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May 2015 Archives

New Homeowner Nightmare - Buyers Stalked By Losing Bidder

I have been a criminal defense attorney for over 10 years and often read interesting criminal case fact patterns, but I recently read a story that surprised even me. I have represented many clients in Centre County over the years that have been charged with harassment and stalking, but the charges generally involve former lovers or romantic flings that went south. One party, or sometime both parties, to the relationship simply cannot get over the break up and leave the other person alone. The common factor is hurt feelings. A California woman recently pleaded guilty to stalking for engaging in harassing  behavior toward the people that had outbid the woman for a home.

Attorney Charged With Possession After Marijuana Falls from Pocket in Court

A Connecticut attorney recently received a citation for drug possession after marijuana fell from his pocket while he was in court. According to a paralegal at the firm where the attorney worked, a parent had confiscated marijuana from her child, and the parent provided the marijuana to the attorney along with a request that the attorney talk to the juvenile. The story proceeds that the attorney put the weed in his pocket and forgot about it until the marijuana fell from his pocket in court. The story sounds a little farfetched, and it does become harder for me to believe after one discovers that the quantity of marijuana involved was alleged to have been approximately two ounces.