August, 2014

What are the steps in a criminal trial?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:20pm Written by:

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Anyone who’s seen an episode of Law and Order knows that a criminal case begins with an arrest and if convicted typically ends with sentencing. Want to know the details in between? We at Bentoff & Duber think it’s important to know the process and steps in a criminal trial before facing one. Arrest – […]

What the Supreme Court ruling on cell phone searches means

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 2:49pm Written by:


The Supreme Court recently ruled that police offers must obtain a warrant before searching a criminal suspect’s cell phone upon arrest. This unanimous ruling is a sweeping endorsement for individuals’ privacy rights. Writing on behalf of the court, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. compared the protection to digital information on cell phones to the […]