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Category 'Not Guilty, Always: A Blog by Herman'

A criminal law blog, by defense attorney Herman Watson, of Watson Law Office, P.C.

“Am I Free to Go?”

If you are stopped, questioned, pulled over, or your movement is otherwise restricted by a show of authority (e.g., words, physical force, threat of physical force, or show of badge or gun), I advise you to utter these five magic … Continue reading


I Got Pulled Over… Now, What?

I Got Pulled Over. Now, What?   One of the more frequently asked questions in my line of work is also one of the easiest to answer because the response to being pulled over is pretty formulaic. That is to … Continue reading


Defendant in crash that killed fiancé reaches plea deal in Virginia City trial

By Francis Davis- The Montana Standard VIRGINIA CITY — A Utah man accused of vehicular homicide while under the influence in a crash that resulted in the death of his fiancé accepted a plea bargain and received probation Wednesday in … Continue reading


American Board of Criminal Lawyers Releases Documentary

Chuck is a full fellow and sits on the Board of Governors of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. The American Board of Criminal Lawyers was founded in June 1978 by San Francisco attorney Nathan Cohn, who conceived the idea … Continue reading


Vehicular homicide trial starts – Accused disputes he was driver at time of wreck

By Francis Davis- The Montana Standard View the article here. VIRGINIA CITY — A Utah’s man jury trial for vehicular homicide while under the influence began Monday in Virginia City district court. Louis Schardine, 29, is charged with the death … Continue reading


MISUNDERSTANDING LAWYERS’ ETHICS

The title of Daniel Markovits’s book, A Modern Legal Ethics, gives the impression that it is a comprehensive treatise on contemporary lawyers’ ethics. The contents of the book, however, are both more limited and more expansive than the title suggests. Markovits’s treatment of … Continue reading


Judge Ends Owl Lounge Theft Trial

By Camden Easterling Enterprise Staff Writer A District Court judge Thursday dismissed a case against a Livingston woman accused of embezzling from Livingston’s Owl Lounge. “This is ridiculous,” Sixth Judicial District Court Judge Nels Swandal said after prosecutors rested their … Continue reading


Grateful Shed Acquitted Of Selling Drug Paraphernalia

Businessman Acquitted Of Drug Charges In Fed Court Grateful Shed Acquitted Of Selling Drug Paraphernalia As seen in the article by Ted Sullivan, Staff Writer Bozeman Daily Chronicle One owner of the Grateful Shed charged with selling illegal drug paraphernalia … Continue reading


BozemanTalks.com featuring Chuck Watson

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Chuck Watson Is One Of The Area’s Most Prolific Criminal Lawyers

Chuck Watson Is One Of The Area’s Most Prolific Criminal Lawyers As seen in the article by Heidi Hagemeier, Staff Writer Bozeman Daily Chronicle Sunday, November 29, 1998 The plaques on the wall are carefully arranged. Newspaper clippings, mounted and … Continue reading