Prosecutorial misconduct

Why are corporations acting as prosecutors in our criminal courts?

Why are corporations acting as prosecutors in our criminal courts?

A few weeks ago I had to sit through a morning of bench trials in one of our local magistrate...

Lawyer and police misconduct update

Lawyer and police misconduct update

Lexington attorney Richard Breibart has been indicted in federal court on multiple wire fraud and extortion charges.  The closing of...

D.C. defense lawyer convicted of fabricating evidence

D.C. defense lawyer convicted of fabricating evidence

D.C. criminal defense lawyer Charles Daum was convicted at a bench trial on Friday of charges related to manufacturing evidence...

Lexington County Solicitor Donnie Myers stopped for DUI again

Lexington County Solicitor Donnie Myers stopped for DUI again

He was stopped for DUI, and the narrative in the article, taken from the video, reads like a typical incident...

One year suspension recommended for Florida prosecutor’s ex parte contacts with judge

One year suspension recommended for Florida prosecutor’s ex parte contacts with judge

Former Florida homicide prosecutor Howard Scheinberg was found guilty of professional misconduct and a referee for the Florida bar has...

Andrew Thomas and Lisa Aubuchon disbarred

Andrew Thomas and Lisa Aubuchon disbarred

Former Maricopa County, Arizona, Attorney Andrew Thomas and his deputy, Lisa Aubuchon, were disbarred today.  Another deputy, Rachel Alexander, was...

Cell phone tracking by police is now routine

Cell phone tracking by police is now routine

According to an article published yesterday in the NY Times citing thousands of documents obtained by the ACLU from 205...

Highway Patrol threatens jail time for traffic violations

Highway Patrol threatens jail time for traffic violations

Trooper D.P. Boulware of the S.C. Highway Patrol has been sending letters to people charged with minor traffic violations, threatening...

PCR – can the prosecutor withhold the audio/video of a drug transaction prior to trial

PCR – can the prosecutor withhold the audio/video of a drug transaction prior to trial

In Hyman v. State, decided March 14, 2012, the S.C. Supreme Court held that it is sufficient that the defendant’s...

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...