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Russell Hebets

Can you Go to Prison for Texting?

Michelle Carter is a young woman in Boston who is on trial for manslaughter. While that is tragically unfortunate, the facts of this case are also highly unusual. Michelle’s boyfriend Conrad Roy III, the victim in this case, committed suicide. So why is she on trial?v

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Colin McCallin

Bill Cosby Trial Begins

This week the long awaited trial against Bill Cosby began in Pennsylvania where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman some years ago.

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Russell Hebets

Tiger Woods and the Opioid Epidemic

This past Memorial Day, Tiger woods was arrested. No, this brush with the law had nothing to do with an angry wife chasing him with golf clubs. This arrest stemmed from allegations of drugged driving.

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Russell Hebets

A Supreme Court Win for Innocent People

In a 7-1 opinion in March of this year, the court ruled that the current scheme in Colorado for exonerated defendants is unconstitutional and that it specifically violated 14th Amendment due process.

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Russell Hebets

10 Differences Between Felonies and Misdemeanors

Crimes are typically divided into two categories, misdemeanors and felonies. Though what defines these titles can vary from state to state, it is important to recognize the differences between the two. Here are 10 categories where discrepancies between misdemeanors and felonies exists.

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Russell Hebets

5 Signs You May Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer

The moment you are faced with criminal charges is the moment you should consult a criminal defense lawyer. The prosecution will work against you and they have many years of experience and resources to do this quite successfully if you do not protect yourself.

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Russell Hebets

Immigrants and Sanctuary Cities Part Three: Supporting Sanctuary

While the arguments to keep cities safe and to reduce expenses sound compelling, they are not backed by numbers. In fact, there is substantial evidence that sanctuary cities are not in more danger than other cities and that helping undocumented people is not a huge cost but in fact benefits the city.

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Russell Hebets

Consequences of Driving Under the Influence

All states have taken a strong stance against drunk driving in the past two decades. The enhanced penalties mean that a conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) can create both short and long-term problems.

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