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May 31, 2017

Police Violence Is Not Just An American Problem

Police violence and misconduct is well-documented in the United States. It’s an issue that receives a lot of media attention — sometimes so much so that it’s easy to wonder if other countries experience such serious social and criminal justice issues. According to a recent article, police violence occurs in other countries, too. In Germany, for example, there are currently an average of 1...
Police Violence Is Not Just An American Problem
May 30, 2017

Can Police Search School Lockers?

According to an April 2017 report, police in Georgia conducted a drug dog sweep of a high school, then followed it up with pat down searches of 900 students. Some students said the searchers were “aggressive.” School officials stated that they did not authorize the searches. The report states that many parents and school administrators are angry about the personal searches of students. It...
Can Police Search School Lockers?
May 28, 2017

War on Drugs? Dallas Drug Defense Lawyer Weighs!

Dallas Drug Defense Lawyer  News: The “war on drugs” was a policy created by the Nixon Administration in the early 1970s. Under the policy, courts adopted a no-tolerance policy for drug offenses. The most noticeable effect of the policy was a massive increase in the U.S. prison population. The federal government also began to direct many funds toward federal drug control agencies. The pol...
War on Drugs? Dallas Drug Defense Lawyer Weighs!
May 08, 2017

Charged With A Crime? Stay Off Social Media

If you have a Facebook page or Twitter account (or both), you’re not alone. The number of social media users has exploded over the past decade. Recent statistics reveal that 78 percent of people in the United States have one or more social media accounts. Facebook had 1 billion users as of 2016, and Twitter had 320 million the same year. People use social media to broadcast all sorts of d...
Charged With A Crime? Stay Off Social Media
May 04, 2017

Don’t Be A Victim Of Summer Crimes

Most people enjoy the summer. Warm temperatures and much-needed vacations are almost universally loved. However, summer is not without its downsides. Certain crimes, including household crimes, peak in the summer months. To avoid being a victim of a summer crime, keep the following tips in mind. Lock Your Car When the weather heats up, you might be tempted to leave your windows do...
Don’t Be A Victim Of Summer Crimes
April 06, 2017

Lawyer Explains - Can You Be Charged With Sending A “Dangerous” Tweet?

Like it or not, social media is a part of everyday life. Facebook has more than one billion active users, and Twitter counts 317 million people among its active users. Furthermore, a growing number of people use social media as part of their jobs, and some jobs even require social sharing and interaction in the job description. Facebook, Twitter, and the various other social apps are a fo...
Lawyer Explains - Can You Be Charged With Sending A “Dangerous” Tweet?
April 04, 2017

Virginia Governor Pardons Four Men Wrongfully Convicted Of Sexual Assault

As reported in the Washington Post, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently pardoned four men who were wrongfully convicted of the 1997 sexual assault and murder of an 18-year-old woman. The police detective in charge of the original investigation is now serving time in prison for police misconduct in an unrelated case. He was convicted in 2010 of accepting payments from defendants in ...
Virginia Governor Pardons Four Men Wrongfully Convicted Of Sexual Assault
April 03, 2017

What Do You Know About Your Right To Counsel?

No matter how many police or courtroom dramas you’ve watched, few things can truly prepare you for being taken into police custody or questioned by the cops. When your blood pressure is spiking and your heart is beating out of your chest, it’s easy to forget your rights — assuming you understand them in the first place. According to the School of Public Affairs at the American University ...
What Do You Know About Your Right To Counsel?
March 27, 2017

Texas Jury Reform Would Limit Prosecutors In Grand Jury Proceedings

If passed, a proposal that’s currently before Texas lawmakers would make it mandatory for prosecutors to share evidence that could help a suspect’s case with grand juries. According to a Texas Tribune report, two versions of the same proposed law have been filed by both Democratic and Republican state lawmakers, meaning the bill has bipartisan support. What Is a Grand Jury? A grand jury...
Texas Jury Reform Would Limit Prosecutors In Grand Jury Proceedings
March 21, 2017

SCOTUS Hears Arguments On State Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook

It may be hard to believe, but the social networking site Facebook has only been around since 2004. Since its founding, it has accumulated 1.86 billion monthly active users. The site has become a popular way to communicate with friends, share photos, reach customers, and reconnect with old acquaintances. For registered sex offenders in North Carolina, however, Facebook is off limits. The ...
SCOTUS Hears Arguments On State Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook