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Protecting Rights in an Era of Facial Recognition Technology

Facial Recognition

Facial recognition technology (FRT) is an emerging global issue, with civil rights advocates sounding the alarm over the potential loss of our right to privacy. The technology sounds like a science fiction movie – identifying an individual by measuring facial characteristics, also known as biometrics. It’s already happening. Your face is likely captured and stored […]

How Does the Use of Technology in Law Enforcement Impact Criminal Defense Strategies?

Law Enforcement Criminal Defense

Law enforcement technology has come a long way from police radios, introduced in the 1930s, which revolutionized the effectiveness of dispatching officers to the scene. Fast forward to today. DNA analysis, surveillance software, facial recognition technology, and data-driven approaches target areas where crime is likely. However, technology opens new areas for challenging a prosecutor’s case […]

Analyzing the Constitutionality of Using Facial Recognition Technology in Law Enforcement

Facial Recognition Technology

The U.S. Constitution is the fundamental charter of the United States government. It serves as a reminder that the government exists to serve its citizens. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution protects an individual from unreasonable search or seizure. Under the Fourth Amendment, we enjoy a reasonable expectation of privacy. However, as technology advances, the […]

The Role of Expert Witnesses in a Criminal Defense Case

Expert Witnesses in Criminal Defense

Hiring expert witnesses in a criminal defense case can make the difference between winning or losing your case. Assume your jurors are not experts in the alleged criminal activity before the court. An expert can help unravel scientific, technical, and medical issues so the jurors can more easily understand the issues at hand. Under Alabama […]

The Role of a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Post-Conviction Relief and Appeals

Even with the best defense lawyer, juries and judges can be unpredictable, and they may decide you are not credible and are not telling the truth. You are now facing a conviction and prison time. A criminal defense attorney is your biggest ally at this time. Alabama stacks the deck against those accused of a […]

Key Considerations When Negotiating Plea Bargains in Criminal Cases

You are charged with a crime in Alabama.  Having an attorney by your side to advocate for your interests will help guide you during this difficult time. Your attorney will advise you during the necessary communication between the prosecutor, who hopes to prove your guilt in court, and you, the defendant. One of the most […]

How Does Social Media and Digital Evidence Impact Criminal Defense Strategies?

Twenty years ago, social media was in its infancy. MySpace, launched in 2003, was the first social media platform; three years later, Facebook was founded and would soon exceed the number of Myspace users.  With Facebook, social networking connects people who share data. In the past two decades, people now connect to others through a […]

What is Considered Tampering with Evidence in Alabama?

You are suspected of a crime. You try to conceal a gun by hiding it. You throw documents into an open fireplace. You may have illegal drugs you toss or flush down the toilet.   You have interfered with the work officers must do to charge you with a crime. You may have committed the […]

Strategic Approaches for Staying Out of Federal Prison

Violate a criminal statute in Alabama, and you can be charged under state or federal law. There are similarities in trying a case, whether state or federal law. Both involve a jury trial, evidence, depositions, and negotiating with the prosecutor for a reduced sentence. Proving the case beyond a reasonable doubt will be the prosecutor’s […]

What are False and Coerced Confessions?

You may have seen this interrogation technique if you have ever watched an episode of television’s Law & Order. The alleged bad guy is in the police station, and cops have almost enough to charge him, but not quite enough.  The subject is promised that he can go home if he reveals his role in […]

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