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Wyoming Search and Seizure Laws: What You Need to Know

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and part… Read More
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Resisting Arrest and Obstruction of Justice

Charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of justice are serious, and the penalties can be severe. Prosecutors take these cases seriously and will pursue them aggressively, especially if a police officer was injured or killed. But an experienced cr… Read More
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Can an Off-Duty Police Officer Arrest You in Wyoming?

Police officers who are on-duty, in uniform, displaying a badge, and carrying lethal and non-lethal weapons issued by the police department are clearly engaging in law enforcement duties and acting “under color of law.” But what about police offi… Read More
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What To Expect at a Bail Hearing

Anytime you appear in court, it is useful to understand the nature of the hearing, who will be present, what the court is expected to address, and what is expected of you as a defendant. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, before you… Read More
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How Do Criminal Charges Affect Child Visitation Rights?

If you have been granted child visitation rights and were charged with a crime, you may be concerned about the effect a criminal conviction will have on visitation with your children. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the questio… Read More
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What to Expect on Cross-Examination

Cross-examination is one of the most difficult parts of a trial for a witness or a criminal defendant. In fact, in all but a few rare instances, most criminal defense attorneys advise their clients not to testify at trial, precisely because they woul… Read More
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What Happens at a Criminal Pre-trial?

A pre-trial hearing is a formal appointment at court that takes place after a criminal defendant has had his initial appearance. The purpose of a pre-trial hearing is to address and simplify any issues before trial so that the trial, if one is held,… Read More
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5 Questions About Criminal Convictions and Child Custody

Child custody hearings are contentious, even in the best of circumstances. But if you’re fighting for custody of your children and have a criminal record, or if you lost custody of your children due to criminal activities, fighting for custody of y… Read More
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Chain of Custody and Why It Is Important in a Criminal Case

Chain of custody refers to the documentation that establishes a record of the control, transfer, and disposition of evidence in a criminal case. Evidence in a criminal case may include DNA samples, photographs, documents, personal property, or bodily… Read More
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Choosing a Jury in a Wyoming Criminal Case

Many lawyers consider jury selection in a criminal case to be the most important part of the trial. With a sympathetic jury, a client with a difficult case can be found Not Guilty. On the other hand, a client with a solid case can lose with a jury th… Read More
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