2020 may be the strangest year on record. No matter how accustomed we have become to the surreal images around us, the sight of camouflaged federal agents marching on protesters in an American city is still shocking.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse and admitted memory lapses will not be met with understanding by law enforcement officers.
An Illinois man recently learned this lesson the hard way while taking in the sights and sounds of Interstate 94 in Racine County. He was pulled over after a deputy noticed him swerving and traveling at an “abnormally low speed”. After noticing the man’s slurred speech, the deputies searched his car and found marijuana as well as THC cereal bars and THC vape cartridges.
Attorney Nicole Muller of Birdsall Obear & Associates appeared on Spectrum News this morning and we could not be more proud of the work that she is doing to represent those charged for their participation in the peaceful protests these past two weeks.
Some things in life are pretty cut and dry. If you get caught speeding you will get a speeding ticket. If you are arrested for DUI you will spend the night in jail. But what happens if you violate Governor Tony Evers’ coronavirus safer-at-home order?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an effect on every aspect of life in the United States and throughout the world. Our criminal justice system is no exception, as local and state entities react to concerns about potential outbreaks of the disease in our heavily-populated prison system.
Nicole graduated from Marquette University Law School with a J.D. in 2018 and has already made quite the impact in the criminal defense legal community with her work and case results. She prides herself on being an attorney who legitimately cares for her clients. To her, this is not just a job. The life and liberty of her clients truly is more important than anything else, and that means sacrificing a lot of her spare time. Meaning, she’d rather work on the weekends than go to a Packers game if it means she would be doing something for the benefit of her clients.
The beauty of our system of government is also what makes it messy. Federalism allows different states to have different laws pertaining to the same issues based on the interests and desires of their residents and voters. Marijuana is no exception.
AMC Theatres used to play a clip before movies that told audiences “Please don’t spoil the movie by adding your own soundtrack” and “Silence is Golden”. The same guidelines should be issued to potential criminal suspects: “Please don’t spoil your defense by adding your own statements. Silence is golden.”