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Defending the Juvenile Against a “Consensual” Search

here is a question that is consistently raised by criminal defense attorneys in virtually all cases where the police conduct a search. “Was the Search Voluntary?”  This question is important because an involuntary search might be suppressed by the Judge, meaning that the evidence found in the search will not...
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A REVIEW OF THE DENVER POST’S INTERACTIVE CRIME MAP

he Denver Post recently introduced an interactive crime map of the City. The map allows you to zoom into specific portions of the city to see statistics on crimes in those areas. The map shows crime trends and color codes the crime locations by Violent Crime, Property Crime, and Other...
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Should Police Wear Cameras

n occasion, a news story appears asking us to consider whether police should wear cameras.  Recently, the New York Times did an opinion piece on the topic. In my own practice, I love it when I get a case that has a video.  Whether it is a dash cam, a...
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Giving Young Lifers a Second Chance

hough juveniles are Constitutionally prohibited from receiving the death penalty, they are routinely given life sentences for serious offenses.  But unlike a death penalty case, the access that the juvenile offender has to the appellate process is much more limited. Our country provides the utmost protections for an individual facing...
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False Confessions and Your Miranda Rights

The NYTimes recently discussed a situation where a police officer was beating individuals until they provided false confessions.  This type of work is precisely what Miranda seeks to protect but unfortunately, the prosecutors in NY just like other prosecutors throughout the country, chose to ignore the Unconstitutional work of their...
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