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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine

Here's an important, ominously named legal rule- Fruit of the Poisonous Tree Doctrine: This cleverly named principle works within the exclusionary rule in the United States. The exclusionary rule prohibits the use of illegally obtained evidence in a criminal trial....

Race to Revenge is Released!

Finally! Race to Revenge, the first book in a new series named The Art of Payback is released! The story explores revenge but not in a conventional, eye for an eye, sense. Check it out and put a pot of coffee on, you'll be up late reading!

Cover Reveal for Race to Revenge – The Art of Payback

COVER REVEAL - New Release coming soon - Race to Revenge, the 1st book in a new series, The Art of Payback When justice couldn’t be had…  …one man balanced the scales.  Would he take Mr. Peterson’s case?  Beck’s life took a bad turn when he went into the foster...

Only 9 Jurors?

During a recent visit to Spain, I explored their legal system and how it compares to ours. The United States follows a common law legal tradition, placing an emphasis on judicial precedent and the decisions of higher courts. Under this system, judges play a vital role...

Statute of Limitations

Statute of Limitations - What is this?  This legal doctrine, present in many legal systems around the world, sets a time limit within which legal proceedings must be initiated for a particular type of claim. As a result, the statute of limitations balances the...

Double Jeopardy

Some of you may remember the 1999 movie with Ashely Judd and Tommy Lee Jones called Double Jeopardy. A key part of the movie revolves around the bedrock legal principle by the same name; Double Jeopardy. Double jeopardy is a legal principle that safeguards individuals...