Murder Charges Filed Against Albuquerque Police Officers

The final months of 2014 saw numerous headlines from across the United States featuring instances of law enforcement not being held accountable for acting beyond their responsibilities or legal duities. As a result, countless thousands of people have taken to the streets in mass protests, citing rampant police brutality and civil rights violations as the reasons. With so many examples of police getting away—literally—with murder, it is encouraging to hear that two New Mexico police officers will be facing charges for the shooting death of a homeless camper. Continue reading “Murder Charges Filed Against Albuquerque Police Officers”

Prosecutors Don’t Always Play Fair

The New Orleans Police Department has a bad reputation in Louisiana and indeed throughout the nation. Widely considered to be among the most corrupt police departments in the United States, the NOPD has a history dating back two centuries, during which time there have been countless complaints of abuse and corruption on the part of officers serving on the force. Perhaps the most famous example of this is the Danziger Bridge shootings, which occurred in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading “Prosecutors Don’t Always Play Fair”

Immigration Issues in Criminal and DUI Defense

I represent a lot of people who are not U.S. citizens. Whether you’re here on a student visa, an H-1B (H1B) visa, have some other lawful status, or no lawful status at all, you have to think about how your criminal case (including DUI) will affect your status. Silicon Valley thrives on the talent and energy of people from all over the world coming here to make the things that make the world a better place. But as law enforcement casts a wider and wider net—from San Francisco, to San Mateo, to Palo Alto, to San Jose—they’re not only catching the bad guys, but also people who are not criminals—just caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Continue reading “Immigration Issues in Criminal and DUI Defense”