Model Police Camera Legislation

This office was asked to draft legislation that would put cameras on police officers and in police vehicles in Massachusetts. So, here is the latest draft.  Please feel free to use this work for your own purposes. 1. Definitions: “audio” – audible sound. “body cam” – is device that is attached to person which can record video […]

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Probable Cause of Marijuana Illegal Cultivation and Illegal Possession

In a case before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, on behalf of NORML, this office argued that for purposes of obtaining a search warrant, police are required to ascertain that: an individual suspected of cultivating marijuana does not have a lawful medical marijuana license and a “cultivation registration” that would authorize such activity, or […]

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Modern Brief Writing Technologies

Using Newest Technology for Crafting Briefs If you are familiar with this law office, with the way we work, with our creativity,  with our use of the best technologies available,  it will come as no surprise that the topic of electronic legal briefs is of great interest to us.  Since we strive to use the […]

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Due process needs open government

A blog post about Public Records Law, indeed … sounds dry and a waste of time.  But, this is an area of law rarely seeing light. And, its an area where police departments routinely break the law, effectively denying citizens due process of law.  Essentially, with few exceptions, citizens have a right to view records […]

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First Amendment Protects Peeping Tom???

In 2006, a 34-year-old man in Oklahoma was acquitted after he stuck a camera under a 16-year-old’s skirt at a store and snapped a picture of her underwear, the court ruled that the teen did not have “a right to a reasonable expectation of privacy.” Now, a Massachusetts man claims he too has the constitutional […]

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Our suit against Vantage Press, Inc.

  In the next few weeks, we intend to file suit in Superior Court.  We represent an author whom was hurt by Vantage Press, Inc. Our office lives for protecting the rights of independent creatives, like authors.           Photo attribution: Shelby H. @  http://www.flickr.com/people/shelbychicago/

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General Overview of Prejudgement Security Devices

Once a lawsuit is filed, a plaintiff should have already planned his recovery strategy. This strategy many times includes prejudgement security devices. The use of these devices is often shied away by attorneys because of its seemingly complicated nature. However, these tools can prove the difference between effective assistance of counsel and otherwise. Below is […]

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Video Confessions = Bad

Interesting situation here: days after Matt Cordle, 22, from Ohio, confessed in an online video (seen below) to drinking heavily and driving the wrong way on I-670 in Ohio, leading to a fatal crash Downtown, he pleaded not guilty on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated. Reasons are unclear as to why […]

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