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- Expert Witness Testimony: When Police Brutality Occurs
Police brutality is being increasingly noticed throughout the country through the use of electronic surveillance equipment and the rise of the smartphone. With a camera and a video recorder at the touch of a fingertip, anyone is able to record almost any incident that may transpire.
- Is Social Media Protected by the First Amendment?
On February 27, 2017, for the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court discussed social media in the context of the First Amendment, recognizing social media as “a crucially important channel of political communication,” arguably deserving of First Amendment protection.
- Weapons at Work: Texas Law and Business Policy
With both constitutional and statutory protections for citizens to carry arms, businesses are faced with walking a fine line between providing a safe work environment, reducing business liability, protecting business reputation and standing, and restricting personal freedom.
- Illegal Search and Seizures in Illinois Police Misconduct Cases
The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution grants every citizen the right to protection from unlawful searches and seizures at the hands of the police, even if you are under investigation or facing criminal charges. Because you have the right to security in your own person and your own home, police misconduct charges can be filed if these rights are violated, or if an illegal search is performed.
- When Do Police Have To Read You Your Rights?
Incriminating statements collected during a "conversation" be used against you if you haven't been read your Miranda rights? The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in the case of United States v. Swan late last year ruled yes, because you were not in custody when you made the statements.
- Litigating Georgia Implied Consent Law Motions to Obtain Exclusion of Breath Test Evidence
Georgia implied consent law is outdated, flawed and incomplete. A Georgia DUI Lawyer must know how to challenge the admissibility of implied consent in pretrial motions, to help win the DUI case
- Is Double Jeopardy Implicated when a Court Increases a Sentence Multiple Times?
When a person has been convicted for one crime, he or she cannot be convicted of the same crime again. This means he or she is not subject to multiple punishments for this same offense against the law. However, there are several complications that may lead to other complexities in the case.
- Resisting Arrest during a Protest
While the rights to assemble and to have free speech are provided under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, a person can sometimes be found criminally culpable for actions taken during a protest or demonstration.
- Prisoners’ Rights
Many people recognize that when they are incarcerated that they lose many rights, including the right to privacy, the right to assemble and the right to free speech. However, simply being incarcerated does not mean that all important constitutional rights are extinguished.
- Station House Detention Laws
Station house detention places are those that hold specific suspects in police stations so that they may be questioned and interviewed through an investigation of crimes that these persons may be involved in or have participated in with others.