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Indiana's law on double jeopardy
Ever wonder how Double Jeopardy works in Indiana? Take a moment to read our most recent blog on the subject...you might be surprised at what you find.
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We have reached the end! My final post in a series on expungements in Arizona and the benefits of hiring an attorney to do it. 
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There is hope for our systems, no matter how broken they are. A conservative state, a veto from a Governor who staunchly supports the DP, and a Congressional Override. How incredibly invigorating for anyone in our profession that's feeling quixotic.
Nebraska became the first conservative state in 40 years to ban the death penalty after legislators voted to override the governor’s veto.
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Reasonable Mistake of Law Justifies a Seizure

The Illinois Supreme Court has wasted no time in adopting the idea that there is no Fourth Amendment violation when a police officer is reasonably mistaken about the traffic law he or she says they are enforcing.

All this means a cop:

*CAN pull over a car
*Even though they are wrong
*About what the traffic law means
*If this mistake was reasonable

Should alarm bells be going off? Does this mean the exclusionary rule is dead or dying? Do cops have an incentive to stay ignorant about the traffic laws? Even when cops know the law, will they fake ignorance to justify a stop?

I talk about the cases and address these concerns in podcast episode 073. 

Click below to get some answers:

http://illinoiscaselaw.com/073-traffic-stop-based-on-reasonable-mistake-of-law-is-not-illegal/
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It's just Unconstitutional. I have heard similar stories about this from client's. Not good.
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Walters Gilbreath is always here for providing you best Child Custody Service in Houston TX. Visit us …. http://bit.ly/1OayfQZ
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What is the #punishment in the Orange County, CA area for Contributing to the #DelinquencyofaMinor ?

#orangecountycriminaldefenselawyer

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Find out how someone in the Cleveland area could find themselves facing charges for #illegalpossession of #marijuanaparaphernalia .

#clevelandmarijuanaparaphernaliadefenseattorney

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Joseph Patituce

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What are the #fieldsobrietytests used by police in the Cincinnati area for an #OVItrafficstop ?

#ovidefenselawyercincinnati

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Matthew Reisig

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If you are #chargedwithkidnapping in New Jersey, how long could you serve for #prisontime if convicted?

#newjerseykidnappingdefenseattorney

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At your Dayton area #arraignmenthearing , should you enter a #nocontestplea ? A guilty plea? Or a not guilty plea?

#daytonareacriminaldefenseattorney

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It's always good to see the problem of overcriminalization in the headlines. No matter your politics, this quote from the article sums up why we can all disagree with the prosecution: "He literally faces felony counts and years in prison for hiding an agreement to pay someone claiming to have been victimized by him, an agreement that is perfectly legal when done with lawyers as part of an actual or threatened court case."
One can revile the former House speaker while still recognizing the disturbing aspects of the U.S. justice system revealed by his indictment.
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Former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court Norman Fletcher convinced there is no justification for continuing to impose death sentences, noting the high cost of capital cases and that the #DeathPenalty is not fairly and consistently applied.
"Capital punishment must be permanently halted, without exception."
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Hopefully, coming to a police department near you, the United States Justice Department...
The Cleveland police department has agreed to follow some of the most exacting standards in the nation over how and when its officers can use force, part of a settlement with the Justice Department.
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"In 2014, Florida alone had 676 drunk driving fatalities, with drivers having a .08% BAC or higher. This represents around 28% of all traffic-related deaths that year."

http://www.criminaldefenseattorneyjacksonville.com/news/florida-drunk-driving-penalties-and-statistics

#DUI  
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Graham Donath

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What is considered to be #criminalnegligence in the case of Contributing to the #DelinquencyofaMinor in the area of Southern California?

#southerncaliforniacriminaldefenseattorney

http://goo.gl/06su9c
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Joseph Patituce

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In the Cleveland area, being arrested for #DeceptionToObtainADangerousDrug is a serious offense. These are #felonycharges with the potential to penalize a defendant with a long prison sentence if convicted.

#clevelanddrugcrimesdefenselawyer

http://goo.gl/eNxMws
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This fun little read takes a look at arrests that are most common at the Indy 500
The Indy 500 is an event that leads to a number of arrests, here is a look at 10 of the most common.
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Someone in a #domesticviolence situation may find themselves facing charges of making #terroristicthreats . What is the other way someone could find themselves facing these charges?

#newjerseyterroristicthreatsdefenseattorney

http://goo.gl/11T0Ri
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Is it possible to get an #OVIconviction #expunged in the Dayton, Ohio area?

#daytonareaovidefenselawyer

http://goo.gl/b2LVPR
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