Criminal investigators love a good witness. A supposedly impartial third-party observer can tell the court exactly what happened.
America has a long and challenging history with drug use and drug abuse. Opioids are older than the US itself, with use dating back centuries with culturally approved legal use as well as criminal misuse. Today, the opioid crisis in America is leading to a federal crackdown.
Enjoying alcohol at a social event can result in failing a breathalyzer afterwards. You might find yourself misjudging your ability to drive clear-headed. It is often surprising to find out your blood alcohol content exceeds the legal amount (0.08 percent).
If you have a crime on your record, you know how this can have a negative effect on your life. If you have the opportunity to turn your life around by removing that bad mark on your record would you do it? Of course, you would.
No parent wants to imagine his or her child behind the wheel of a car after a night of drinking.
A forceful knock followed by a disembodied voice yelling “Police, open the door!” can induce shock and unquestioning compliance but it is important to understand your rights when faced with a search warrant.
Technology and access to information often advances faster than the law. In many cases, this means law enforcement may be using your cellphone information against you, even if it may not be constitutional to do so. However, a new case before the U.S. Supreme Court could change that.
Question: My son often runs afoul of the law. He’s a good kid, but is having a hard time lately. The cops will come knocking at my door, looking for him. I try to be polite, but they can be pretty persistent and I am wondering a couple of things: Do I have to talk to them, and does he? I’ve heard you shouldn’t talk to an officer without a lawyer present, but can you tell me more about what that means?