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Concealed Weapon Permit and Gun

Attorney Andrew H. Stevenson has been a proud member of the Critical Response Team for the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) since 2017. The USCCA is a membership and advocacy program that is dedicated to protecting individuals who wish to exercise their Second Amendment Right to carry a concealed firearm.

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Under certain circumstances, the police are authorized to conduct a search without first obtaining a search warrant. Below I discuss the most common situations when the police can conduct a search without a warrant.

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You should NEVER speak to the police without an attorney. There are NO exceptions to this rule. However, people still do, and throughout my career I have heard many different reasons why people decided to speak to law enforcement on their own. I have listed a few of the reasons, and why they are not well founded.

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Being the subject of any criminal accusation can be incredibly stressful. If you have been falsely accused of something as serious and as damaging as sexual assault, and more particularly, the crime of rape, the consequences can be exceptionally dire.

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In order to successfully defend a false claim of child abuse or shaken baby abuse you will need the assistance of medical experts. I am often asked about the different kinds of experts and what exactly each type of expert does. Below I give a brief explanation of the different kinds of medical experts needed to assist your defense attorney ...

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Wooden gavel and scales of justice

How then can there be a difference of opinion between the hospital doctors who claim abuse and the defense medical experts who say otherwise? This question must usually be confronted in preparing a defense to a claim of false abuse. At some point either a judge or jury will be forced to choose between the experts from the hospital and ...

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Wooden gavel and scales of justice

Understanding the development of Shaken Baby Syndrome can lead to a better understanding of the medical allegations levied against parents falsely accused of abuse. In a two-part post, I review the history of the development of SBS in an effort to reveal some of the shortcomings of the theory as well as give insight into defending false allegations of abuse.

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Wooden gavel and scales of justice

After Shaken Baby Syndrome gained a strong foothold as the preferred medical diagnosis for infants who presented with the triad, legally the diagnosis became synonymous with "clear unrefutable evidence of abuse." Because no other "reasonable" explanation existed, once a child (particularly non-moving infants) had been diagnosed with the triad or SBS, defending such an allegation seemed impossible. Even though the ...

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