Patent Pending – Sorry I Offended You

A few interesting tidbits for you this week: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that offensive names can be trademarked, overturning a law protecting us from being offended. It seems a […]

Silence Is Golden

A recent Georgia Court of Appeals case points out that, in a criminal case, the Defendant’s silence isn’t always golden. Let me set the stage. Lawton was a suspect in […]

Sgt. Pepper Turns 50

Can you believe it? Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club is 50 years old! I consider it the greatest album of all time. While the album needs no props from me, […]

A Georgia case was recently overturned because, during deliberations, the trial judge did not allow the jury’s note to be seen by the defense attorney. It was a case with […]

So you ask, Kelly, why your obsession over rock’n’roll? Good question and only a psychotherapist (that’s really three words put together, but that’s for another day) can really dig out […]

We All Make Mistakes

Distrust of the government is real, especially when it comes to prosecutors and judges in a criminal case. The defendant and his/her family and supporters often assume that the system […]

You Said What?

  In a recent court case, the Georgia Supremes held that a defendant’s outgoing text messages are admissible as evidence, but not the incoming text messages, since they are hearsay. […]

CSI Effect?

Everyone has heard of the CSI effect, but I’ll define it just in case. The CSI effect is the exaggerated reliance and portrayal of forensic science in solving crimes. Forensic […]

Trump Speak

Regardless of your political affiliations or leanings, there are lessons to be learnt from the election of Donald Trump. This isn’t a high falutin’, educated analysis of complicated exit poll […]

Pill Bottles and You

My lovely daughter Alden is quite a young lady. Last week, she volunteered at a local school at an event for special needs children. As a parting gift, she received […]

Supreme Court Trivia

A bit of trivia today about the U.S. Supreme Court. I call them The Supremes, but I don’t mean any disrespect, it’s just easier to type that. Does Article III […]

What Would You Do?

Here is how the case unfolded: Unknown car pulls into Al’s driveway late at night. Al goes out to see who it is. Someone is behind the wheel he didn’t […]