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August 2017 Archives

Criminal defense: Woman charged with child endangerment

A woman accused of abandoning her 14-month-old baby outside a bar is now facing charges, according to local sources. A Pennsylvania woman from Hazleton was arrested after police were called about a possible abandoned infant. If she has not done so already, she's likely in the process of securing criminal defense representation. 

Appeals court rules cellphone warrant unconstitutionally broad

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit just ruled that a warrant to search a man's residence for his cellphone or other electronic devices was too broad to be constitutional. This places a firm limitation on so-called "fishing expeditions" by law enforcement.

New law gives hope to those saddled with old convictions

Your drunk driving arrest seems like another lifetime ago, but the consequences continue to haunt you. Maybe you had to switch your college major or drop out altogether because of the institution's code of conduct. Maybe the conviction precluded you from continuing on the employment track you had planned. You may have missed many opportunities in the past decade because of that one mistake.