Bounty hunters are nothing more than private persons (i.e., not peace officers), especially when it comes to breaking into someone’s home to make an arrest. California’s bounty hunter statutory scheme, which superseded...more
The Elvis impersonator could breath a sigh of relief. After he was arrested last week for suspicion of mailing ricin poison to several public officials, Paul Kevin Curtis was cleared of all charges Tuesday....more
If you are arrested, it is important to avoid panicking and to think clearly to make sure your rights are secured. The Fifth Amendment gives you the right to refuse to discuss allegations with police. Although you may feel...more
As reported yesterday on the Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. website, special prosecutor John Franke has reportedly decided not to charge three Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) officers involved in the death of Derek...more
Overview: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that police could not take into custody a person cited for an infraction (in this case, trespassing) unless the arrestee has no satisfactory identification, refuses...more
A federal court on Mar. 28 struck down an Indiana law, inspired by Arizona’s infamous SB 1070, that reportedly allowed police to arrest immigrants without warrants. With that lawsuit, immigrant advocate groups have basically...more
Knowing your rights and what to do with them is important when you face arrest in Cleveland. The sole focus of our law firm is criminal defense. We handle drug crimes and various state and federal offenses, and we know that...more
You don’t need a lawyer for everything, but there are a few times in life when hiring a lawyer is a necessity....more
On TV, the moment usually comes as sort of an anti-climax — after the big car chase, the running through the streets, the jumping over fences and across rooftops, and maybe even the exchange of gunfire, the cops finally...more
Being arrested or detained by the police is a frightening experience. Here are a few things you should know.
An arrest occurs when a law enforcement officer takes you into custody and you are not free to go. If you are...more
Although every arrest is different, the standard procedure is set forth under Florida Law as follows:
Booking. After an arrest, you are taken to the local jail to be fingerprinted and photographed for your mug shot. If...more
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