War on drugs

A New York State Judge’s view on legalization of marijuana

A New York State Judge’s view on legalization of marijuana

New York State Judge Gustin L. Reichbach has experienced first hand living with cancer, and the medicinal benefits of marijuana,...

Indictments in murder for hire plot

Indictments in murder for hire plot

Seven defendants were indicted in a “murder for hire” plot that included three men from South Carolina.¬† All I know...

State v. Adams – GPS monitor is an unlawful search but so what

State v. Adams – GPS monitor is an unlawful search but so what

In State v. Adams, decided April 25, 2012, the S.C. Court of Appeals held that the placement of a GPS...

Prison Nation

Prison Nation

Keeping the conversation alive about our country’s ridiculous propensity for locking up its citizens, Fareed Zakaria did a spot on...

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...

Crash the system

Crash the system

“The system of mass incarceration depends almost entirely on the cooperation of those it seeks to control.” A NY Times...

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...

Manufacturing Marijuana

Manufacturing Marijuana

Thanks to some recent comments on our local listserve, I went back and read the definitions of “manufacture” and “marijuana”...

State v. Jackson – possession requires more than mere presence/ mere suspicion

State v. Jackson – possession requires more than mere presence/ mere suspicion

In State v. Jackson, decided October 5, 2011, the S.C. Court of Appeals reversed Jackson’s conviction for possession with intent...

Something sinister lurks beneath

Something sinister lurks beneath

Some time ago, during a plea hearing on trafficking cocaine charges, the prosecutor said to the judge something like, Judge,...