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December 2016
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Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Features
21 | DWI Jury Punishment - By John Gioffredi
25 | The Roles of Forensic Mental Health Experts in the Legal System: What Practitioners of Law May Need to Know - By M. K. Hamza
33 | Suppressing Evidence Obtained From Proactive Drug Interdiction Speeding Stop - By Robert Eutsler
DWI Jury Punishment
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Overview

This article is primarily about jury punishment for DWI first offense misdemeanors. Some of the information applies to other jury punishment situations as well, but please keep the scope of this material in mind as you consider these suggestions and strategies.

The Roles of Forensic Mental Health Experts  in the Legal System: What Practitioners  of Law May Need to Know
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Abstract

Forensic mental health is the crossroads that lies between the criminal justice system and the science of mental health.

Suppressing Evidence Obtained From Proactive Drug  Interdiction Speeding Stops
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

On November 4, 2016, the government timely filed a Petition for Discretionary Review in Ramirez-Tamayo v. State, No. 07-15-00419-CR, 2016 WL 5874327 (Tex. App.—Amarillo, October 5, 2016, pet. filed), a 2–1 decision.

Look Here: 4th Amendment Musings - Dec2016
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Increasingly, police are using the “imminent destruction of evidence” justification for warrantless entry into residences in drug cases.1 At the outset, it is important to remember that in order to rely on this exception, the police first must have probable cause—no PC, no exception.2 If probable cause exists

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