PROBLEMATIC PANDEMIC PRECEDENT

PROBLEMATIC PANDEMIC PRECEDENT

There is no doubt that we are all frustrated with the pandemic.  Over the past 20 months, our various levels of government have made new laws in response to growing concerns for public safety.  Some have been repealed seemingly before the ink was dry but others have...
Why We Defend

Why We Defend

It’s not surprising the number of times I’m asked, “How can you defend that guy?” or, “How does it feel getting criminals off?  Don’t you want safe streets?”  I’m sure if I had the time I could come up with a more eloquent answer about the search for truth, or the...
Addiction Shouldn’t Be Criminal

Addiction Shouldn’t Be Criminal

Addiction should not be criminalized.  There has been a growing body of people within the criminal justice system pushing the government to decriminalize the personal use of a variety of currently illegal drugs.  Recently the Federal Prosecution...
Beware of the S Factor

Beware of the S Factor

When you are charged with impaired driving the police officer who arrests you completes what is referred to as an Information.  The Information is the charging document that the court sees.  It lists the who, the what, and the where.  It is the...