Challenging Local Criminal Ordinances In Virginia

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Due Process, Freedom of Speech and Press, Religious Freedom

Challenging Local Criminal Ordinances in Virginia Attacking the Validity of a Local Ordinance – A Good Defense! The best defense often is a good offense, even when facing criminal charges. This is especially true when the crime charged is the violation of a city or county ordinance. Defendants can always argue they did not commit […]

Can I sue a police officer for Brady violations – for concealment, doctoring, or destruction of evidence?

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Can I sue a police officer for Brady violations? § 1983 action against police officer for Brady violations–concealment, doctoring, or destruction of evidence Summary of Brady Law ____________________________________________________  What is Brady?  What is a Brady Violation? In Brady v. Maryland, the Supreme Court held “that the suppression by the prosecution of evidence favorable to an […]