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Robert C. LeBrasseur

Robert LeBrasseur’s Legal Guides

17 total


  • Seizure based on information seeking purposes.

    Typically, a person cannot be seized unless there is probable cause to believe the person is committing a crime or committed a crime. However, the Supreme Court recognized that even in the absence of reasonable articulable suspicion or probable cause, a seizure for information-se...

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  • Does Aerial Photography violate the Fourth Amendment?

    InCalifornia v. Ciraolo, 476 U.S. 207, 211 (1986), the United States Supreme Court applied a two-part test to determine whether aerial photography constituted a Fourth Amendment search: (1) Has the individual manifested a subjective expectation of privacy in the object of the cha...

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  • Age is relevant to the determination of a valid Miranda Waiver

    Today (June 16, 2011), the Supreme Court answered the question whether the age of a child subjected to police questioning is relevant to the custody analysis of Miranda v. Arizona , 384 U. S. 436 (1966) . "It is beyond dispute that children will often feel bound to submit to poli...

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  • INEVITABLE DISCOVERY

    INEVITABLE DISCOVERY DOCTRINE The remedy for addressing police illegality is the suppression of the evidence found as a result of the illegality. This is known as the exclusionary rule. This remedy was thought to be necessary because other remedies, civil monetary relief or crim...

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  • Criminal Defense Attorney Fees

    How does a criminal defense attorney set fees? That varies for each attorney based on several factors: the attorney's experience, is the attorney in need of clients, what is the attorney's overhead, where is the case located in relation to the attorney's firm location, what are t...

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  • Prostitution in Maine

    Promoting prostitution and prostitution in general have been in the news a lot lately. A Zumba instructor is accused of engaging in prostitution amongst other charges at her studio. A Thomaston business man is accused of promoting prostitution amongst other charges. About 120 ind...

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  • GSA with Complusion

    A person is guilty of gross sexual assault if that person engages in a sexual act with another person and the other person submits as a result of compulsion. This is what most people think of when referring to the word "rape". It requires the prosecution to prove beyond all reas...

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