NECESSITY DEFENSE Trespassing Case Dismissed With Use Of Necessity Defense I recently won a dismissal in a trespassing case using the necessity defense.  The state might not have admitted it on the dismissal form, but these things happen.  My client was charged with trespassing for being on a property where she was not supposed to…

CITIZEN’S BILL OF RIGHTS: WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE? Expanding on what someone else has said is a high form of flattery.  I was reading a blog called The “Meaning” of America, written by the Czar, Rob Fickman.  This particular post made some suggestions of what the Texas legislature must do during the next session.  Fickman’s first…

The Houston Chronicle recently published an article addressing the use of body cameras by Houston area police departments. The main concerns of the article, and the various police employees interviewed are three-fold.  First, body cameras are expensive.  Second, the technology used to store body camera footage will be way more expensive because there will be…

This week was National Forensic Sciences Week!  Yipee Hooray?!  Do you want to know why I was so excited?  No, its not because I am a fan of CSI.  It’s because Forensic Sciences play a HUGE rule in the criminal justice system.  So this week, all across the county, super high tech science labs that…

  Body Cameras, The Police, and Criminal Cases University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing would have you believe that he shot and killed Samuel DuBose in self-defense after Mr. DuBose reached for something then drove off, dragging Officer Tensing. Police body camera footage shows that Officer Tensing and the thin-blue-line lied in their offense…

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