April 12, 2017
Legal Coffee: The Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause
In our second edition on the Legal Coffee video channel, Lawrence squares off with the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause:
“It’s one of our most important, but misunderstood constitutional rights. When someone accuses you of wrongdoing, your right to confront them may be the only way to clear your name.”
An archive of past videos is available on the Legal Coffee website. Be sure to check them out!
March 21, 2017
New YouTube Channel for Legal Coffee
“To understand the Fourth Amendment you need to understand “why” it was created by the Founding Fathers. Before the American Revolution, England’s debt swelled from fighting the French and Indian War. To solve the problem, England decided to tax the American Colonies.”
Check out the first video below:
April 20, 2016
Lawrence Koplow Presenting at AACJ’s Upcoming DUI Seminar
Lawrence Koplow is pleased to be speaking at the upcoming 29th Annual Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar, hosted by Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
Lawrence’s featured presentation, “10 Things Only Lawrence Koplow Can Do (That You Can Do Too)“, is on innovative defense strategies. He’ll be sharing tips and tricks on the following topics:
- PowerPoint during voir dires
- Using GPS data to impeach law enforcement
- Getting the “I can be fair” juror stricken for cause
- Test Results v. Answers
- Debunking the officer’s personal HGN accuracy rate
- Winning the retest argument
Other sessions, presented by some of the state’s top defense attorneys, include ISO and Chemical Testing; Collateral Consequences from a DUI Conviction; Prosecutorial/Defense Misconduct, and more.
The seminar takes place May 6th and 7th, 2016 at the Tuscon Marriott University Park.
September 29, 2015
A Guide to Arizona Blood Alcohol Testing
Lawrence Koplow has recently published an in-depth guide to blood alcohol testing in Arizona.
From the blood draw to testing in the gas chromatograph to the results printout, this guide explains in words and images, exactly how blood is tested for alcohol content after a police officer orders the test.
As Koplow points out, blood alcohol testing is a scientific process, and when any part of that process isn’t performed properly, the final results cannot be trusted. Human error along with mechanical and software problems can all prevent test results from being valid, accurate, and reliable.
View the guide here: Arizona Blood Alcohol Testing.
September 23, 2015
Lawrence Koplow Named ‘Of Counsel’ to Innovative Non-Profit Law Firm
The ASU Alumni Law Group is “a unique not-for-profit law firm, created to train new lawyers while helping our community gain access to affordable legal services”. It uses a model similar to the interest-based residency method found in teaching hospitals, where senior attorneys train and supervise new graduates of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, giving them an opportunity to develop their skills and gain on-the-job experience, while providing access to lower-cost legal representation to the community.
ASU Alumni Law Group helps clients with legal matters related to family, business/non-profit, estate, criminal, consumer, and real estate issues, and charges affordable, below-market rates so that all can receive quality, professional legal services. You can read more about the ASU Alumni Law Group at the firm’s news page.
The Koplow Law Firm has relocated to the ASU Alumni Law Group’s offices, and may now be found at:
Koplow Law Firm
Of Counsel, ASU Alumni Law Group
2 N Central Ave #1600
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
Phone: (602) 494-3444
Fax: (602) 494-2366
May 29, 2015
Lawrence Koplow Recognized for Outstanding Contribution To DUI Defense
Lawrence Koplow was recently named “Lawyer Of The Year For Outstanding Contribution To DUI Defense”. The award was presented to him on May 1, 2015 by the organization Arizona Attorneys For Criminal Justice.
An experienced criminal defense lawyer, Lawrence has more than 17 years’ experience in impaired driving defense, vehicular homicide, forensic science issues, complex felony changes, appeals, and post-conviction relief. He has litigated more than 200 jury trials involving allegations of impaired driving, and has an established reputation for successfully defending cases involving forensic science.
In addition to being a frequent legal commentator for TV and newspapers, Lawrence is also a sought-after lecturer within the criminal defense field, for his experience and insight into the areas of forensic science and impaired driving cases.
About the award sponsor:
“The Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice is a statewide not-for-profit membership organization of Criminal Defense Lawyers, law students and associated professionals dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused in the courts and in the legislature, promoting excellence in the practice of criminal law through education, training and mutual assistance, and fostering public awareness of citizens’ rights, the criminal justice system and the role of the defense lawyer.” (source: AACJ)