Archive for May, 2014

Federal Halfway Houses

At the end of March, Attorney General Eric Holder announced some new policies for federal halfway houses.  Federal halfway houses are used by tens of thousands of prisoners to ease the transition from prison back into society.  Some of the changes Holder announced include: Permitting cell phone use to inmates Providing funds for transportation Expanding […]

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Search Warrants, the Fourth Amendment and Your Home

Clients often ask me whether the search conducted on their home and/or property was legal.  This blog will provide an overview of the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Fourth Amendment applies when a person has a “reasonable expectation of privacy” in the area that is searched.  The area extends to the […]

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