The Truth About Forcible Blood Draws

The 4th Amendment reads: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things…

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Police Officer Looking for Drugs Conducts a Body Cavity Search (Sexual Assault) on Two Women

As a criminal defense lawyer, I have dealt closely with the police and witnessed first hand how they can sometimes be. While most are honorable and want to do the right thing, there are more than a few who do not. However, this one incident we are about to write about is too much. I…

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Common Mistakes Made by Police in Harrisburg

Many people believe that when they are arrested for a DUI that they are doomed to a conviction.  This is not true.  Many cases that look like an open-and-shut case for the prosecution can fall apart on close examination. One of the main reasons for DUI cases to be dismissed or arrive at a not…

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Cop Punches Woman in the Face

Cop Punches Woman in the Face

Recently, an extremely terrifying event took place in Philadelphia.  On Sept. 30, during the city’s Puerto Rican Day celebrations, a police officer brutality punched an innocent woman in the face.  The video was uploaded to Youtube: This type of incident lead to a lot of questions. How frequently do incidents like this occur?  This incident…

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DUI Myth Busters: The Police Have Thorough DUI Training

One of the common misconceptions among the general public, judges and the police themselves, is that police officers have ample DUI training.   I can tell you from my experiences as a DUI attorney in Pennsylvania, that this is not the case.  Whether it is Pennsylvania State Police or local police, the vast majority of officers…

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Face it Cops Mess Up and Arrest Innocent People.

Clarification on DUI Prescription Drugs

On a recent post about DUI prescription drugs a reader commented that prescription drugs in fact do impair drivers and thus they are not innocent.  I feel this issue needs to be clarified. While many prescription drugs can cause impairment, there is a growing number of cases where a driver took prescription drugs, was not…

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Where a normal citizen would be facing jail time and a license suspension, Iron Mike gets a free ride to a crack house.

Police Pull over Mike Tyson, High on Cocaine, and Give Him a Free Ride to a Crack House?!

One of the major problems with our criminal justice system is that major decisions, about who is arrested and who is let go, are made on-the-spot by under-trained, overworked and sometimes corrupt police officers.  The result is the false arrest of innocent citizens and the truly guilty ones going free. Which brings us to an…

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We have become a police state in the name of DUI enforcement.

Forced Blood Draws leads to Police Brutality

“No refusal” initiatives are becoming more and more common across the country.  However, these forced blood draws open the door for police brutality through excessive use of force.  We previously reported about a man in Texas who was stomped and beaten by the police who broke his leg in order to get his blood. To…

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