PACKED & STRAPPED FOR THE FRIENDLY SKIES? WHAT HAPPENS IF FORGET YOUR GUN IN YOUR CARRY ON? In 2019, the TSA confiscated 4,432 guns at security checkpoints in US airports nationwide. 87% percent of those guns were loaded.[1] With the total number of guns consociated up 7% since 2017, more and more people each year…

ARRESTED FOR ECSTASY? HOW ABOUT LSD? WHAT ARE YOU FACING? Possession of any amount of ecstasy or LSD is a felony. Just one pill? Just one hit? That’s great. Still a felony. And if you get convicted, not only could you go to prison, you become a convicted felon. An arrest for any type of…

Do I even need an attorney? If I am accused of a low-level crime, is it important to seek counsel? Is self-representation ever a good option? There is an old saying that an attorney representing himself has a fool for a client. It’s especially true in criminal defense cases. The rules of evidence are so…

Is it ever possible for someone to talk their way out of an encounter with the police? Can statements be twisted and used against defendants in court? People have a right to have an attorney present and should take advantage of that right. As an American citizen, when charged with a crime, you are presumed…

Interviewer: At what point are police required to inform a suspect of their Miranda Rights? Robert J Callahan: That’s a good question because they are not always required to read you your rights. If they’re just doing a general investigation, what they commonly call a “field interview,” they’re not obligated to read you your rights….

Last summer TM was involved in a minor fender bender. The police had responded to the scene of a car accident involving TM’s boyfriend and a third party. When the police searched TM’s boyfriend’s car they found a purse belonging to TM. A search of the purse revealed the narcotics Hydrocodone and Norco. TM was…

While on the way to his cousin’s house, QX was pulled over for driving while talking on a cell phone. QX has a restricted driving permit (hereafter ‘RDP’) due to a previous DUI conviction. The RDP limited him to driving privileges to and from work. QX explained to the police officers that he had gotten…

SI was observed urinating by police officers on a public sidewalk. When the police officers tried to apprehend him he attempted to flee by scaling a fence. The police officers were able to catch SI and placed him under arrest. A search of SI’s pockets revealed that he was carrying ecstasy. He was then charged…

Last fall, HK was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of weapons. The arresting officers, touring the area following an alleged robbery, saw HK crossing the street, and pulled their car up behind him. They asked him to place his hands on the back of the squad care and conducted a protective pat down search. During…

Order of protection/restraining order – PETITION FOR EMERGENCY ORDER OF PROTECTION/RESTRAINING ORDER DISMISSED. TS found himself in the unfortunate situation of dealing with a difficult neighbor in his condominium building. The neighbor was harassing his wife (TS’s wife) and making unfounded accusations against TS. To make matters worse, TS’s neighbor filed a petition seeking an…

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