Crime bosses always seem to have plenty of money. I’m trying to think of one movie or series where the crime boss ran out of money. Since he has plenty of money he always has the best lawyers. I’ve been doing this 20 years. If I’ve ever had a crime boss for a client he [...]
"Officer, if I am not free to go then I want an attorney."
There has been plenty of press about the opiate epidemic that has swept the United States. CDC opioid death statistics. How the doctors neglect to warn people about the addictive properties of the painkillers which they are liberally prescribing and whether the FDA should approve such addictive substances to begin with are the subject for [...]
Recent Washington Case Again Shows: Don’t Make a Statement to Police Without Counsel When You’re a Suspect
A famous song from the 1960s, borrowing from Jewish and Christian scriptures, states that there is a “time to every purpose under heaven.” Encounters with police can be like that. Which is to say, when interacting with the police, there is a time to be very forthcoming, and there is a time to refrain from [...]
The Limits of the ‘Community Caretaking’ Function Exception in Warrantless Search Cases in Washington
There are a few, but only a limited few, reasons that a law enforcement officer can search your person or possessions without a warrant. If the officer conducts a warrantless search and obtains evidence against you, and you challenge the admission of this evidence at trial, the law requires the state to prove that the [...]