The Bexar County District Attorney plans to stop prosecuting people for trace drug amounts and less than one ounce of pot in order to focus resources on violent crime.
'Some People Might Say That Ricky Fell Through a Crack in the System. This Is Not a Crack. This Is the System.'
Over 23 years ago Missouri’s criminal justice system failed a man charged with murder. This week he’s looking at his last best chance at freedom.
Harris supported a truancy law that listed jail time as a punishment for parents.
Martinez faces allegations of courtroom shenanigans, leaking confidential information, and sexual harassment.
The expenses included five-star Parisian hotels and sumptuous dinners.
Recreational weed went into effect last year. Now, two prosecutors are trying to bring the criminal justice system up to speed.
Better evidence sharing and a dramatic drop in cash bail demands will help defendants challenge charges.
The former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York unconvincingly channels Atticus Finch in his legal memoir.
Waco Biker Massacre Prosecutions Continue to Fall Apart as Last Set of Original Indictments Dismissed
Special prosecutor involved in dropping charges says, "I do have a very serious problem as a lawyer with the wholesale charging of people without an investigation" in the case.
"They're the most powerful player in the criminal justice system. It's really important to know how they use that discretion behind closed doors."
The senator and presidential hopeful went to bat for dirty prosecutors, opposed marijuana legalization, and championed policies that endanger sex workers.
Whether the police will stop arresting people is another question.
The book neglects to mention all the times Harris' office appealed cases that were thrown out for gross prosecutor misconduct.
Elected officials must be mindful that their indiscretions can have very public consequences.
Organization helps poor people cover costs to get out of jail before their trials. Why is this a problem?
They say it's about due process. Is it really about all that sweet overtime money?
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No matter how heinous the crime, the state shouldn't be in the business of killing its citizens.
Two high-profile crimes committed in Anchorage highlight a seemingly unequal criminal justice system.
Legal repercussions apply to everyone, even state attorneys who make 'honest mistakes.'
End of a Jim Crow-era law a potential win for jury nullification.
"Flipping" should probably be illegal, Trump says. It's one of federal prosecutors' most beloved tactics, and their go-to argument for mandatory minimums.
District attorneys rarely ever get punished for misbehavior that puts innocent people behind bars. Is that about to change?
Four years after Ferguson, the fallout from Bob McCulloch's decisions catch up to him.
Genevieve Jones-Wright wanted to be a prosecutor but ended up becoming a public defender. Now she's running for D.A.
Fontana called them "zoning fees." They were actually demanding that residents repay the cost of prosecuting them for minor crimes.
The former top G-Man thinks "mass incarceration" is a misnomer and that taking Martha Stewart down was pretty much the work of God.
Prosecutors sent "private, intimate sexual images" taken from an arrestee's phone to lawyers representing all 177 defendants.
The Department of Justice's loophole lets officials seize property without having to get a conviction.
A municipal scheme with a private prosecution firm leads to outrageous fines in the California desert.
Alabama Prosecutor, Sheriff Threaten to Put More People in Prison in Order to Keep Seizing Massive Amounts of Property
Lawmakers are considering long-overdue civil asset forfeiture reform, and law enforcement leaders aren't happy.
When the feds interview a subject or target, their goal is not fact-finding or "clearing a few things up." Their goal is the hunt.
Armed robbery, extortion...and keeping the money for themselves.
What the 2nd Circuit's opinion in U.S. v. Tigano reveals about the state of our criminal justice system
U.S. prosecutors in Northern Georgia alone helped collect millions in asset forfeiture actions, civil and criminal fines last year.
The government now says it will prosecute only those it can prove committed specific criminal acts.
This California City Is Threatening a Family Over Property Fines Sent to a Dead Woman at the Wrong Address
An already awful practice of trying to use code violations as a revenue stream gets truly grotesque.
The newest member of the Senate Judiciary Committee has a record on criminal justice. Some of it's not pretty.
Judge cites "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct" on the government's part.
Sources say he's rescinding a memo that restricted Justice Department's role under Obama administration.
Less pretrial jail, more forfeiture restrictions