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Blog Posts in 2010

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  • Tweeting and Posting your Way into Hot Water
    Tweeting and Posting your Way into Hot Water

    The social media networking boom has changed the way law enforcement gathers evidence in a criminal case. In addition to patrolling the neighborhoods and streets, officers today are also patrolling ...

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  • Has your property been subject to forfeiture? We can help.
    Has your property been subject to forfeiture? We can help.

    Forfeiture is a civil action that is intertwined with criminal law. When an arrest for any offense that involves the manufacturing, sale, or possession for sale of illegal drugs, law enforcement ...

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  • How and Why the Innocent Confess to Crimes They Did Not Commit
    How and Why the Innocent Confess to Crimes They Did Not Commit

    The New York Times published a compelling article by John Schwartz on September 13, 2010 that focused on the puzzling behavior of innocent people confessing to crimes they did not commit. This ...

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  • Los Angeles Launches Interlock Device Test Program for DUI Offenders
    Los Angeles Launches Interlock Device Test Program for DUI Offenders

    California is beginning a pilot program in July of 2010 that will require drivers with Driving Under the Influence convictions (DUI) to use new interlock devices. This program will apply even to first ...

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  • Extradition
    Extradition

    A story that has captured lot of attention recently is the murder of the wife of ex-Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman. The body of Monica Beresford-Redman was found at an exclusive Mexican ...

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  • The Right to Remain Silent--Speak up!
    The Right to Remain Silent--Speak up!

    The United States Supreme Court ruled this week that in order to invoke the "right to remain silent", a person subject to police interrogation must speak up. Because the defendant in Berghuis v. ...

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