Jury trials

2683 days

2683 days

That’s 7 years, 4 months, and 3 days. Two years and two months ago, I received a letter from an...

It turns out the “crack” was not in plain view, after all

It turns out the “crack” was not in plain view, after all

An associate had a drug case pending in Marion County that was supposed to go to trial this week. The...

Smoke and mirrors

Smoke and mirrors

Not guilty on CDVHAN (criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature), kidnapping, and burglary in Georgetown County today....

How to testify

How to testify

Brian Tannebaum has a post about Michelle Santamaria, the daughter of Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria, who got a...

Alabama judge acquitted of sex charges (maybe)

Alabama judge acquitted of sex charges (maybe)

Former Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas originally had 103 charges leveled against him involving paddling and sexually abusing inmates...

Trial preparation

Trial preparation

A few weeks ago I met with a group of Trial Lawyers College/ regional grads in Charleston to work up...

Boston lawyer acquitted of drug charges

Boston lawyer acquitted of drug charges

In 2007, Kevin L. Barron, a federal criminal defense lawyer in Boston, was accused of smuggling 4.8 grams of heroin...

Reverse Batson

Reverse Batson

In State v. Edwards, the South Carolina Supreme Court reversed the defendants’ murder convictions because the trial judge improperly granted...

Proffers

Proffers

It is standard practice for prosecutors to use co-defendants or other persons with pending charges to testify at trials, with...

Should police officers prosecute their own misdemeanor cases?

Should police officers prosecute their own misdemeanor cases?

Personally, I do not think that they should, and I agree with the quote below. In New Mexico, police unions...