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: April 2011
Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) provides the authority for a Commanding Officer to impose non-judicial punishment (NJP). Subject to some limitations, individuals facing NJP have the right to refuse NJP and to consult with a … Continue reading
The Florida Supreme Court, in a 5-2 opinion, recently ruled that a warrantless “sniff test” by a drug detection dog at the front door of a private residence was an unreasonable search under the Fourth Amendment. In 2006, police received … Continue reading