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Dateline NBC: At the bottom of the lake featuring Chuck Watson

Chuck Watson has been featured on Dateline NBC: At the bottom of the lake.

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“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 words...

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On Medical Marijuana: United States v. McIntosh (9th Circuit Court of Appeals)

On August 16, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which includes Montana, ruled in favor of medical marijuana providers in United States v. Macintosh. At issue was the prosecution of a number of medical marijuana providers and dispensaries in California and Washington under federal law (the controlled substances act) while those same activities are protected under state law and while Congress keeps in place a prohibition of federal expenditures for the prosecution of medical marijuana operations.

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I Got Pulled Over... Now, What?

In this post, I’ll outline the practice I’ve honed, and use personally, when stopped by law enforcement. Let me know, if you have anything to add, critiques, or even just a good story.

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Civil Suit Settlements: How Much of My Settlement Do I Keep?

When we obtain a judgment or negotiate a settlement on behalf of a client, the question of how much a client can keep almost always comes up. Depending on attorneys’ fees and expenses, a client may be left with 40% to 60% of the settlement amount. This is not the end of the story.

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

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 Virginia City District Court.

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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.

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

A Utah’s man jury trial for vehicular homicide while under the influence began Monday in Virginia City district court.

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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.

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Judge Ends Owl Lounge Theft Trial

A District Court judge Thursday dismissed a case against a Livingston woman accused of embezzling from Livingston’s Owl Lounge.

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BozemanTalks.com featuring Chuck Watson

Read a recent post and comments on BozemanTalks.com, A Fine Example of Montanas "NEW JUSTICE" , which features Chuck Watson.

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Grateful Shed Acquitted Of Selling Drug Paraphernalia

One owner of the Grateful Shed charged with selling illegal drug paraphernalia from his Four Corners store was acquitted Wednesday. Steve Andriakos was acquitted by a U.S. District Court judge in Butte after three days of testimony, defense attorney Chuck Watson said.

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

The plaques on the wall are carefully arranged. Newspaper clippings, mounted and framed, line another portion of the office. And when Chuck Watson speaks in his slow, Southern voice, his words are meticulously chosen.

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