Articles Tagged with excessive-force

Charlotte DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can the police search my car without a warrant?”

It’s been two months since a North Carolina Judge declared a mistrial for the police officer who killed Jonathan Ferrell. After four days of debates, the jury was deadlocked, 7-5 on an initial vote and 8-4 on the succeeding three votes. And when Judge Robert C Ervin asked the jury foreman if further discussions would resolve the dead end, the response was no. Ervin then declared a mistrial.

J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Should I ever plead guilty to a charge?”

While media reports of protests and rioting in Baltimore, Maryland and elsewhere have been inescapable in recent weeks for anyone who follows the news, the costs to taxpayers of violent encounters between police officers and the citizens they serve have been more elusive—tucked into files in state and federal courthouses or sealed behind nondisclosure agreements.