAFFICKING APPEAL Court of Criminal Appeals holds drug dog sniff violates 4th Amendment Recent Court of Criminal Appeals decision reversed Bradford Ladner’s client’s life sentence for drug trafficking, holding the trial court made the wrong ruling when it denied a motion to suppress evidence from a search warrant. ¬†Officers of [...]

MAN FREED AFTER 19 YEARS IN PRISON

CRIMINAL APPEAL FREES MAN AFTER 19 YEARS IN PRISON The Los Angeles times reports that a post conviction criminal appeal has freed a man after 19 years in prison on a murder charge. During his years in prison John Edwards Smith maintained his innocence in connection with a drive-by shooting. Smith insisted that he was [...]