What is the responsibility of the media in the age of the 24-hour news cycle and the internet? At the very least, news organizations have a responsibility to be accurate in the way they describe criminal investigations, charges, and outcomes. Failure to do so can haunt the subjects of their stories for the rest of their lives. Here is one such example featuring a Dane County man who was unfairly and inaccurately labeled by the media.
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Can the police search your property? No, with some exceptions. The police are required to obtain a search warrant to search your property, including your car, computer, backpack, purse, or wallet. They can search without a warrant if you consent to a search after a traffic stop or allow them into your home. You should never speak to the police without an attorney present, regardless of your innocence.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has been updated to included prolonged grief as a recognized mental disorder. This could have implications in criminal cases involving defendants who are suffering from prolonged grief after experiencing trauma.