According to the CATO Institute, there were 5,986 reported cases of police misconduct in 2010. Although these cases are often framed as lone wolves acting alone, the truth is there are typically quite a few people involved in the situation, namely bystander cops who do nothing to stop their colleagues from misbehaving. In addition to suing the officer that caused your injuries, you can also hold the other cops liable using failure to intervene laws.
13 March 2017
There's much that you need to know in case you are ever arrested for one reason or another. One of major things that you should be aware of are your Miranda rights. You should make sure that you were read your Miranda rights during your arrest. You should know what your Miranda rights are, when you should have them read to you, and what can happen if you are not read your Miranda rights at all.
27 August 2015
Independence Day isn't the holiday that results in the most DUI arrests in the United States (that dubious honor goes to New Year's Eve) but it does come in second. That's probably because beer and wine are common accompaniments to barbecued steaks, burgers, and hot dogs. You should definitely take the opportunity to have fun and celebrate this year on the fourth, but you also want to take steps to avoid ending up in jail when you're just trying to get home.
12 June 2015
If you're accused of shoplifting when you didn't commit the crime, hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent you. Although shoplifting or petty theft is a misdemeanor crime in the United States, it can still ruin your life. Not only can it stay on your record for five years or more, shoplifting can also damage your standing in the community. Here's a definition of petty theft and how a criminal defense attorney can help you fight it.
14 May 2015
If you've recently been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), your primary concern may be retaining your ability to legally drive. Without a driver's license, you may be unable to find transportation to work or to pick up your children from school. However, it's important not to panic -- there are a few things you can to to dramatically limit the chances that you'll be stripped of your driver's license for an extended period of time.
13 May 2015