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How “Unfriending” Someone Online May Be Used Against You in a Criminal Trial

By Henault & Sysko Chartered |

Social media has become a daily part of our lives. One consequence of this is that anything a person does or says online may later be introduced as evidence in a civil or criminal trial. This poses special challenges for criminal defense, as it is critical for judges to properly authenticate the validity of… Read More »

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When Is a Photo Array Identification Inadmissible in a Criminal Trial?

By Henault & Sysko Chartered |

Police lineups and photo arrays are familiar to anyone who has ever watched a television crime drama. But how credible are eyewitness identifications of this sort in real life? And what if a witness initially identifies someone but later hesitates or walks back their answer? Md. Court of Appeals Reverses Armed Robbery Conviction Based… Read More »

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Can the Police Frisk Me If I’m Just Sitting in My Car Minding My Own Business?

By Henault & Sysko Chartered |

When facing serious criminal charges, you have the right to challenge the means by which the prosecution obtained any evidence against you. The Fourth Amendment protects you against unreasonable search and seizure. This means that if the police conducted an illegal search of your person or property, any evidence obtained cannot be used against… Read More »

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Are Text Messages to My Spouse Admissible Evidence in a Criminal Trial?

By Henault & Sysko Chartered |

If you watch enough television courtroom dramas, you have probably heard about the concept of “spousal privilege,” i.e., the idea that one spouse cannot be compelled to testify against the other in a criminal trial. In reality, spousal privilege actually takes two forms. The first is what is described above, which is known as… Read More »

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