Nov 14, 2022

Murder or a Mistake? Mother Charged with Felony Murder After Son Eats THC Gummies

By |November 14th, 2022|Criminal Defense|

A Virginia mother was recently charged with felony murder and child neglect after her four-year-old son died after he ingested gummy candies infused with marijuana. The mother, who claimed the boy ate only half a gummy, said that she called poison control and was assured the child would be fine. Detectives investigating the case found [...]

Oct 17, 2022

Yup, Cops Can See Your Medical Records

By |October 17th, 2022|Criminal Defense|

We typically like to think we have some modicum of genuine privacy when it comes to something as intimate as medical records. I know, that’s a terrifying way to start anything. I wish I could reassure you and say none of this is truly scary, but… Anyways. While doctor/patient confidentiality is indeed a thing, the [...]

Oct 3, 2022

Automatic Crime Reporting Algorithms Can Hurt Innocent People — And Do

By |October 3rd, 2022|Criminal Defense|

It’s no secret the internet at large has its dark sides. Crime is rampant and often unchecked, in all levels of severity, because people can be relatively unsupervised and anonymous.  What better to combat this technological problem than with more technology? One especially heinous crime with an unfortunate internet popularity is child pornography and abuse. [...]

Aug 1, 2022

Does a Test for Driving While Stoned Even Exist?

By |August 1st, 2022|Criminal Defense|

So we all know what the breath test is for drinking and driving, right? There’s the roadside test (or preliminary breath test – PBT) and then there’s the big boy Intoxilyzer (or Intoximeter, depending on how many news toys the local cops have) that you get down at the station to see if you’re actually [...]

Jul 11, 2022

We Gotta Talk About That Geico Case

By |July 11th, 2022|Criminal Defense|

While many sexually transmitted diseases/infections are curable — or at least treatable — they still cause a lot of pain, suffering, and embarrassment, and the more serious of them can and do take lives. We know this, right? Every sexually active adult is (or should be) aware of the risks of unprotected sex so they [...]

Jun 20, 2022

Social Media Fights Are Not Worth It

By |June 20th, 2022|Criminal Defense|

When we talk about things on the internet staying there forever, we don’t just mean the embarrassing pictures your mom put on Facebook or the MySpace-era emoticon disaster from a decade ago — we mean EVERYTHING. No matter what you delete, or how quickly you delete it, every single post, tweet, picture, Snap, and text [...]