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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

Police Arrest 26 in Ohio Drug Trafficking Ring

In mid-March of this year, 26 individuals were arrested in relation to a drug trafficking case in Southeast Ohio. In addition, warrants were issued for 17 other people. ...more

Know Your Rights When You’re Under Arrest

In New York, the police take their duties very seriously — even when it comes to laughter. Long Island resident Robert Schiavelli was chuckling in his living room until police charged him with disturbing the peace....more

Top 3 Ways to Get Arrested

Many people believe that it is impossible to prevent an arrest from occurring after being stopped. But in many situations, your behavior and the decisions you make greatly influence whether police arrest you....more

Criminal Defense Update: New DOJ Policy Promotes Recording Arrestee Interviews

The Department of Justice has released a new policy that establishes a “presumption” in favor of recording post-arrest interviews of individuals in the custody of the FBI, DEA, ATF, or U.S. Marshals Service. The policy,...more

Combatting DUI: Common Defense Strategies

One of the most common misconceptions about DUI/OVI arrests is that building a legal defense is a futile endeavor. Truthfully, and depending on the unique circumstances of your case, there are many approaches your attorney...more

You’ve Been Arrested, Now What?

Fear. Anxiety. Anger. Frustration. These are all common emotions people experience after an arrest. If you are arrested for any type of crime — state or federal — it is important that you remain calm....more

Hot Employment Topics For 2014 Part V: Use Of Arrests And Convictions In The Employment Process

This is the fifth of a seven-part series describing "Hot Employment Topics for 2014." Part V focuses upon "Use of Arrests and Convictions in the Employment Process." One hot topic in 2014 will be the issue of employer...more

Are Pre-Crime Arrests Valid In Ohio?

Man arrested on drug charges with no drugs in sight - During a routine traffic stop for speeding in Northeast Ohio in November 2013, a driver was arrested when state troopers discovered a hidden compartment in his...more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Court Refuses to Narrow Definition of Penal Code Section 69

Conviction Under Penal Code Section 69 Does Not Require Proof Force Was Directed Toward or Used On Any Officer - Overview: Penal Code Section 69, in part, makes it a crime to knowingly resist, with force or violence,...more

False Arrests Raise Serious Questions About DUI Protocol

A Tampa attorney who was recently the subject of a dubious plot to discredit his efforts in a high-profile defamation case may be scratching his head and wondering how premeditated harassment falls into any law enforcement...more

Steps To Take If Arrested For Drugs In Ohio

Drug crimes carry a stigma. If convicted of possessing, selling, manufacturing or trafficking drugs, you could lose your freedom for a very long time. ...more

What Are Your Rights?

Being arrested for any type of crime can be an intimidating experience; simply being stopped or frisked by police can be nerve-wracking. Unfortunately, many people stopped or arrested by police do not realize that they have...more

Myths About The Criminal Justice System

If you are like most people, you are not concerned with the criminal justice system unless you find yourself under its supervision. Thanks to the Internet and other media sources, many myths exist regarding the criminal...more

What Are the Basic Steps Involved in a Criminal Defense Case?

Maybe you have just been arrested for a DUI or OVI. Or perhaps police have taken you into custody following a rigorous white-collar crime investigation. ...more

Maritime Attachment And Arrest . . . What Are They And Why Should I Care?

“A ship may be here today and gone tomorrow, not to return for an indefinite period, perhaps never. Assets of its owner . . . within the jurisdiction today, may be transferred elsewhere or paid off tomorrow.”...more

Eight Lawmakers Arrested in Immigration Rally

A massive immigration rally held last week resulted in the arrests of approximately 200 people, among them eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The protesters assembled outside the nation’s Capitol on October 8...more

Questions To Ask Your Drug Crime Defense Attorney

You have just been arrested for selling drugs in Ohio. Police have taken you downtown and taken your fingerprints, photo and other pertinent information. ...more

Close Encounters With Law Enforcement

Police reports often describe an officer’s initial contact with a citizen as a consensual encounter. And these so-called consensual encounters sometimes result in searches of the person or car and ultimately in arrests....more

Miami Arrest of Bolivian Anti-Corruption Head Vindicates Former Aerosur Owner, Says Attorney Michael Diaz Jr.

Miami, Florida – The FBI arrest Saturday, Aug. 31, of Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, for attempting to extort money from former Aerosur Airlines owner Humberto Roca, [United...more

Maryland v. King: Supreme Court Rules On DNA Collection From Arrestees

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently validated laws permitting law enforcement to take DNA samples from criminal suspects after they have been arrested for serious crimes....more

Use Of Force Has To Be Justifiable

Arrests often follow a chase, a struggle or even a fight and may require force to subdue a suspect....more

Question Of Fact Exists Whether Officer Had Probable Cause To Arrest A Man Sleeping In A Car For DUI; Judges Grapple Over Standard...

In Romo v. Largen, on interlocutory appeal, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the Western District of Michigan's decision that reasonable minds could differ as to whether Officer Jeff Largen had probable cause to arrest Candido...more

It Is Not A Federal Crime To Touch Someone Who Says They Want To Have Sex With You, Even If You're Gay

John Doe (not his real name - but the guy shouldn't be singled out any more than he already has been. If you really want to see his name, it's on the opinion from the Fourth Circuit) wanted to have gay sex with a stranger....more

BB&K Police Bulletin: Detention and Seizure - Voluntary Relinquishment of Identification Card Does Not Constitute Seizure

Overview: A California appellate court recently ruled that the voluntary relinquishment of one’s identification card, upon request by a law enforcement officer, did not constitute a detention or seizure under the...more

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