Month: September 2019

Nevada Supreme Court – 7 Takeaways

New ruling about jury trials for misdemeanor domestic battery cases. The justices unanimously reasoned that while misdemeanor domestic battery cases are misdemeanors, the unique combination of consequences now in place for that offense make it “serious” enough to trigger a…

Utah Man Deemed Innocent

state will pay him $350K after his sons lied about being sexually abused From the Salt Lake Tribune – September 6, 2019 David Hawkins is all too familiar with hopelessness. He spent seven years in a prison cell, convicted of…

Rape Conviction Overturned

Man who had rape conviction overturned seeks Supreme Court ruling against defense attorneys Fred Slota was accused in Brown County of sexual contact with a 7-year-old girl between Aug. 28, 2012, and Dec. 8, 2012. In 2014, he was convicted…

Civil Commitment Appeal

James Pesci is a detainee at the Florida Civil Commitment Center (FCCC), a for-profit facility that houses sex offenders involuntarily committed under Florida’s Involuntary Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators Act. Pesci is not a prisoner; like the other roughly…

A Partial Fix of a Broken Guideline

Federal Sentencing guidelines are grossly outdated and misguided. Professor Brent Newton, Adjunct Professor of Law at America and Georgetown Universities and former Deputy Staff Director of the United States Sentencing Commission from 2009 until 2019, thinks so and has published…

I Didn’t Know!

In this LinkedIn article written by Women Against Registry founder, Vicki Henry, we see that many citizens are not aware of the realities of the sex offender registry system. If only each time I educate someone on the street, in…