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  • The Blotter 3.0

    August 15, 2017

    The Blotter brings you the strangest, funniest, and down-right oddest incidents of crimes from across the country and around the world. The Elephant in the Room Drugs are never going to lead to anything positive, and lately in Florida (because of course), this has never been more true. Twenty-three year old Samuel Brunelus was arrested […]

  • Cruel and Unusual Punishment

    August 11, 2017

    The Eighth Amendment states that “excessive bail shall not be required, no excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted,” ensuring that those who are convicted receive a reasonable punishment. It seems to be pretty straight forward – but of course, in law, there is always something to argue over. The Eighth Amendment has […]

  • Tech Crimes, Celebrities, and the Law

    August 8, 2017

    Technology is amazing. It has allowed us to send money to friends at the push of a button, hail a cab in a few minutes (and then write reviews), keep in touch with old classmates, and share music from around the world. But, it can also cause people a lot of hardship. Michelle Carter used […]

  • Theft and Art

    August 2, 2017

    Theft is one of the most basic crimes that has been prosecuted by modern legal systems. Societies around the world recognize that it is wrong to take something which does not belong to you. One of the most lucrative theft crimes, even throughout history, has been that of art theft, and after drugs and guns, […]

  • Podiatrist Medical Scam

    July 27, 2017

    This blog has covered Medicare/Medicaid fraud fairly regularly. And with the increasing costs of healthcare and the instability of the system, it seems likely that scams and schemes will become more and more profitable (and thus, more and more criminal). One of the latest scams that has been uncovered has been called the “biggest national […]

  • Opioid Courts

    July 20, 2017

    Opioids and prescription painkiller addiction has become a major public health crisis within the last decade in this country. These addictions have also presented problems for law enforcement, because they cannot be handled like most other narcotics in the country. With typical street drugs, officers are able to run stings and pinpoint major cartels, their […]

  • Times Square Suspect

    July 14, 2017

    On May 18, 2017, citizens were terrified as images from Times Square in Manhattan showed a vehicle deliberately running over pedestrians. After various terrorist attacks in Nice and London, everyone immediately was on edge, wondering if this was the latest culmination of ISIS-led attacks on the West. Shockingly, however, the man behind the attack was […]

  • Sex Trafficking and Criminals in Manhattan

    July 11, 2017

    The District Attorney of Manhattan, Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., has successfully prosecuted and convicted a 35-year old man for running a sex trafficking and prostitution operation across New York and New Jersey. Michael Lamb was found guilty and is expected to be sentenced in September of this year. Lamb targeted homeless and runaway teenagers, where […]

  • Venus Williams – fatal car crash

    July 5, 2017

    This blog has covered various times when athletes and the law intersect. It just goes to show that no one likes a lawyer until they need one – and everyone needs one at some point! The latest athlete to run into problems with the law is tennis champion Venus Williams. On June 9, while in […]

  • Text Message Manslaughter

    June 27, 2017

    June 2017 has been one of the stranger months when it comes to criminal defense. Bill Cosby was tried for rape, but his trial ended in a mistrial when the jury could not come to an agreement about his guilt. Then there was the confounding finding that there would be no charges brought against the […]