Handling Traffic Stops

We previously discussed what to do during an arrest. During that discussion, we only talked about how to handle police interactions when you are on foot. But modern Americans encounter the police in other scenarios. One of the most common is the dreaded traffic stop....

What to do During an Arrest

Being arrested is a terrifying experience, especially if you don’t know what to expect. While every situation is unique, if you follow the guidelines below, you have a better chance of coming out of the arrest without surrendering any of your legal rights and (more...

The Right to Record the Police in Idaho

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision in Fields v. City of Philadelphia addressing the constitutional right to record police engaged in official business in public. This got me wondering about the nature of that right in Idaho. The Third...

Your Public Defender IS a Real Attorney

Hello Internet! For my first blog post I wanted to respond to an idea that floats around our culture: that public defenders are somehow not as good as private criminal defense attorneys. When I was a public defender, this was most memorably expressed to me by a client...