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Abuse of Power by Police Officers

As a DUI defense lawyer, I’m determined to get the word out: it is important to know your rights when a police officer stops you on DUI-DWI suspicions. One major reason for this is to prevent any potential abuse of power before it happens. Our police force is dedicated to keeping us safe, and most police officers do not abuse …

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Know Your Rights: Surveillance Laws

As a citizen of the United States, you should be aware of general surveillance laws as well as those relating directly to legal proceedings. Our country has a wide range of such laws in place in order to protect the privacy of its citizens while simultaneously keeping them safe. If you work or do business in St. Charles, you may …

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Know Your Rights: Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

You’ve probably heard of “Miranda Rights” — the rights police officers read to suspects on TV shows. Have you ever wondered who Miranda was? As a criminal defense attorney, I want you to know your legal rights. Those rights include the Miranda Rights. The Miranda Rights are your rights to remain silent and have an attorney present when questioned by …

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Know Your Rights

You must know your rights if you are stopped by a police officer or arrested. You don’t give up your legal rights when this happens, and knowing your rights helps you get the best possible outcome. Being stopped or questioned by a police officer is never a pleasant experience, even if you know that you have not done anything wrong. …