A Fresh Start

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Contact Sarah If you have comments please reach out the Sarah Roland via email.  A Fresh Start Editor’s comment published in the Voice for the Defense A new year. Another fresh start. It is hard to believe it’s already 2020—nearly incomprehensible really. Everything happens so fast […]

Why Not

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Contact Sarah If you have comments please reach out the Sarah Roland via email.  Why Not? Editor’s Comment published in the Voice for the Defense February 2019 The chance of surviving an overdose, like any medical emergency, depends, in large part, on how quickly one receives […]

Know as You Go

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Contact Sarah If you have comments please reach out the Sarah Roland via email.  Know as You Go There are a few unrelated things worth mentioning this month: Marijuana Is it legal or not? When do you think it will be? Those are the questions many […]

So You Messed Up on Probation…Now What?

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Contact Sarah If you have comments please reach out the Sarah Roland via email.  So You Messed Up on Probation…Now What? If you were on probation, and you’ve messed up somehow there are some things you need to know.  First, although it’s definitely time for concern […]

Big Brother…Even in Your Car?

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A Cell Phone is Not Like a Pair of Pants

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Contact Sarah If you have comments please reach out the Sarah Roland via email.  A Cell Phone is Not Like a Pair of Pants I am happy to report that the Fourth Amendment is alive and well in Texas…for now.  The Court of Criminal Appeals (finally […]

Speak Up or Shut Up?

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Contact Sarah If you have comments please reach out the Sarah Roland via email.  Speak Up or Shut Up? “No person…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.”  Sound familiar?  It’s the Fifth Amendment guarantee against self-incrimination – the right to […]

No Blanket DWI Exception to the Fourth Amendment

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Contact Sarah If you have comments please reach out the Sarah Roland via email.  No Blanket DWI Exception to the Fourth Amendment The US Supreme Court is making clear – again – its preference for warrants.  On April 17, 2013, the USSC handed down its decision […]

When it Comes to the 4th Amendment, the Home is [Still] First Among Equals

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Contact Sarah If you have comments please reach out the Sarah Roland via email.  When it Comes to the 4th Amendment, the Home is [Still] First Among Equals On March 26, 2013, in a short 10-page majority opinion, authored by Justice Scalia, the United State’s Supreme […]

On a Roll

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Contact Sarah If you have comments please reach out the Sarah Roland via email.  On a Roll I finished a DWI breath test jury trial last week.  “Not Guilty” is one of the greatest phrases ever spoken.  This is how it all went down: On Monday, a […]