Articles by Rich Chambers

Empty Jury Box
Jury nullification has taken place when a jury finds someone not guilty in spite of ample evidence to the contrary. The term means that...
Do I Have to Surrender My Car if a Police Officer Demands it?
We’ve all seen them, those movie scenes where a police officer in pursuit of a suspect approaches a car, flashes his badge and tells...
Young man in handcuffs
Most Americans have heard of the concept of the citizen’s arrest though few have ever seen it play out and fewer still have ever...
How Do I Join a Class-Action Lawsuit?
Just about everyone has heard of class action lawsuits but the truth is many of those who might benefit from such collective legal action...
Judge about to bang gavel on sounding block in the court room
A plea bargain is an agreement between the prosecution and the defense that typically allows the defendant to plead guilty to a lesser offense...
10 Popular Legal Myths
Most adults think they have a pretty good grasp of legal fundamentals. But the truth is there are a number of myths regarding the...
Young man taking picture on his mobile phone
On March 3, 1991, a man named George Holliday pulled out his camera and captured footage of Los Angeles police officers beating a man...
Medical Marijuana Buds on Black Background
In the 1936 film “Reefer Madness” naive teenagers are lured into what is presented as the violent, perverted world of marijuana addiction. Before the...
invisible man standing with folded arms
Every year in the US about 700,000 people are reported missing. Most of them reappear relatively quickly. But on any given day there are...
hammer
Every defendant has the right to an attorney. If a person cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for them by the state....
drink driving
In recent years awareness has grown and outrage has mounted about the carnage wrought by people driving under the influence. As a result drunk...

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