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December 12, 2018

The Police Are Demanding My Phone’s Password, What Should I Do?

Hello again! I hope that you found my last post instructive, interesting, and thought-provoking. I have a good feeling that you will find this one to be especially so. As always, this post is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you or someone you love are being investigated by law enforcement or you have been […]
November 29, 2018

Hey, That’s Not My Stuff! The Law of Constructive Possession

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I’ve been getting some good feedback from you all about these posts and I’m glad that you’re finding them helpful. As always, the information below is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you or someone you know has been arrested, reach out to me immediately for […]
November 16, 2018

When Does a 911 Call Allow Police to Enter Your Home?

Just came across an interesting case from the Second District Court of Appeals, and I thought I’d share it with all of you. As always, the information below is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. In Lapace v. State, 2D17-1493 (link to PDF, full text below), the Second District addressed whether and when a 911 call […]
November 9, 2018

When is a Tip Not Enough?

Welcome back! It’s been a great year here at hatejail.com and I’m hopeful that your year has been just as good as mine. I’m planning on kicking my legal writing back into high gear for the rest of 2018 and onward, so buckle up for some in-depth legal analysis of recent district court opinions. As always, criminal law is a […]