Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Please drink responsibly if you are celebrating tonight!  Take a taxi.  DUI charges are very expensive.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day - Tis' the season for Domestic Assault

What happens when you combine a holiday with high romantic expectations, drinking, and  disappointment?  Domestic Assault.  Domestic Assault is a class A misdemeanor that carries up to a year in jail and takes away your right to carry or possess a weapon.  Missing chocolates or jewelry is not worth the hassle of attorney fees and possible jail time.  Have a nice dinner at home and get some Net flix.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Double Jeapordy

Amanda Knox is waiting to hear verdict of her murder case for the third time.  She was found guilty at her first trial, and to put it simplistically it was overturned.  On the second trial, she was found not guilty.  In our system, the fight would be over.  She was acquitted.  The prosecutors could not pursue the case again because jeopardy would attach and her case would be over.  However, in the italian system, the verdict, regardless of what it may be, can be appealed.  When does it become a vendetta?  When does it ever stop?  I guess the theory is lets try every possible theory of a case until something sticks.  I don't know if she is guilty or innocent.  I was not there.  However, it does appear there is a lack of evidence and a tainted crime scene.  It is time to let go.