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Monthly Archives: January 2022

When is a traffic stop by police unlawful?

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

The police cannot pull you over or search your vehicle without a good reason. If they do, that is a violation of your rights under the Fourth Amendment, which protects you from arbitrary searches and seizures by law enforcement.  For a traffic stop to be lawful, the police must have a reasonable suspicion that… Read More »

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The problem of overcharging in criminal prosecutions

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

In matters of criminal defense, often the question arises, “Does the punishment fit the crime?” But aside from any possible punishments, the basic question in many cases is, “Was the original charge even appropriate?” A quick glance at recent high-profile cases will show you that many criminal charges amount to overcharging, as the jury… Read More »

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