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Articles by Dale Chappell

Survival Tip: Don’t Call Cops If You’re Disabled

by Dale Chappell

Because police are trained to shoot first and ask questions later, calling on them to defuse a situation involving someone with special needs should be a last resort. The problem is that when cops are trained to be military warriors instead of peace officers, we’re all viewed ...

Ohio Supreme Court: Dismissal Without Prejudice Is a Final and Appealable Order

by Dale Chappell

Counts in a multicount indictment that are dismissed without prejudice do not prevent a judgment of conviction on other counts from being “final and appealable,” the Ohio Supreme Court held.

Andrew Jackson was indicted on counts of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and grand theft. He proceeded to a ...

“My Phone Was My Life”—Challenging Warrantless Border Searches of Devices

by Dale Chappell

The American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (“EFF”) filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”), Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on September 13, 2017. The ...

Georgia Supreme Court Reverses Armed Robbery Conviction, Defendant Lacked Dominion

by Dale Chappell

Unless the State can prove a defendant had “complete dominion” over the property he intended to steal from a person, he cannot be guilty of armed robbery, the Georgia Supreme Court held on October 20, 2017.

Just before Christmas 2008, Brodrick Williams and some friends approached a ...

 

 

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