People traditionally associate DUI cases with alcohol, and with good reason. Drunk driving cases make up the overwhelming majority of them. But here in South Florida, we also see a slew of DUI charges for people who are accused of being impaired, not by alcohol, but by drugs or controlled substances. Those charges are less… read more
The Constitution gives the Supreme Court original jurisdiction in all cases in which a state is a party. Art. III, §2, cl. 2. Federal statutory law follows suit. 28 U.S.C. §1251(a). Nevertheless, earlier today, the Supreme Court refused to hear a case in which Nebraska and Oklahoma wanted to sue Colorado. I know, I know…. read more
There’s an age old saying: “The wheels of justice turn slow.” It’s been over twenty years since the United States Supreme Court decided Daubert v. Merrll Dow Pharmaceuticals, which held that Federal Rule of Evidence 702 should no longer be limited only to the “general acceptance”(or Frye) standard for assessing the admissibility of scientific expert testimony. Since that time, the federal courts have been dealing
Miami and cocaine are inextricably linked. (Refer to Cocaine Cowboys if you’re unsure why). And on this day in Miami history, the two appeared in a news story that was indelibly inked. On July 28, 1990 (*some reports show July 26, but History.com shows July 28), Maximo Menendez fell into a coma (and later died)… read more
We’ve all heard the expression that “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” It means that a person cannot escape punishment for violating criminal laws regardless of whether he or she knew of their existence. Being well versed in the laws doesn’t provide an avenue for relieve for criminals either.
The Miami Ultra Music Festival is back — well, almost. It starts later this week. This festival brings people from all over the country to enjoy the festival and its EDM culture. I say, “Welcome to Miami.” (Unfortunately, so do the police). It always feels like the police harvest on these festival-goers; targeting them for… read more