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Just Kids — Until They Are Tried as Adults

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Children are growing up faster because they are exposed to so much adult media and have less parental supervision. Or they are maturing more slowly — blame the bad economy and overindulgent parenting. They are having sex and using drugs earlier, but putting off marriage and adulthood until later. Thirty-five is the new 18…. Read More »

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Blowback from Mandatory Domestic Violence Arrests

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Attempting to change deeply rooted social attitudes and behaviors through the legal system is never simple. There was a time when victims of domestic abuse, usually women, were blamed for causing the violence. Police often sided with the perpetrator. Advocates for domestic violence victims worked diligently to change the way these cases are handled…. Read More »

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Number One Probation Pitfall

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Getting probation means you get to stay out of jail — as long as you follow the terms of your probation. Usually this entails meeting regularly with a probation officer (PO), completing a substance abuse program and performing community service. Oh, and then there is the issue of passing random drug screening tests. People… Read More »

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Is Your Child a Child Pornographer?

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Here is a modern-day parental dilemma: Your 15-year-old son is caught sending photos of a topless classmate to a bunch of his friends. He claims that the girl borrowed his cell phone and took the pictures herself. He was just sharing. The best response is: Revoke his cell phone privileges for the next three… Read More »

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Expungements, Part 2: The Rest of the Hurdles

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If you made it through Expungements, Part 1: Good work! You have now established not only that you may be eligible for expungement of your criminal record, but also that you are very good at following instructions.  Bet you can run circles around a tax form. But you are not out of the woods… Read More »

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DUI Charges: Something for Everyone

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There is a widespread fascination among your fellow citizens about celebrity DUIs. Sure, we love to know about everything else they somehow manage to get arrested for — shoplifting, assaults on paparazzi, soliciting prostitutes, and of course, the ever-popular drug bust. But there must be something about seeing these larger-than-life figures reduced to the… Read More »

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Fourth (Amendment) of July “Check” List

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Flag.  Check. Burgers.  Check. Fireworks.  Check. Cooler.  Check. Beer.  Check. Car.  Check. Police DUI Checkpoint.  Checkmate. The Fourth of July is a tradition.  We all get together to celebrate our nation.  Its heritage.  Its history.  Its Independence.  And, ironically, its freedom. But freedom has its limits.  Long ago, the US Supreme Court held that… Read More »

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The Latest in Arson Investigation

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Doctors, they say, bury their mistakes. If this were a blog about medical malpractice law, we might be inclined to add: Not if we have anything to say about it. But we will leave that to all the personal injury attorneys out there. From the standpoint of criminal defense, there is an unfortunate parallel… Read More »

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On March, Madness and Money

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There he sits on the morning after the final NCAA championship game: bent over his desk with head in hands and thinking about all he has lost. No, he is not the guy who lost the office basketball pool to his better-betting and luckier colleagues. He is their boss. And most likely, unless the… Read More »

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