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As we near the end of 2016, it is a good time to look back on the past year and reflect. 2016 was filled with lots of exciting things for our firm, including building our team, moving to a new office and most importantly, achieving great results for our clients. We handled a wide variety...

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Part Two: Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions In our last post we discussed the impact that a criminal conviction can have on employment opportunities. This post carries the same theme as the last post, in that there are often civil consequences beyond the consequence of the criminal conviction and accompanying penalties. One area that people...

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Often when a person is charged with a crime they are filled with anxiety and concern about what is going to happen in the near term, civil consequences also need to be considered in the long-term. One of the questions that we are most often asked is “am I going to go to jail?”, and...

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The Fourth Amendment provides “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things...

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In a recent 5-to-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that evidence found by police officers following an illegal stop may be used in court if the officers conducted their searches after learning that the individual stopped had outstanding arrest warrants. This decision arose from Utah v. Strieff, No. 14-1373, a case where police were surveilling...

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In a recent 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a domestic violence assault committed recklessly can be considered a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, triggering the federal ban on gun ownership.  This case, Voisine v. United States, was brought by two Maine men who argued that they should not have been stripped of their...

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