Charles Short

Charles Short

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

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U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant Generally Required to Search Information on a Cell Phone, Even Incident to Arrest

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that police officers must generally secure a warrant before searching through the contents of a cell phone of a person they arrest. This decision will have important implications for...more

7/21/2014 - Arrest Cell Phones Fourth Amendment Mobile Devices Riley v California SCOTUS Search Warrant Telecommunications

New Commutation Guidance Presents Opportunities For Relief

A petition for commutation (reduction) of sentence represents a possible — though difficult — avenue for relief for individuals convicted of crimes who have exhausted their opportunities for appellate remedies. Recent...more

5/15/2014 - Commutation Agreements DOJ

High Court Deals Major Blow To Criminal Defendants

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Kaley v. United States, 571 U.S. __, Case No. 12-464 (Feb. 25, 2014) essentially finds that the grand jury should have the last word. The Kaley case involved the right to counsel when...more

3/19/2014 - Due Process Fifth Amendment Frozen Assets Kaley v. United States Probable Cause Right To Counsel SCOTUS Search & Seizure Sixth Amendment

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