When is the victim the prosecutor’s client?

When is the victim the prosecutor’s client?

The Indiana Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a prosecutor for allowing the victim in a case to dictate the terms of...

S.C. police misconduct update

S.C. police misconduct update

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Dale Perdue was fired and charged with burglary third degree, petit larceny, and misconduct in office...

Power – the slippery slope

Power – the slippery slope

The Montrose County, Colorado, District Attorney Myrl Serra has been disbarred following his convictions for criminal extortion, unlawful sexual contact,...

Atlantic Beach mayor arrested again

Atlantic Beach mayor arrested again

Retha Pierce was arrested for DUI Sunday night in Conway, S.C. Although she had prescription drugs on her, her breathalyzer...

Local officers who have moved on

Local officers who have moved on

I’ve begun compiling a list of local officers who have left law enforcement, gone to other agencies, been fired for...

Tallahassee to pay $2.6 Million settlement for Rachel Hoffman’s death

Tallahassee to pay $2.6 Million settlement for Rachel Hoffman’s death

The City of Tallahassee is set to pay a $2.6 Million dollar settlement for the death of Rachel Hoffman, a...

New Yorkers jailed for putting their feet up on the subway

New Yorkers jailed for putting their feet up on the subway

According to a NY Times article, New Yorkers are routinely jailed for not sitting properly on subway seats: It is...

Observations at Preliminary hearings

Observations at Preliminary hearings

1) The Horry County Public Defenders Office waives all preliminary hearings, without regard to the client’s case or whether the...

Substantial circumstantial evidence – State v. Odems

Substantial circumstantial evidence – State v. Odems

In State v. Odems, decided on December 28, 2011, the S.C. Supreme Court looked at how much circumstantial evidence is...

Jury selection in magistrate court

Jury selection in magistrate court

In State v. Johnson, decided January 4, 2012, the S.C. Court of Appeals held that section 22-2-90 of the South...