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Department of Insurance has Broad Definition of "Substantially Related to Profession"

Department of Insurance (DOI) licensees are often surprised to learn that their seemingly-personal-and-unrelated-to-their-profession criminal matter, is in fact one upon which they can get dinged for license discipline.  Often, they just do not believe that their conviction was related to their profession.  For example, what does a disturbing the peace Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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Search Incident to Arrest

Technological change is extremely rapid, often leaving the law (including legislators and judges) struggling to catch up. This divergence is evident with search and seizure issues, such as with cell phones. Traditionally, the “search incident to arrest” exception to warrantless searches (which are generally unconstitutional) was based on the fear that Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago