Just sitting in your car at night, in a crime area, doesn’t give the police the right to detain you!
Just sitting in your car at night, in a crime area, doesn’t give the police the right to detain you! In the case of State v. Donte Quintell McBride, 2021AP311-CR, 12/20/22, District 1 (not recommended for publication) a Wisconsin court has ruled that police officers do not have reasonable suspicion to seize the passenger of […]
We defense lawyers often have what I call “Crawford Problems.” State v. Crawford is a United States Supreme Court case decided in 2009. The main holding of the court in this case is that the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause does not prohibit the admission of testimonial statements of a witness who is unavailable to testify […]
How long can the State hold you after being arrested? Well, the answer is 48 hours, but guess what? If they blow past that, the case probably still won’t go away: Consider first the case of County of Riverside v. McLaughlin, 500 U.S. 44 (1991), was a United States Supreme Court case which involved the […]