This blog is not intended to provide legal advice or counsel. These blog posts are not written with the in-depth research and precision of a law review article or a winning brief. In the world of criminal law and procedure, a citizen’s most important rights and freedoms hang in the balance. Therefore, it would ill-advised to take anything within this blog as gospel. If you find yourself in a legal predicament, especially if that predicament involves criminal charges, seek the advice of competent defense counsel.