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The Conundrum of Constitutional Quarantine: We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident.

April 29, 2020
Self-evident. That is how the Framers described our fundamental rights when we declared our independence from the British Empire. It was obvious to them that American citizens have rights that pre-exist government and that the US government’s purpose was to protect those rights (not provide them). More importantly it was obvious to them that those most fundamental rights could not be infringed on by the government without narrowly tailored action toward a compelling government interest, such as the protection of American lives from imminent death or serious bodily injury. Read more...

The Conundrum of Constitutional Quarantine: The Floundering Founders

April 27, 2020
Was 1918 the last time we were faced with the question of quarantine? No. It was only the last time we had to face the question in the context of a virus. The Pearl Harbor attacks, largely seen as the basis of our entry into WWII, eventually led the military to gather intelligence that there were thousands of Japanese spies across the west coast who presented an imminent threat to that area. Read more...

What is PWI and why am I being charged with it?

October 4, 2019
If you are arrested and charged with Possession with the Intent to Deliver (PWI), it means the amount of narcotics you are being charged with is enough for the government to assume that you delivering or distributing the product. By virtue of that, they charge you with a higher grade which has very serious penalties and consequences. Read more...

PFA Entrapment

July 22, 2019
If you are under a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order, it is very important that you understand how easily you can end up in jail. A PFA order is temporary and issued by a court based on a petition filed by the complaining party. Judges almost always issue the order even without any evidence. While the order is in place, you cannot have any contact at all with the complaining party. Read more...

It wasn’t an Assault! It Was Self Defense!

July 15, 2019
This happens all too often. The police charge the wrong person with assault. Just because you are bigger or you are a man or because you weren’t injured, they assume you were at fault. No matter how much you try to tell them that you didn’t start the incident, they do what they want to do. Read more...

Getting a Job with a Violent Crime Conviction

July 8, 2019
Many people make the mistake of taking an assault charge lightly. Especially for simple assault charges, people believe they will walk away with a slap on the wrist. However, one thing many people do not consider is the impact a violent crime can have on your career and future. Read more...