New Jersey to consider allowing police to search cell phones to combat distracted driving
Should You Talk to Federal Law Enforcement?
The United States government thought that Lonnell Glover was a drug dealer. They tapped his phone, but he spoke in code so they couldn't get any evidence on him that way....more
Before we get to the last week's wins in the federal circuits, three things:
First, I think the most interesting opinion from the federal circuits in the last week is United States v. Murray from the Second Circuit. ...more
The plain view doctrine is an exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment, which allows law enforcement to seize incriminating items that are in plain view....more
With the aggressive pursuit of cases against the pharmaceutical and device industries (including the recent $2.2 billion settlement with Johnson & Johnson), the implementation of Medicare Fraud Strike Forces in major cities...more
What should you do if regulators knock on the door to your healthcare facility to execute a search warrant or administrative warrant? Healthcare executives need to understand that law enforcement is increasingly relying on...more
Generally, noncitizens convicted of crimes defined as aggravated felonies under federal immigration law are automatically disqualified from most forms of relief from deportation. The term “aggravated felony” is a term of...more
1.1 What authorities can prosecute business crimes, and are there different enforcement authorities at the national and regional levels?
The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia, “AGO” (Fiscalía General de la...more
As noted on our website here, the City of Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) has a history of misreporting incidents on violent crime, previously classifying beatings and stabbings as “minor assaults.” Now, as the Milwaukee...more
The Act against Improper Business Practices (“the Act”), passed by the German legislator, came into force on 9 October 2013, although some of its provisions on collections will take effect on 1 November 2014. The Act contains...more
Under Ohio statutes, you can be charged with resisting arrest if you recklessly or by use of force resist or interfere with a law enforcement officer’s lawful arrest -- whether your own or that of another person....more
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
A recent incident involving a Cleveland man illustrates the need to resist the urge to flee if you’re stopped by the police.
In March 2013, 42-year-old Cleveland resident Cory D. Locke was observed making a possible...more
Due to my own sloth, we're presenting two weeks of short wins in one post. Here it is!
There are some good cases here, featuring the Armed Career Criminal Act, the Fourth Amendment, and law enforcement agents...more
During government investigations, counsel regularly advise their clients that if a law enforcement agent unexpectedly shows up at their home or office, the client should decline to be interviewed and instead direct the agent...more
On July 24, 2013, the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“SIGTARP”) filed its latest Quarterly Report to Congress (the “July Report”). The July Report summarizes SIGTARP’s recent...more
Rhode Island has become the fourth state to pass a Ban the Box law affecting both public and private employers, joining Massachusetts, Hawaii and Minnesota....more
Last year, we wrote about the effect the new personal injury protection (PIP) law would be likely to have on a number of key players: insurance companies, law enforcement, Florida citizens, lawyers, and certain health care...more
In June of 2013, a New Jersey state senator introduced a bill that would authorize law enforcement officers to temporarily seize and search a motorist's cell phone after an accident to determine if the motorist was distracted...more
On June 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion with important implications for anybody who wishes to remain silent when interviewed in connection with a criminal investigation whether they know it...more
Today's featured case is United States v. Hampton for a few reasons....more
Gun violence is rampant in the news. The Columbine High School massacre in Colorado that left 12 students and one teacher dead, set the scene for school shootings in 1999, and we have seen them continue through the Newtown,...more
Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) custody in June 2011. Initially, the MPD determined that the police officers involved did nothing wrong. After the video was released showing Mr. Williams in the back...more
October 29, 2007 started bad for Cortez Fisher.
He walked out of his house and the Baltimore police approached him (he lived in Baltimore). They asked to talk to him. He said no. He tried to drive away, but backed into...more
Most of the time, the posts for this blog are geared towards the subjects of Red Notices and their attorneys. Today, however, the focus is on crime victims and their involvement with Red Notices. A man wrote to me recently to...more
As the Alabama Legislature marked the halfway point of the 2013 Regular Session, progress continued to move at a slow pace where repercussions of the Alabama Accountability Act continue to linger in the halls of the...more