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- Arlington Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Not Created Equal - Differences Between a Good & Poor Choice
Regardless of the crime you have been accused of, it's important to your freedom, career, and reputation to choose a capable criminal defense attorney in Arlington. What most people fail to realize is that one defense lawyer may be good, while another may not reach the best possible result in a case. What's the difference, and what does a good criminal defense lawyer do that perhaps a poor criminal defense attorney doesn't?
- How Mental Health Affects Custody
Raising a child is a demanding and challenging endeavor. This can pose problems for parents who suffer from a mental illness.
- Search & Seizure Law: Exclusionary Rule Applies at Probation Hearing in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dramatically re-interpreted search and seizure law for people who are serving sentences of probation or parole. In Commonwealth v. Arter, the Court ruled that “illegally-obtained evidence which is suppressed during criminal proceedings should likewise be suppressed during parole and probation revocation proceedings pursuant to Article I, Section 8 of the Pennsylvania Constitution.”
- Can I Use Marijuana While on Probation or Parole in Colorado?
Marijuana is a federal offense, but for residents of Colorado, Marijuana is legal medically and recreationally. So what are CO residents' rights in using Marijuana while on probation or parole? Check out this article by Denver Criminal Defense Attorney, Colin Bresee, to learn more.
- Does Law Enforcement Need A Warrant To Search My House If I Am On Probation?
An issue that frequently comes up when litigating motions to suppress in drug and weapons cases is whether the police or probation department need a search warrant to search the house of a someone who is on probation. Both the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions require law enforcement to get a search warrant before conducting a search of a residence. However, there are a few limited exceptions to this rule. Two of those exceptions apply to people who are on probation or parole.
- Marijuana May Be Scheduled Down from Level I Status
DEA may reschedule marijuana with a lower schedule on the Federal Scale.
- First Time Drug Offense Sentencing in Georgia
Many times a criminal defendant is a first time offender. The defendant may be a generally good person, who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Regardless of how the drug crime came about or was committed, is it really fair for someone who is a first time drug offender to be treated as a serious criminal for one misstep? Is there anyway that a first time offender can get a break?
- Florida May Allow for Lower Sentences for Drug Traffickers
Drug Trafficking charges in Florida are basically only trumped up possession charges. This means that to prove drug trafficking, the state attorney only needs to prove that the defendant possessed a certain amount of a controlled substance – this amount is defined by Florida Statute 893.135 and is different for each drug.
- Confidential Informants and Search Warrants in Ohio
In many drug cases in Ohio, law enforcement officers use a confidential informant, also known as a CI. The confidential informant is often facing his or her own criminal charges. Law enforcement officers will negotiate with the confidential information, sometimes through the informant’s criminal defense attorney, for cooperation in setting up another person.
- Limits on the Admissibility of Vouching During Criminal Interviews in Georgia
Limiting the admissibility of personal vouching by law enforcement during criminal interviews and case law that supports such limits is discussed is discussed in this article. Vouching by law enforcement as to their abilities is not uncommon, and it must be guarded against.