Archive, April 2011.

A common problem in the criminal justice system is the failure to properly quash or recall warrants in a timely fashion.  As so often happens,  a person posts bond on a warrant and the warrant is not be "cleared" in the computer system used by law enforcement.  Then, days, weeks, or even months later, an unsuspecting defendant is arrested due to the negligence of clerical error.  In many cases, this may lead to new charges, i.e. possession of drugs, weapons, etc.  The law is quite clear that this warrant is void ab initio and any evidence obtained is not admissible.    However, what …

There is no more dangerous concept to innocent parents and caretakers than the disreputed science of shaken baby syndrome. How many innocent people must have been convicted on this self-propagating theory. To many untrained and ill-educated medical and paramedical personnel, retinal bleeding accompanied by subdural or subarachnoid hemorrhaging means conclusively that a baby has been subjected to violent shaking and abuse. With the help of bio-mechancal engineers and well-educated and experienced forensic pathologists, we have been able to rebut and defeat numerous prosecutions based on this …