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Blog Posts in August, 2015

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  • "Separated" Means It's Fine to Date Under Certain Circumstances

    Once a married couple "separates" it is fine to date others, however, the circumstances must be considered. I am often asked by clients that are newly separated whether or not it's ok to date other ...

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    The "Collective Knowledge" Doctrine and Suppression

    The "collective knowledge" doctrine, sometimes called the "fellow officer rule" allows one officer to possess probable cause and impute it to other officers . In a recent decision, the Superior Court ...

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  • Odor of Marijuana Sufficient to Arrest for DUI
    Odor of Marijuana Sufficient to Arrest for DUI

    There is probable cause to arrest driver for DUI when officer detects strong odor of marijuana emanating from vehicle There are several types of driving under the influence ("DUI") offenses in ...

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  • Child-Counselor Privilege Does Not Exclude Testimony in Expungement Proceedings
    Child-Counselor Privilege Does Not Exclude Testimony in Expungement Proceedings

    Normally privileged conversations between a counselor and a child are not excluded from testimony at a child abuse expungement hearing . Typically, any communications that a person, including kids, ...

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  • Rape of a Child- Exclusions For Consenting Minors
    Rape of a Child- Exclusions For Consenting Minors

    Young offenders below the age of 13 were meant to be excluded from criminal conduct when they have engaged in consensual sexual intercourse I was recently reminded of a situation when I was ...

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