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Deciding Alford v. Texas: A Gray Area for Miranda Rights?

Most of us are familiar with the landmark case Miranda v. Arizona. “Miranda” rights are read by a police officer to suspects in custody that they intend to question, and usually begin with “You have the right to remain silent…” (click link to read full Miranda warning). These warnings are a summary of our 5th and 6th Amendment rights, and are…

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Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement

Memorial Day weekend is almost here! For many of us, this holiday of remembrance also marks the beginning of summertime, a season of vacations, barbecues, pool parties, and suntans. But celebrate responsibly, because DUI task forces are in full swing. Last year in 2011, police departments together on a Memorial Day initiative arrested over 300 people…