A routine traffic stop happens to everyone at one time or another. On the other hand, you may face serious consequences if you face a traffic stop with drugs in your vehicle. Knowing how to proceed could provide valuable help to your situation, especially if it results in a criminal charge. Here are a few… read more
“The police are here and they want to talk to me. What do I do?” If you encounter the police, exercise your legal rights to protect yourself from self-incrimination. Most people are not aware that they have the absolute right to not talk to the police. Cops have a plan for you to turn yourself… read more
A Milford Mill Academy special education teacher was charged with recording cheerleaders as they undressed in a classroom. Christopher Clark, 46, now faces one voyeurism-related charge after admitting to bracing his cell phone on his desk, pressing record, and leaving the classroom so the school’s cheerleading team would change into their uniforms. He also admitted… read more
Yesterday, Murphy, Falcon & Murphy attorney Judge William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr. traveled to Coppin State University, where they were featured speakers at an event focusing on current issues surrounding the intersection of race, excessive force by police officers, and the criminal justice system. The discussion, which was organized by the school’s student government association,… read more
Founding Partner Judge William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr. reflects on the Eric Garner case and handling police brutality in the future.
The nation’s leading prosecutor, Eric Holder, is calling for massive reform in our criminal justice system. In essence, he argues that the criminal justice system is overcrowded with people who don’t need to be there. In addition, racial disparities are a plague on the system. Attorney General Eric Holder appeals to reform on both a… read more
On Monday, July 15, 2013, Judge William H. “Billy” Murphy, Jr. spoke on NPR’s WYPR “Midday with Dan Rodricks” regarding the Zimmerman verdict and state “Stand Your Ground” laws. You can listen to this show on WYPR’s podcast. Seven Things We Can Do Now Millions of fair-minded people of all races, including most of the… read more
“Why isn’t this the fingerprinting of the 21st century?” So posed United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. in recent oral arguments challenging the warrantless sampling of DNA from individuals arrested for serious crimes. InMaryland v. King, the defendant, Alonzo Jay King, was arrested for first- and second-degree assault in 2009. Pursuant to… read more
Founding partner Judge Billy Murphy has spent decades advocating for civil rights and a just legal system. Below, he discusses your rights when interacting with police. This video was produced with Flex Your Rights, a nonprofit providing useful information on how the Bill of Rights affects your interactions with law enforcement.
This article originally appeared in The Baltimore Sun on August 7, 2007. Surfacing for the first time in a campaign finance imbroglio that has surrounded his son’s mayoral candidacy, Dr. Keiffer J. Mitchell Sr. said through attorneys yesterday that the $14,000 he spent on a hotel was an appropriate campaign expense because the room was… read more