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Articles by David M. Reutter

Lies by Former Houston Cop Facing Murder Charge Might Affect Over 14,000 Cases

by David M. Reutter

A Texas judge, Ramona Franklin, declared Otis Mallet “actually innocent” of selling crack cocaine to a Houston police officer, saying “What a miscarriage of justice we have all witnessed with your case, Mr. Mallet.”

That finding may be the tip of the iceberg as former Houston ...

Ninth Circuit Vacates Unconstitutionally Vague Supervised-Release Conditions

by David M. Reutter

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held the search of a home listed as the residence of a parolee was legal despite the fact the parolee no longer lived at the residence. The Court further found the conditions of supervised release imposed on ...

Fourth Circuit Reverses Lower Court for Giving Dispositive Weight to Plea Agreement Language Rather Than Fact-Based Evaluation of Weight of Evidence in IAC Claim

by David M. Reutter

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that an attorney rendered ineffective assistance of counsel by advising the defendant that the crime to which he was pleading guilty carried a “mere possibility” of deportation when, in fact, it carried mandatory deportation.

Sergio Carrillo ...

Tenth Circuit Discusses Standards for Armed Career Criminal Classification

by David Reutter

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed an Oklahoma federals district court's order vacating a sentencing classification as an armed career criminal. The court also affirmed the classification as a career offender.

Before the Court were appeals brought by the government and Darius ...



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