SUPREME COURT NARROWS OFFICER’S ABILITY TO EXTEND TRAFFIC STOP FOR DOG SNIFF On April 21, 2015, The United States Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement may not detain a citizen longer than necessary to conduct a dog sniff for drugs. This opinion clarifies and narrows its previous opinion in Illinois v. Caballes that a dog sniff conducted… Read more »
Announcement: The Firm of Kassius Benson Law, P.A. celebrates 13 years of business this week.
In the week of March 2, 2015, in Ohio v. Clark, the U.S. Supreme Court Case involving limits of the use of out of court statements of child to teachers in child abuse case. Confrontation Clause issues are implicated. Facts of the Case On March 17, 2010, a preschool teacher at Cleveland’s William Patrick Day… Read more »
Kassius O. Benson Named MSBA Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by Minnesota State Bar Association On January 26, 2015, the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) announced that Kassius O. Benson has been named a MSBA Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. This certification program is administered by the MSBA and approved by the State Board of Legal… Read more »
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 19, 2015 The Staff at Kassius Benson Law, P.A. wish all the best this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday 2015. We encourage everyone to take the opportunity to reflect on the events of the last year and determine how they can effect positive change in the sprit of Dr…. Read more »
A Second Chance for Relief from the Collateral Consequences Criminal Convictions in 2015 Collateral consequences of criminal charges, convictions and contact with police are a constant concern affecting the lives of millions who come into contact with the criminal justice system. According to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, over 70 million Americans have some… Read more »