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Tea For Two

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Have you seen this article yet? Here’s the quick and dirty: Two high school boys were in a fight on school property. A female teacher sees the fight, verbally attempts to break up the fight, when she’s unsuccessful she pours her hot tea on the two boys. She warned them she’d do it, apparently they […]

Over Reaction? Or Justified Policy?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

There’s an interesting article about a mother/father who were charged with shoplifting and had their 3 year old taken from them and (temporarily) placed in Child Protective Service. Shoplifting is a multi-billion dollar problem, which we all pay for through higher grocery prices.Think the police have heard it was an “honest mistake” before? So, read […]

Newbie Criminals: A Mixed Bag

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

So last week I wrote about why I both loved and hated “seasoned” criminals. But this week I wanted to talk about the pros/cons of newbie criminals and what it’s like to represent them in the courtroom. I should start out by saying that I fully acknowledge that I’m painting with a VERY broad brush […]

The Hardened Criminal v. The Newbie Criminal

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

I can’t decide if I prefer the “seasoned” criminal defendant (you know, the kind that look at incarceration as a revolving door) or the fresh faced criminal defendant who has never stepped foot in a courtroom. I can tell you this much, I’ve grown to appreciate defendants with a rap-sheet as long as my arm, […]

Top 5 FAQs About Drunk Driving

Friday, May 27th, 2011

My criminal defense clients, typically, have the same 5 questions when they hire me to represent them in their drunk driving case. Wonder if your questions would be the same as their questions? Click here to listen and learn!

Youths Can Prevent A Felony On Their Record

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

The Holmes Youthful Trainee Act allows a youth between the ages of 17 – 2o years old to potentially avoid a felony conviction on their criminal record. Click here to find out how it applies!

I’m No Superman

Friday, January 14th, 2011

I had an a-typical conversation with a prospective client this week. He was charged with misdemeanor trespassing. I explained to him that trespassing is one of those “BS” charges because there’s very little the Prosecutor needs to show to prove beyond a reasonable doubt you committed the criminal charge with which you’ve been accused. Either […]

Defending Your Drunk Driving Charge

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

As the legal limit for drinking and driving gets lower and lower, more and more drivers are being hit with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) misdemeanors.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has become a force to be reckoned with—and one that political leaders refuse to go up against. Therefore, if you get arrested for drinking and […]

Upcoming Supreme Court Cases, Part II

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

To follow up on last month’s post, we have two more cases worth monitoring: Graham v. Florida / Sullivan v. Florida These two cases involves the Eighth Amendment’s preclusion of cruel and unusual punishment. At issue is whether life imprisonment, with no possibility for parole, for juveniles on nonhomicide charges, violates the Eighth Amendment. Neither […]

Upcoming Supreme Court Cases, Part I

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Beginning this month (Oct, 2009) the U.S. Supreme Court will reconvene and take up a handful of cases for its 2009-2010 year. Among those cases are a few worth watching. Between now and the end of the year, we will address five of them I believe are worthy of attention. Salazar v. Buono This case […]

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