Entries by Public Defender 9th Circuit

Blood, Breath, and Tears 2019

BB&T will be two full days incorporating a mock jury trial! All FACDL seminars, apart from Booster Shot-Criminal Law Certification Review seminar, are intended to: promote the excellence of, disseminate knowledge to, and provide education to, the criminal defense community.  In that regard, attendance at all seminars (apart from the certification review seminar) is limited […]

How Can Benzodiazepines Affect Criminal Cases?

Courtesy of Godoy Medical Forensics   Did you Know? Anxiety disorders develop from risk factors such as genetics, brain chemistry life events and personality. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. Approximately 40 million adults age 18 and older, are affected each year. This equates to about 18.1% of the United […]

2019 DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar: Solving the Mystery of DUI Acquittals

NACDL & NCDD’s 23rd Annual “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®” Seminar, “Solving the Mystery of DUI Acquittals” will be held on September 18-21, 2019 at the Planet Hollywood Hotel, Las Vegas, NV. If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your firm’s portfolio, you need to know the […]

Orlando Says It Won’t Continue Testing Amazon’s Controversial Face-Scanning Technology Rekognition

After more than a year of testing Amazon’s high-tech facial recognition software, the city of Orlando announced Thursday it will not continue the program, citing a lack of resources needed to continue testing, a memo sent to city council members Thursday shows. The letter, sent from Orlando’s Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Edmonds, police Chief Orlando […]

In an Apparent First, Genetic Genealogy Aids a Wrongful Conviction Case

It started as a way to trace family history. It evolved into a tool to help solve decades-old cold cases. Now, for apparently the first time, a genealogy database is expected to lead to charges being dropped against an Idaho man convicted in a decades-old rape and murder case. There is “clear and convincing evidence” that Christopher Tapp, who […]