AboutThis blog is maintained by The Law Office of Eric Roper, P.A., and is devoted to current legal issues in the fields of criminal defense, military law, and maritime transportation.
- Drug sniffing dogs and the Fourth Amendment
- Gideon v. Wainwright and the Right to Counsel
- Miranda warnings vs. Article 31(b), UCMJ rights: What’s the difference?
- Florida 1st District Court of Appeals reverses conviction and sentence for felony drug trafficking
- When is a false statement “official” under the Uniform Code of Military Justice?
Monthly Archives: January 2011
The recent case of U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant William Gurney serves as a reminder that military personnel are often held to a higher standard under the UCMJ than their civilian counterparts. According to media reports (available here and … Continue reading
This is perhaps the most often asked question of a criminal defense lawyer by friends and family members. Of course, the first advice I give when asked this question is to avoid drinking and driving in the first place. Aside … Continue reading
Its a normal Tuesday morning. You report for work as usual but soon after your immediate supervisor pulls you aside and says to you: “NCIS (or OSI, CID, or base police) is here and wants to see you now.” You … Continue reading
In the United States, the ocean transportation industry is one of the last transportation-related industries which has not been fully deregulated by the Congress. Beginning in the 1970‘s, Congress passed a series of laws which gradually removed regulatory oversight of … Continue reading