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05Mar 2021

A Fine Point About Your Right To Remain Silent

If you are summoned to the police station to be questioned by the police, you will almost certainly be read your Miranda rights before the questioning begins. These are the familiar "You have the right to remain silent" rights. Everything is pretty clear-cut when it comes to Miranda rights and official interrogation settings. If the police do not read you your rights before an official...

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05Mar 2021

DUI: Back to the Basics

It is important to remember a few things if you are ever stopped or interrogated for suspicion of DUI. It is easy in a moment of panic or pressure to not keep a level head and forget some of your basic rights. Remember, the police want you to talk as much as possible, so keep cool! The most important basic to remember is to remain silent....

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13Jan 2021

Burden Of Proof In Breathalyzer Test Refusal

An interesting appeal happened recently in New Jersey, regarding the burden of proof needed to enforce a suspect to complete a breathalyzer test on suspicion of DUI. A woman had hit the side of a car stopped at a stop light. The responding officer notices that her speech was slurred and her eyes were glassy. She was unable to complete field sobriety tests and refused to take a breathalyzer. She...

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05Jan 2021

Innovation In Trial Readiness

The best way for a criminal defense attorney to serve their client is to be prepared for trial. Prosecutors are very often overloaded with cases and they have to pick and choose which ones they really want to prepare for. They are also not obligated to prosecute misdemeanor charges in most of the country. This gives the defendant that has hired their own personal attorney an advantage. Your personal attorney...

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23Oct 2020

Claiming A "Medical Issue" To Avoid Arrest Could Mean Trouble

Some people are so terrified of being locked up in a jail cell, for any length of time, they will either actually have a panic attack and request to be taken to the hospital, or they will "fake" having a heart or another serious issue requiring law enforcement to take them to the hospital.It is true that all emergency personnel must take anyone complaining of potentially life-threatening symptoms to a...

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