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The Difference Between Public Defenders and Private Attorneys
The Difference Between Public Defenders and Private Attorneys

When I was still in law school I practiced law under something called “Rule 15.” Rule 15 allowed law students to practice law under the supervision of a licensed attorney after the student completed a good portion of law school. My time as a Rule 15 was spent at a large ...

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  • The Difference Between Public Defenders and Private Attorneys
    The Difference Between Public Defenders and Private Attorneys

    When I was still in law school I practiced law under something called “Rule 15.” Rule 15 allowed law students to practice law under the supervision of a licensed attorney after the student completed a ...

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  • Why You Won't Have Your Rights Read to You After Arrest
    Why You Won't Have Your Rights Read to You After Arrest

    Most people are familiar with Miranda rights: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say..." But many of my clients are quick to tell me during intake that the arresting officer never read ...

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  • Oversharing on Social Media Can Cost You
    Oversharing on Social Media Can Cost You

    According to Facebook there are more than one BILLION active accounts on their platform. And many users are in the habit of posting photographs, sending messages, and generally sharing nearly every ...

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  • New Mobile Breath Testing Machine in Benton County
    New Mobile Breath Testing Machine in Benton County

    This is the Intox EC/IR II breath testing instrument. It is made by a company called Intoximeter, and is the instrument used all around Arkansas to test the breath of suspected drunk drivers. These ...

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  • Just Say
    Just Say "No" to Searches - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - August 2, 2016

    U.S. v. Zamora-Garcia - consent to search vehicle sufficient to allow search that turned up drugs This is a simple example of why it is important to know, and exercise, your constitutional rights. The ...

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  • Maintaining the Right to Represent Yourself - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - July 29, 2016
    Maintaining the Right to Represent Yourself - 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - July 29, 2016

    U.S. v. Smith - While it is not always wise to represent yourself in court, you have the right to do it if you want to. In this case, a federal judge in Fayetteville denied a man the right to ...

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