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How Trustworthy Is Eyewitness Testimony In Court?

By Lobo Law |

If you are facing criminal charges and eyewitness testimony is central to your prosecution, you may be very concerned about the possibility of a conviction.  After all, someone who may seem to be an upstanding member of the community claims to have seen you commit a crime.  What chance could you possibly have against… Read More »

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PoliceCrash

What Do Calls For Defunding Police Really Mean?

By Lobo Law |

We’ve all heard a lot of talk about defunding the police in recent months.  Is that synonymous with abolishing law enforcement?  The fact of the matter is, the term can refer to any number of actions related to police reform.  Let’s take a look at the nuance behind the movement. Key Points  Virtually every… Read More »

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Modern Justice: Diversion Programs In Lieu Of Incarceration

By Lobo Law |

Concerns surrounding the criminal justice system in the United States are well-documented. This because fully one percent of all adults in this country are currently in jail or prison—as much as ten times the rates of incarceration in democracies across the globe. Equally disturbing is the fact that over 50 percent of those behind… Read More »

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Can Law Enforcement Enter Your Home Without A Warrant In Certain Situations? The Supreme Court Debates the Question

By Lobo Law |

Does the Fourth Amendment prohibit police from entering our homes without a warrant? Most people would state that the answer is an unequivocal “yes.” The fact of the matter is that the Supreme Court is currently considering the question, so perhaps things aren’t as cut and dried as we all assume.  What seems to… Read More »

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Problems With Incarceration In America

By Lobo Law |

Incarcerated populations face enormous challenges in this country.  Recent studies indicate that roughly one in three adults in America have experienced an arrest by the age of just 23.  The majority of these arrests will involve poor men of color.  Many of these arrests will result in incarceration, even though 80 percent of arrests… Read More »

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CrimLaw13

The Bystander Effect In Policing

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The nation has been riveted to the Derek Chauvin trial involving the death of George Floyd. Questions as to the efficacy impact of Chauvin’s actions are being weighed by a jury, and rightly so.  Floyd died after a police interaction that raised so many red flags that multiple bystanders called 911 to request assistance… Read More »

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CrimDef13

A Watershed Moment? What does The Chauvin Verdict Mean For The Future?

By Lobo Law |

A collective sigh of relief was released as the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case was announced: guilty on all counts.  Was justice served?  While nothing will bring George Floyd back to his family and loved ones, the verdict most certainly demonstrated that it is possible to hold police officers accountable for their actions…. Read More »

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FacialRecog

Should Facial Recognition Technology Be Used In Law Enforcement?

By Lobo Law |

Facial recognition technology (FRT) is used to catch the bad guy on virtually every television program and movie that has to do with policing.  It positively identifies criminals and saves society from further wrongdoing by getting these villains off the streets.  But the fact is, this technology isn’t quite so slick in real life,… Read More »

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Can Science Be Misstated In The Courtroom?

By Lobo Law |

If you turn on any crime drama on television, you’ll likely see cases indisputably resolved with the aid of science.  Fingerprints, strands of hair, even handwriting and bite mark analysis, convicts or exonerates defendants with regularity in Hollywood.  How close does that track to real life?  If you are facing charges that are based… Read More »

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Nevada 2021 Legislature Takes a Stab at Justice Reform

By Lobo Law |

2021 in Nevada could be a year of innovation when it comes to addressing concerns related to criminal justice.  Key measures could lay the groundwork for drastic changes that groups like the ACLU have been championing for years. Police Reform  Some bills aimed at reforming police conduct will be debated this year, all with… Read More »

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