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April 21, 2014

The New Jersey case that allows moms to kick dads out of the delivery room: What does this decision mean for fathers?

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In 2012, Steven Plotnick and Rebecca DeLuccia started dating.  When Rebecca found out she was pregnant in February of 2013, Steven proposed and Rebecca accepted.  They remained engaged until September 2013, when unfortunately they broke off the relationship.  Steven still wanted to be involved with their child, and Rebecca agreed with Steven's wishes--except for his desire to be present at the birth.  Unable to resolve the issue of his presence in the delivery room, Steven resorted to the New Jersey court system.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

April 9, 2014

The Rachel Canning Case:  Court or Counselor? Sometimes one and the same

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When Rachel Canning moved out of her house shortly after turning 18, it is safe to say that neither she nor her parents ever imagined that they would end up in a New Jersey courtroom potentially making precedent-setting law. 

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

April 2, 2014

Texas' "Take No Chances Policy:" A way around probable cause?

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 In 2013, Larry Davis was pulled over on suspicion of driving while impaired (DWI).  He fully cooperated with a breath test, and blew a 0.0.  He also offered to submit to a blood test to check for other types of drugs; the blood test found none in his system.  He  voluntarily performed a field sobriety test; the police decided Mr. Davis' performance was "subpar."  Mr. Davis was arrested and forced to spend the night in jail.  He also had to obtain an attorney, wait a year until his case worked its way through the system, and was eventually dismissed because it was too weak to win in court.

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Categories: Criminal Defense


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