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June 2016 Archives

Supreme Court ruling challenges Fourth Amendment protections

A recent 5-3 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has caused considerable concern by those who believe it jeopardizes people's Fourth Amendment rights by allowing police to stop and search them and seize evidence simply based on the fact that they have an outstanding arrest warrant. That evidence, according to the ruling, can be used against the person even if it has nothing to do with the outstanding warrant.

How is your driving impaired when you're under the legal limit?

One person dies approximately every hour in this country in a drunk-driving accident. That disturbing statistic is courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As summer gets into full swing and people increasing head to barbeques, pool parties, concerts and ballparks, the number of drivers getting behind the wheel with alcohol in their system increases.

Why would you use the crime of passion defense?

The crime of passion defense is basically just a claim that you reacted instinctively when committing a crime, responding to your emotions without thinking. A common example of this type of crime is when someone finds his or her spouse engaging in infidelity and attacks the couple.

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