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June 21, 2017

Stats From The Safety And Justice Challenge

Funded by a $100 million investment from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Safety and Justice Challenge was created to reduce over-incarceration in the United States. The organization has published some startling statistics that show just how critical a problem the country’s incarceration rate has become. American’s Prison Overpopulation Problem The U.S. has the hig...
Stats From The Safety And Justice Challenge
June 19, 2017

SCOTUS Might Hear Double Jeopardy Case

Double jeopardy is a subject most people have heard of but don’t always fully understand. According to news reports, the Supreme Court of the United States may be set to hear a double jeopardy case that originated in Texas. The case involves a former contract electrician for a Texas school district who was accused of fraud and money laundering in federal court in 2011. After a mistrial, h...
SCOTUS Might Hear Double Jeopardy Case
June 16, 2017

Orlando Fingerprint Examiner Suspended Over Possible Misconduct In 2,600 Cases

In recent years, the list of widespread misconduct in crime labs across the country has grown inconceivably long. According to a recent Washington Post report, there may be a new item to add to the list. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Orlando, Florida announced it has suspended a fingerprint examiner for “reasons that aren’t totally clear.” At the time of his suspension, the exa...
Orlando Fingerprint Examiner Suspended Over Possible Misconduct In 2,600 Cases
June 14, 2017

Report Makes Recommendations For Use Of Police Body Cameras

In recent years, there have been numerous high profile incidents involving allegations of police misconduct that led to the death of a suspect. In response, many police departments have started wearing body cameras that record their encounters with citizens. But how should police departments police themselves when it comes to body cams? If each department has its own procedures and polici...
Report Makes Recommendations For Use Of Police Body Cameras
June 13, 2017

Lawyers Say Thousands Of Colorado DUI Convictions Are Unlawful Due To Forgery

A DUI conviction can have an enormous impact on a person’s life. Getting convicted of drunk driving leaves an individual with a criminal record that follows them from job to job. For people in certain professions, such as teaching, commercial driving, or childcare, it can even prevent them from working in their chosen field. In Colorado, outrage is brewing over allegations that thousands ...
Lawyers Say Thousands Of Colorado DUI Convictions Are Unlawful Due To Forgery
June 13, 2017

DWI Defense Lawyer Talks About Secret GPS Tracking For Drunk Driving Offenders

Technology is capable of making life easier and more enjoyable. From smart cars to smartphones, advances in computers and other tech continue to move at a rapid pace. However, technology is not without downsides. In recent years, certain technologies have raised numerous privacy concerns. In Minnesota, for example, a state agency has acknowledged that it included GPS tracking capabilities...
DWI Defense Lawyer Talks About Secret GPS Tracking For Drunk Driving Offenders
June 13, 2017

Pulled Over By Police? Read This By Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

Whether you were speeding or just minding your own business and obeying the traffic laws, your blood pressure is almost guaranteed to rise when you see red and blue flashing lights behind you. Getting pulled over by the police can be a scary experience — especially if the police are less than friendly with you or seem suspicious that you’ve committed a crime. No matter how many crime or c...
Pulled Over By Police? Read This By Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer
June 13, 2017

Health Care Fraud Is A Growing Problem

“Health care fraud” is something of an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of crimes related to the healthcare and insurance industries. According to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, healthcare fraud costs taxpayers $68 billion every year and accounts for between three and 10 percent of all healthcare spending in the United States. Generally speaking, fraud crimes are...
Health Care Fraud Is A Growing Problem
June 12, 2017

Detective Behind Seven Wrongful Convictions Faces Inquiry For Framing Defendants

It sounds like something out of a crime novel. Unfortunately, it’s reality. A New York Times report states that Louis Scarcella, an infamous New York City detective, is facing an inquiry into his past police work. So far, Mr. Scarcella has not been accused of a crime. However, courts have overturned seven murder convictions brought about by his investigative work — and more could follow. ...
Detective Behind Seven Wrongful Convictions Faces Inquiry For Framing Defendants
June 12, 2017

Can Teens Get In Legal Trouble For Sexting?

Parents today face a lot of challenges. Back in the day, parents had to worry about things like their children watching too much television or maybe pigging out on junk food in the middle of the night. The internet didn’t exist, and kids rode their bikes until the street lights turned on. Teenagers hung out at the mall or spent hours on the phone. The twenty-first century is a lot differe...
Can Teens Get In Legal Trouble For Sexting?