September 4, 2013

The Current State of Expungement Laws — Part III: Ban the Box Law

Beginning in January 2014, applying to private employers for people with a criminal history will change. Before now, this expungement law applied to public employers. The […]
August 29, 2013

The Current State of Expungement Laws —Part II: Inherent Authority Expungement

The only other way to get your records expunged is by requesting the court do so under its “inherent authority.” This way is not as beneficial […]
August 27, 2013

The Current State of Expungement Laws —Part I: Statutory Expungement

Having a criminal record can severely limit anyone’s ability to get a job or housing or financial assistance. Fortunately, there is a way to “erase” your […]
August 7, 2013

Sentencing: How Important Is This?

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. ~Abraham Lincoln The majority of cases make it to sentencing. The only ones that […]
May 31, 2013

Breath Tests in DWI Cases

If you are pulled over and suspected of drinking while driving, a couple things happen immediately. First, the officer will administer field sobriety tests. These can […]
May 7, 2013

DWI-DUI Law and Implied Consent

Because so many people have a DWI (or DUI) on their record, you may think the law is simple and easy to understand. It is also […]
April 16, 2013

Mother of Child Abduction Victim Eases up on Laws

We’ve all heard of the Jacob Wetterling case: young boy on his bike is taken by a stranger, never to be seen again. It’s a terribly […]
April 3, 2013

The Differing Roles of Criminal Law Attorneys

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against.” ~Malcolm X Criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors […]
March 11, 2013

Gideon’s Case

It all started with Clarence Earl Gideon, a poor prisoner in the Florida State Prison. Add to Mr. Gideon a pencil, paper, and insurmountable determination. Mr. […]