2011

Blog Posts in 2011

Can the Police Search Your Cell Phone Without Your Consent?

One of the fascinating Fourth Amendment questions that many state courts have been grappling with is how the "search incident to arrest" exception applies to the search of cell phones. ...
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Federal Sentencing Guidelines Can Be Harsh

Recently a man was sentenced in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois, to 188 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute in excess of 1000 kilograms of marijuana. This man ...
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Illinois police seize more than 72 pounds of marijuana.

Recently Illinois State Police arrested a 27-year-old resident of California that was driving through the State of Illinois. The 27-year-old was arrested for the possession of 72 pounds of marijuana, ...
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Counterfit Cash used to pay bar tabs at popular St. Louis County bar

A popular St. Louis County bar, Nick's Pub, was recently duped. A man was recently drinking at Nick's Pub and after buying rounds of drinks at the bar he paid the tab with fake $20 bills - ...
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Case of Mistaken Identity

Recently my firm was contacted by a woman that claimed the police had arrested her boyfriend. She told the attorneys at my firm that the police had arrested her boyfriend because the police believed ...
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What is the Difference Between SIS and SES probation in the State of Missouri?

In the State of Missouri when a defendant pleads guilty to or is convicted of a criminal offense the Court can choose to place the defendant on probation. This article is not meant to explain all the ...
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To Blow or Not to Blow?

Should I blow or not? This is by far the most common question I receive. The answer is, it depends. I know this is not the answer that people want to hear, but each case is different and it depends on ...
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If you drink and drive keep these in mind.

One of the most common questions I receive as a criminal defense lawyer is, "what should I do if I have been drinking and I am pulled over by the police?" I always tell people that this is a ...
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