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This Week in 1963: Assistance of Counsel Held a Fundamental Right

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        Clarence Earl Gideon, an unlikely hero, circa 1961. On March 17, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! On March 18, 1963, Gideon v. Wainwright  was decided, held:  Assistance of Counsel is a ...

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Kelly Landers with Doris Kearns Goodwin at Forum Club Luncheon

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                  Kelly Landers with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize winning author, presidential historian and political news analyst.  Photo was taken at Forum Club ...

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This Week in History: Andrew Johnson, Jack Ruby, Antonin Scalia

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On March 11, Happy Birthday Justice Antonin Scalia (born 1936 in Trenton, NJ). On March 13, 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson begins.  This was the first time in history that a sitting president had ...

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Silence is golden.

Three Reasons to Use Your Right to Remain Silent

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Whether you are a witness or are suspected of a crime, always exercise caution when speaking to the police.  Following are three reasons to use your right to remain silent. 1.  Words are often misunderstood.  Have you ever ...

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Search Warrant

Can the Police Search My Home Without a Warrant?

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Can the police search my home without a warrant? Anyone who is familiar with the U.S. Constitution would emphatically say no to this question, as the Fourth Amendment protects private citizens from unreasonable searches and ...

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Protect Your Fouth Amendment Rights by Supporting HR 1852

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Congress is currently considering the E-mail Privacy Act (HR 1852), a bi-partisan bill that would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).  ECPA was passed in 1986, when e-mail was not widely used and cloud ...

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This Week in History: 2-3-14

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On March 2, 1807, Congress abolished the slave trade. On March 3, 1991, an amateur video captures the Los Angeles police department beating motorist Rodney King, raising public concern over police treatment of minorities. On ...

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Justice is Blind

Attorney Q&A: Domestic Battery

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West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers answers questions about domestic battery charges. Mr. Landers has more than 23 years of experience in handling domestic violence cases. What is “battery”? In ...

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This Week in History: 2-24-14

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On February 23, 1945, Joe Rosenthal photographs 5 U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsman raising a flag during the Battle of Iwo Jima, among the most famous photos ever made. On February 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives ...

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Beware of Predatory Prescription Practices

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West Palm Beach criminal defense lawyer Kelly V. Landers helps you to understand your rights and responsibilities with respect to safe prescription practices.  Prescription painkillers are dangerously addictive, and trusting ...

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