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Attorney-Client Privilege

Communications between an attorney and a client made during a professional meeting are considered confidential and do not have to be disclosed. The client owns this communication and therefore the client is the only individual who may waive this privilege. The purpose of this privilege is so that the client may be able to fully disclose all information to his or her attorney.

Challenging the Introduction of Improper Identification Evidence

There are a variety of ways in which a defendant may challenge the introduction of an improper identification.

Discovery and Brady Materials

In accordance with the Due Process Clause of the United States Constitution, the Government has an obligation to provide a defendant, upon his request, of all evidence in its possession that is favorable to the defendant and material to the case against the defendant. If the Government fails to disclose the requested information to the defendant, a new trial may be required.

Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication

A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct when he or she knowingly or intentionally engages in an act that is offensive to the public order. Examples of disorderly conduct include using abusive language in a public place, making an offensive gesture in a public place, creating a noxious odor in a public place, making unreasonable noise in a public place, fighting in a public place, or discharging a firearm in a public place.

Resisting Arrest

A person commits the offense of resisting arrest when he or she intentionally prevents or obstructs a peace officer from effecting an arrest, a search, or a transportation of him or her or another person by using force against the peace officer.

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