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- A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: New North Carolina Law Regarding Body and Dash Cam Footage
In North Carolina, footage from a law enforcement officer’s body or dashboard cameras is not considered a public record or personnel record according to a recently passed law that goes into effect October 1. North Carolina joins five other states—Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Oregon, and South Carolina— in making this determination.
- Injuries Involving the Government
Many injuries occur between private citizens. Some cases involve businesses. These cases tend to be more straight-forward than cases in which the government is named as a defendant due to complex legal issues.
- Gun Laws in Colorado
The Denver Post recently reported that applications for concealed carry permits have skyrocketed in Colorado this year. Some say this is a response to mass shootings, like the recent tragedies in Paris, San Bernardino, Colorado Springs and Orlando, others argue that this kind of increased access to weapons is part of the problem. Regardless of how you feel about guns, Coloradans should know what the rules are in our state.
- It's Time to Prepare for the Legislative Off-Season
It's nearly half-way through the 2016 legislative interim and we’re right around the corner from the 2017 legislative session. For many, this is the perfect time to lay the groundwork for the next legislative session. What can you do to prepare for the next session? With the help of an experienced Texas lobbyist you can begin to prepare your legislation for next session, start a grassroots or media campaign for public support and find the right legislator to sponsor your bill.
- Spoliation in Georgia
The changes made by the Georgia Supreme Court in June of 2015 in regards to spoliation in the State of Georgia.
- Illinois House Votes to Eliminate Red Light Cameras, But Not in Chicago
On April 22, the Illinois House passed a measure that would eliminate red light cameras in about 35 communities, but not in Chicago.
- Police Investigations
Exercise Your Right To Remain Silent. Generally when the police contact an individual who is suspected of a crime, whether or not the subject of that investigation has committed a crime or not, the best advice for that subject is to remain silent.
- Jury Nullification
Jury nullification is making headlines in Denver and in particular in front of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, where activists have been distributing fliers about nullification and fighting charges against other activists who have done the same, since July of this summer.
- Are We Able to Smoke Pot in Public in Colorado Yet?
The short answer at this point is no. While an initiative was introduced earlier this year to permit public smoking in certain areas, activists just announced they are pulling the initiative from the ballot and seeking a more collaborative effort between themselves and local businesses in Denver.
- Laws for Large Breed Dogs in New Jersey
On May 11, 2015 the Responsible Dog Ownership Act was introduced in New Jersey by Democrat assembly members.