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Your Right to Remain Silent

I have written about the right to remain silent before and the importance of exercising it. In recent days, a light has been turned on police mis-conduct in a way which has not been seen in several decades. I want to discuss with you today just such a situation.

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Protests, Police & Performance

I am going to spent the next few minutes discussing the history (of sorts) of how we got to the current level of anger and frustration. Then I have some suggestions for you and others. Much of the issue lies in the laissez-faire (or non-interference) approach to the police which arose some almost forty years ago.

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Are Lawyers Fungible?

Are lawyers so interchangeable? The answer is both yes and no. To explain the contrary sounding answer it is necessary to delve a little deeper into its basis.

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Patience & Perseverance

“THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”, so said Thomas Paine in 1776.

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Some Gun Law Observations

Some gun law observations. I conduct a seminar for lawyers that focuses on gun law violations which are not readily thought of in their daily practices.

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Police Powers Where Are We Headed

I have seen a couple of news stories this past week which bear on issues I have brought to your attention in these blogs. These have to do with the arrest, which is the legal Constitutional concept of seizure as defined by the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Attitudes

Due to the needs of clients, the sudden arrival of Summer and other factors, it has been too long since I was available to share with you my thoughts, opinions, and information regarding the criminal justice system. When last we had an opportunity to visit, it was Law Day.

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Law Day 2019

Today is May 1, 2019, celebrated as Law Day in the United States. As federally-recognized special days or semi-holidays this is a rather recent addition.

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Searches and Seizures What Are They?

Let’s look at some typical situations and discuss whether or not, as a matter of law, they constitute a search or a seizure.

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Your 4th Amendment Rights

It has been sometime since I last had the opportunity to discuss your rights with you, as memorialized by the Constitution, specifically the Bill of Rights. I would like to continue to discuss with you the protections which you have under the 4th Amendment.

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