Help with RICO Appeals

A man was recently convicted on a five-count indictment for his participation in an effort that was designed to steal from a labor union. This complicated case offers a good example of one of the many ways in which a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) case arises. Because RICO is a complicated area… Read More

Improperly Admitted Evidence

A one-time Houston law enforcement officer is currently on death row for allegations that he hired a hitman to kill his estranged wife. Most recently, the man lost a federal appeal to overturn his conviction. The case before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals was based on the defendant’s evidence about ballistics tests on a… Read More

The Time to Appeal a Criminal Case

A development occurred recently involving a defendant who was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for involvement in a Salmonella outbreak that was traced to a peanut butter plant. This outbreak resulted in thousands of illnesses as well as nine deaths. Legal counsel recently petitioned the 11th Circuit for more time to… Read More