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Maryland V. King

In a potential blow to the Fourth Amendment right to privacy, and in what some are calling “a stunning victory for law enforcement”, the United States Supreme Court decided 5-4 to overturn a lower court decision in Maryland v. King, thereby allowing police to collect a DNA sample at the time of arrest. Proponents argue […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Federal Sentencing Law on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. A hidden result of the inmate-phone industry is widespread discrimination in federal sentencing law, because the rates effectively disallow phone calls between inmates and their families who cannot afford the exorbitant price of a phone […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Criminal Defense on Friday, October 5, 2012. A recently published study in the Journal of Neuroscience may affect the witness cross-examination by criminal defense teams at trial; it calls into question the validity of witness recall, citing research that demonstrates the way brain […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Search and Seizure on Thursday, September 27, 2012. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has issued new search and seizure guidelines for police officers conducting a warrantless search of vehicles after making a lawful arrest. https://www.mdavidlindsey.com/Criminal-Defense/ The court has rejected an argument […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Computer Crimes on Monday, September 24, 2012. In the first arrest under a new computer crime law governing online impersonation, a twelve year old and thirteen year old from Granbury, Texas are facing a felony charge after fabricating a Facebook page under the […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Sex Crimes on Thursday, July 12, 2012. A prosecution expert in sex crimes made false claims about his assessment of a Texas man’s alleged sexual assault of a young relative, leading to a 20-year sentence for that crime. https://www.mdavidlindsey.com/Practice-Areas/Crimes-Involving-Illegal-Sexual-Conduct.shtml In a unanimous ruling, […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Fraud on Monday, April 16, 2012. In a 9-2 decision, California’s 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that prosecutors are too broadly applying the 1984 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in going after someone who violates employer computer policies or a website’s […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Fraud on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. The Wyoming State Legislature has approved a bill intended to target insurance fraud by allowing law enforcement to speak to insurance companies without first getting a subpoena. It also allows insurers to communicate more openly with law […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Federal Sentencing Law on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. In federal sentencing law news, the Associated Press reports that federal judges are handing out a wide range of sentences for similar crimes, according to an analysis by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse of sentencing […]

By David Lindsey Attorney of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Search and Seizure on Monday, March 5, 2012. In a landmark ruling regarding privacy rights and search and seizure, the Supreme Court of the United States has suggested that law enforcement get a warrant before physically attaching GPS monitoring devices to a suspect’s […]

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