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  • Cops, Guns, and Marijuana in Hawaii

    Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii for quite some time, and as with most medical states, this means screening individuals to allow them to obtain a prescription and also registering them as medical marijuana patients. But Hawaii’s medical registry is different in that it not only confirms the medical access for the patient, but the list is accessible for other purposes.

  • Could Missouri's New Expungement Law Help You Clean Up Your Criminal Record?

    Missouri Senate Bill 588 (also referred to as SB 588) goes into effect on January 1st of 2018. If you have been convicted of a crime, how may the passage of this bill affect you?

  • Juvenile Justice: Can Video Featuring Juveniles Be Used to Apprehend Them?

    The juvenile justice system is set up much differently than the traditional justice system because it focuses on rehabilitation and countering negative behavior. Therefore, there are often additional safeguards that prevent the disclosure of information that identifies the juvenile. Whether video featuring potential criminal action by juveniles can be released depends on state law and circumstance surrounding the action.

  • Crime of Forging Deeds in California

    Forging a deed in California is similar in how the person is charged with a criminal offense and then arrested, but there are some differences based on the factors of the case and what the perpetrator accomplished. When the individual has knowingly filed, registered or recorded untrue or forged paperwork with a government office, he or she has forged a deed.

  • Our Criminal Justice System – Almost 20 Things Clients Should Know

    There are many myths and misconceptions about the criminal justice system. People should be prepared with knowledge when personally confronted with the police and the system.

  • Can Suing the U.S. Attorney General Make Medical Marijuana Legal?

    Alexis Bortell is a 12 year old girl who suffers from epilepsy. Most of her life she experienced frequent seizures and the treatments she used did not alleviate her symptoms. Then the family doctor in Texas suggested they try cannabis.

  • Medical Expert Witnesses in Death Penalty Cases

    Medical expert witnesses are often hired and used for various cases in prosecution and defense alike, and these professionals are able to explain various pieces of evidence. Through an understanding of the subject matter, these individuals are capable of explaining things to the jury or judge that were confusing or misunderstood previously.

  • Use of Force Experts Testify in Police Brutality Cases

    Police brutality cases are often experienced when officers are not trained properly, have been subjected to pressure or abuse in their lives or have certain views such as racism or sexism. When these incidents occur, it is generally important to hire an expert witness that is able to explain why they actions occur and how the victim needs compensation to recover.

  • Contesting the Use of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory Testing in New Jersey Criminal Cases

    Like several other states, New Jersey may use the Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI-III) when evaluating a defendant. However, serious concerns regarding this test have been raised. An effective defense may include challenging the results of any such tests.

  • What Are the Charges for Marijuana Possession in Florida?

    Unlike many other states, Florida has not decreased its potential punishments or reclassified marijuana as a less serious drug at the time of publication. Possession of marijuana even in small amounts can lead to significant penalties.

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