Cashiers who work for retail businesses may not be the highest-paid workers in the company, but they have a great deal of responsibility. They handle large amounts of money every day and are acting as representatives of the store. When customers have a bad experience in a checkout line, they tend to remember that employee in their overall experience at the store. Conversely, when they have a good exchange with the cashier, customers are more likely to come back to the store and may even recommend it to others.
U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced a 43-year-old Maryland man to a decade in prison recently for selling ammunition to a felon. The defendant was also a felon.
When many people in Rockville think about criminal charges, they imagine hard and fast rules that, if someone breaks them, they are guilty of the crime. The problem is that many crimes are not just a matter of fact, but sometimes a matter of opinion. This is certainly true when someone is charged with something like causing serious injury. What could be a serious injury to one person may not be that serious to another, and that is the question that one judge is facing after a suspect asked for a bench trial in a drunk driving criminal case.
When many people in Washington, D.C., hear the word "voyeurism" they most likely think of a Peeping Tom, not two teenage high-school students. Unfortunately for these two young men, however, they have been charged with a felony sex crime after police say they videotaped their teacher.
For one 10-year-old boy, life may never be the same. The fifth-grade student is allegedly the newest child to be caught with what appeared to be, but wasn't, a gun on school property. A local district attorney's office has said that it has not yet indicted the child, but it is considering filing a felony firearm charge against the 10-year-old. In addition to the severe criminal sanctions the juvenile could be facing, he may also be expelled from his elementary school, creating both a criminal and academic record that may haunt him for years to come.