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Tipp & Buley, Montana Innocence Project overturn conviction, secure release for client

Tipp & Buley client Richard Raugust was freed from custody for the first time in over 18 years on Friday, December 4, after Judge Jim…

Dec 07, 2015

One of the Things I Hate About Kombucha: It Got Andrew Keegan Arrested

The star of the 1999 movie “Ten Things I Hate About You” was busted earlier this year for selling kombucha, a fermented tea drink, at…

Oct 23, 2015

Bear Poaching Not Taken Lightly in Montana

Outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing are important to Montana's tourism industry as well as to state residents. Unfortunately, there are those, both residents…

Oct 21, 2015

Is a Man's Home His Castle for the Purpose of Self Defense?

A highly publicized, tragic shooting in Billings has highlighted Montana law on homicide and self-defense. In May, 15-year-old MacKeon Schulte and another teenage boy went…

Oct 19, 2015

What Constitutes Statutory Rape?

In Montana, the legal definition of rape is "sexual intercourse without consent." As inferred by the name, it simply means that one person was subjected…

Oct 15, 2015

State Supreme Court Issues Decision in Cody Marble Case

Earlier this year, the Montana Supreme Court heard oral arguments in an appeal filed by Cody Marble, who was convicted of raping another boy when…

Sep 28, 2015

Obstruction of Justice: What Can We Learn from Barry Bonds?

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put an end this year to the government's legal action against former baseball player Barry Bonds. The court…

Sep 23, 2015

Standard in Excessive Force Claims for Pretrial Detainees in Jail: Kingsley v. Hendrickson

The use of excessive force by police officers has certainly taken center stage lately in some high profile incidents like the one that occurred in…

Jul 27, 2015

Help! I've Been Charged with DUI in Montana. How Should I Plead?

The cornerstone of a valid plea to a Montana driving under the influence charge is that it is voluntary and intelligent. To ensure that this…

Jul 01, 2015

What Can I Expect at My DUI Arraignment in Montana?

An arraignment is a court hearing at which someone charged with a crime, known as the defendant, is advised of his or her rights and…

Jul 01, 2015

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