Category: Criminal Law

MORVA v. ZOOK, NO. 15-1

Decided: May 5, 2016 The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s judgment. In 2006, William Charles Morva was in jail in Virginia on several charges. He was in jail for a year before escaping prison and committing the crimes that are the subject of his habeas petition. Morva requested medical...

U.S. v. SAUNDERS, NO. 15-4498

Decided: July 5, 2016 The Fourth Circuit reversed the district court’s dismissal of the indictments and remanded the district court’s ruling for further proceedings. On January 15, 2015, Appellees, Gaston Saunders, Bryan Daniels, Michael Potter, and Stephen Daniels, captains of commercial fishing vessels, were indicted on multiple Lacey Act violations. ...

U.S. v. GRAHAM, NO. 12-4659

Decided: May 31, 2016 The Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision. In 2015, a panel of the Fourth Circuit affirmed convictions of defendants Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan related to their part in a series of armed robberies. During the defendants’ trial, the government used historical cell-site location information...