Civil forfeiture is the law, codified in state and federal statutes. The law has to be changed. But other seizures happen without statutory authority or statutory remedy.
Having a charge dismissed– even winning at trial–does not mean you won’t be punished. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments about Ramsey County’s practice of charging people “booking fees” when they are arrested, whether or not they are ever found guilty of anything. Just being suspected of wrong-doing, even if later found “not […]
Will this charge affect my job? How a criminal charge can cost you your career even if you’re not guilty.
How to Read Your Local News Reading about your work in the media can be bewildering. Even “straight” news coverage (who/what/when/where/why) gets criminal news wrong, usually because of unconscious biases. Here are a few of the most common culprits: “Court Documents” . . . aren’t produced by the court: The biggest culprit in crime coverage is […]
Never talk to the police.