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March 2013 Archives

Gun photo causes stir, but police refrain from unlawful search

In this era of social media and online interactivity, it is easy for the lines of privacy to get blurred. In that context, many people who use Twitter of Facebook (or other social media platforms) may feel like they can say pretty much anything on these websites with little recourse. This is most definitely not the case, and it is easy for a simple misunderstanding to quickly turn into a serious matter.

Registered sex offenders booted by 'pocket parks'

Being registered as a sex offender is already a terrible fate for those guilty of sex crimes. They have committed a regrettable offense and have been punished for it -- the registry only adds to their woe in the future. Are we advocating that the sex offender registry be tossed out? No -- but the treatment that people on the registry receive does not help them to rebuild their lives.

South Carolina DUI case dismissed because of botched breath test

One of the common themes on our blog is the requirement of police to conduct their investigation in an appropriate manner. In the absence of upholding such standards, a defendant in a criminal case could see their case dropped; or, at the very least, some evidence could be deemed inadmissible.

Man contests medical marijuana charges, enters plea deal

The severity of a drug crime is not reserved simply for the punishment that can be dealt to a defendant. Many of the consequences of a drug crime are only apparent until after the entire ordeal is over. A person convicted of a drug crime may never share the same relationships he once had with family and friends; and professionally, the convicted individual may lose his job or find it very difficult to obtain work in the wake of the crime.