Richard F. Gibbons, Jr., PLC
Criminal Law Newsletter
Punishment of Crime - An Overview
 
Punishment is imposed following a defendant's conviction for any crime. Such punishment is usually imposed by the judge in the trial court, although in certain cases in some jurisdictions the amount of punishment is recommended by or actually set by a jury. In all cases, the amount of punishment that may be imposed is limited by the sentencing statute associated with the crime for which the defendant has been convicted. More...
 
APPEALS OF FEDERAL CRIMNAL PROSECUTIONS
 
After several federal courts ruled that state bingo laws were regulatory laws that could not be enforced against Native American tribes, Congress began looking at legislation that would satisfy the interests of law enforcement agencies and that would help to alleviate the economic problems of the Native American tribes by raising revenue through bingo and gaming. As a result, Congress enacted the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) of 1988. More...
 
Unlawful Flight Offenses
 
It is unlawful to flee to avoid custody or confinement, flight warrants, to avoid giving testimony, or to avoid service of process. The penalties associated therewith vary in duration and severity. More...
 
Criminal Violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976
 
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) is an Act that regulates the generation, regulation, storage, disposal, and transportation of hazardous waste. Hazardous waste is defined as specific chemicals contained on EPA lists. Hazardous waste also includes waste that is ignitable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic. The Act requires that hazardous waste be treated, stored, and disposed of only at facilities that have an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waste permit. More...
 
SEARCH & SEIZURE - SEARCH WARRANTS
 
The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures. It provides that warrants for an arrest or for a search shall be based on probable cause, shall be supported by an oath or an affirmation, and shall describe with particularity the placed to be searched or the person or thing to be seized.More...
 
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