MySpace Postings Used to Convict Man Accused in Texas Killing

February 17th, 2012 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently upheld the use of Myspace postings as evidence against a Dallas man accused of killing another man in a shootout. Ronnie Tienda Jr. was sentenced to 35 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a serious felony, based at least in part on MySpace evidence […]

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Supreme Court Rules on Additional Sentence for Gun Possession During Drug and Violent Crimes

November 19th, 2010 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

In the first decision released during the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 term, the Court ruled unanimously that Congress did not intend to spare individuals who are convicted of federal crimes from an additional sentence if they used a gun in the commission of a drug offense or violent crime. The decision resolved a dispute among […]

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