18 Jul 2014
Perhaps you had a few drinks and hit a stop sign…or a tree…or a curb. Or you were swerving from lane to lane…or driving erratically. The police came along and checked your driver’s license. They asked you to do some field sobriety tests. Recite the alphabet…without singing it. Stand on one foot. Count backwards from 100 to 87. Walk 9 steps heal to toe, then turn around and walk back. Maybe they asked you to take a breath test.
I don’t intend on giving you a full history of this great attorney, but suffice it to say he took on the most unpopular defendants in the biggest crime of his day. He was able to win acquittal for six of them and reduced charges for the remaining two. His belief in rule by law wasn’t blinded by prejudice or the anxious feelings of war.
06 Mar 2013
Whenever a small child doesn’t get its way, it may cry or throw a tantrum, because that is all it knows. Whenever society doesn’t like anything it often reacts with similar unconsciousness by declaring, “There ought to be a law.”
Don’t get me wrong. I believe in rule by law. However, I also know that laws don’t solve every problem or social ill. Those who believe they will have been overzealous of late, particularly when it comes to imposing law over the judicial system.
22 Feb 2013
All right. You’re all under arrest!
—Sheriff Behan from Tombstone – 1993
Don’t be ridiculous, we can’t all be under arrest. Maybe. But in today’s environment of laws against everything, any person could be placed under arrest, at any time, or in any place. Do you think that is true? Many believe it is.
26 Oct 2012
25 Oct 2012
I’m excited to start this blog. I’ll be sharing infographic, informational posts, and interesting takes on criminal defense law. In the coming weeks, I’ll adding more and more posts to my blog, giving you a resource of information if you ever have a question about criminal defense.
So, check back often for new posts.