Trial to begin this week in Highway Patrol case

Trial to begin this week in Highway Patrol case

The civil rights trial of trooper Steve Garren is set to begin this week. He is charged with violating the...

Sentence reduction as a remedy for prosecutorial misconduct

Sentence reduction as a remedy for prosecutorial misconduct

Doug Berman at Sentencing Law and Policy last week highlighted an Iowa district court opinion in which U.S. District Court...

Buzzed driving is not drunk driving

Buzzed driving is not drunk driving

Driving down the road today in Myrtle Beach I noticed another billboard proclaiming “Buzzed driving is drunk driving.” More state...

For nine years, lawyer kept client’s secret regarding murder case

For nine years, lawyer kept client’s secret regarding murder case

This story highlights some of the damnable ethical dilemmas that attorneys, in particular criminal defense lawyers, often face. In 1999,...

Veteran’s treatment courts

Veteran’s treatment courts

A client of mine who is also a distinguished combat veteran brought to my attention a bill pending in Congress...

Marijuana arrests increased in 2007

Marijuana arrests increased in 2007

The FBI’s yearly report on crime data was released this week, and shows that a record number of Americans were...

Hood’s execution stayed

Hood’s execution stayed

From Grits for Breakfast: On September 9, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stayed the execution of death row inmate...

Myrtle Beach continues efforts to shut down the May bike rally

Myrtle Beach continues efforts to shut down the May bike rally

For some time now, the city of Myrtle Beach has been working on plans to end the Memorial Day Harley...

Copy and paste DUI reports

Copy and paste DUI reports

Lawrence Taylor expounds on the practice of police officers using pre-written arrest reports in drunk driving cases – writing out...

Criminal defense lawyer’s office searched in New Jersey

Criminal defense lawyer’s office searched in New Jersey

In the third search of a criminal defense lawyer’s office since spring, a federal judge in New Jersey is allowing...