WHAT IS A WAIVER OF PROSECUTION AND HOW MUCH WEIGHT DOES IT HAVE?

An alleged victim who has expressed a desire not to go forward as a witness in the case can sign a waiver of prosecution.  A waiver of prosecution doesn’t guarantee the case against you will be dropped, but it demonstrates to the State Attorney’s Office that they may have a witness problem if the case proceeds … More WHAT IS A WAIVER OF PROSECUTION AND HOW MUCH WEIGHT DOES IT HAVE?

WHAT WILL POLICE DO ONCE DISPATCHED BY 911?

The policies of law enforcement agencies differ, but generally, police are trained to take domestic violence calls seriously and with precaution so officers may arrive to the location of an incident with heightened suspicions and concerns for the safety of themselves and those involved on scene. They will usually separate the parties, ask who was involved, … More WHAT WILL POLICE DO ONCE DISPATCHED BY 911?

WHAT WILL D. CARR LAW DO FOR ME IF I HIRE THEM?

Aside from our Menu of Services which details the professional relationship and legal work D. CARR LAW will conduct throughout the litigation process, D. CARR LAW also promises to: Listen to your story, understand your goals and work tirelessly to protect your future Research whether the police violated any of your constitutionally protected rights Fight … More WHAT WILL D. CARR LAW DO FOR ME IF I HIRE THEM?

NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy is Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The NFL has a higher standard for player conduct and law enforcement agencies can learn from the NFL’s policies. In light of the recent decision by the NFL to suspend Ezekiel Elliott for unprosecuted conduct allegedly implicating his participation as a domestic violence abuser, it would behoove all of us to ask some critical questions … More NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy is Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The Movement is On Fire: We Need You to Enter the Burning Building

On August 10, 2017, Sheriff Scott Walton of the Sheriff’s Office in Rogers County, Oklahoma defended Betty Shelby as he announced her recruitment as the 31st reserve deputy sworn into his department.  As reported by CNN’s Jessica Suerth, Sheriff Walton explained his support of Shelby by saying he’d hate to think that he was “sitting … More The Movement is On Fire: We Need You to Enter the Burning Building

How Domestic Violence Allegations Threaten Your Reputation, Even If You Are Never Found Guilty

I’ve been saying it all along.  Domestic violence allegations are no joke.  Maybe now that the nation of Dallas Cowboys fans and my fellow Ohio State Alumni have asserted disappointment over the recent 6-game suspension of the outstandingly talented Ezekiel Elliott, people will pay attention to this. Even if you are never prosecuted, never found … More How Domestic Violence Allegations Threaten Your Reputation, Even If You Are Never Found Guilty

Failing to Reform Law Enforcement Training is the Leading Cause of Community Distrust

On June 24, 2017, CNN’s Emanuella Grinberg discussed why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions in a CNN report.  The narrative outlined perspectives from different players in the debate, but the competing highlight she raised was the conflict between agencies experiencing a recruiting deficit that limits their ability to ensure public safety versus the … More Failing to Reform Law Enforcement Training is the Leading Cause of Community Distrust

Racism Over Coffee

It wasn’t my first encounter with a blatantly racist human being.  Growing up half black and half Asian-Pacific islander in a predominantly white neighborhood in the middle of the Delawarean country meant racism was no surprise to me.  I just learned over time to understand its roots, identify its many forms, ignore its intent, and … More Racism Over Coffee