Category: What a criminal defense attorney tells his kids about….

By Scott Limmer

An attorneys blog about criminal law and procedure, college discipline, Title IX and cases of Interest

What a Criminal Defense Attorney Tells His Children About….Plagiarism, Updated!!

I am reposting this article I wrote about plagiarism but I am adding an introduction to concentrate of one specific type.  It is considered plagiarism when students copy another’s material on an exam or on a take home exam. And now back to our regularly scheduled article…… Plagiarism has always been a critical topic for […]

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What a Criminal Defense Attorney Tells His Children About….Plagiarism

Plagiarism has always been a critical topic for students. Even back when I was in school (and all of our resources were in books and newspapers) the consequences for submitting unoriginal work were severe. Back then, it was rare and scary to be accused of plagiarism. But nowadays the subject is a lot more complicated. […]

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What a Criminal Defense Attorney Tells His Children About… College

For most high school students, attending college is an American experience to which they greatly look forward. We’ve all seen it in movies – college is the place where you get to live away from your parents, make a lot of great new friends, join clubs, teams, fraternities/sororities, go to a lot of amazing parties, […]

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What a Criminal Defense Attorney Tells His Children About Pledging a Fraternity or Sorority

On many campuses, college culture is synonymous with Greek life. Every year students attend rush events hoping to be picked to pledge a fraternity or sorority both to be part of a social group, and to enjoy what is usually an active party scene. With the spring semester now in full swing, many students are […]

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What a Criminal Lawyer Tells His Kids About… Social Media and School

School Discipline in the Past Over my years as a criminal defense attorney, I often get calls to represent students at high-school disciplinary hearings. When I first started practicing in 1998 most of those hearings stemmed from one or more of three main factors: drugs, weapons or fights. However, challenging it might be to defend […]

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What a Criminal Defense Attorney Tells His Children about… Fake IDs

Warm weather, graduations and summer vacation will soon be here, time for parties, concerts and… getting arrested for trying to obtain alcohol with phony IDs? These days both sides of The Fake ID business are booming. Underage kids are buying fake ids in greater numbers. Under stricter New York fake ID laws, the police are […]

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What a Criminal Lawyer Tells His Kids about… Social Host Liability

Underage drinking is a difficult topic for any parent to handle. We all know it’s pretty much inevitable that our children are going to imbibe before their twenty-first birthday, but that doesn’t make it any easier to handle. As a father with two teenage daughters I find myself always wondering how to best manage this […]

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What a Criminal Lawyer Tells His Children About…Driving With a Handheld Device.

I thought I would start a series of blog posts to provide lessons I’ve learned in over 20 years’ criminal law practice, to help you and your family. Being a criminal defense attorney gives me an up close and personal view of all the actions one can and will get in trouble for. I have […]

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