Felon in possession – if no defense, stipulate

In Old Chief v. United States, 519 U.S. 172, 185, 117 S. Ct. 644, 136 L. Ed. 2d 574 (1997), the United States Supreme Court held that where the defendant’s status as a felon is an element of the crime charged, and a defendant offers to stipulate to his prior record for purpose of establishing…

Cert. grant – criminal – hearsay, plain error

Johnson v. State. Ct of Appeals opinion.  Miss. S. Ct. granted cert. on Sept. 26, 2013.  The Miss. Ct. of Appeals held that it was error for the court to allow the introduction of the affidavit supporting the search warrant as it contained harmful hearsay such as the premises had been used as a meth. house.…