Presentence Report & Sentencing

Computer crimes, bank robbery, or other federal offenses, Darren Chaker discusses presentence reports and how used in federal court. Courts cannot consider facts in the presentence report in determining whether a conviction is a crime of violence. E.g., United States v. Martinez-Vega, 471 F.3d Read more

Plainview Exception

  Plainview exception as noted by Darren Chaker, http://darrenchaker.us/ In United States v. Garcia, 496 F;3d 495 (6th Cir. 2007), the Sixth Circuit held that a document does not fall within the “plain view” exception if the document must first be read in Read more