Monthly Archives: May 2009
“DEATH BY CHOCOLATE” False Positives Report Calls Drug Field Tests Useless – Leading to Thousands of Wrongful Arrests

it has recently been brought to our attention that possession of chocolate, yes CHOCOLATE, could get one arrested and cost them thousands in legal expenses. So can basil, thyme, and oregano and a slew of other harmless and completely legal food, drug, and cosmetic items. Some people have and will find this out the hard way!

REPEAL OF EVIDENCE RULING ON THE HORIZON

By: David Zwanetz, Esq. The exclusionary rule is a legal principle in the United States, under constitutional law, which holds that evidence collected or analyzed in violation of the defendant’s constitutional rights is sometimes inadmissible for a criminal prosecution in a court of law. It is prophylactic rule formulated by the judiciary in order to…

BUT I WAS NOT “DRIVING!”

By: David Zwanetz, Esq. As a Howard County DUI practitioner I have handled countless cases where people have attempted to use their vehicle to sleep off a rough night of drinking and found themselves charged with DUI/DWI. It is of paramount importance to understand that “driving” for purposes of DUI law does not mean “driving”…