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Warrantless Searches Are Per Se Unreasonable in Montana

Warrantless Searches Are Per Se Unreasonable in Montana

Recent police contact got you wondering… Both the Federal and Montana Constitutions protect Montana citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures.  The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “the right of the people to be secure in their...

Staying Safe at Holiday Parties

It’s holiday party season in Montana. If you are planning to attend holiday parties on other people’s property, you should be aware of the hidden dangers that could take you out of the celebration. You should also know that in many cases, property owners can be held liable for any personal injuries that may occur […]

Wrongful Death and Survivor Actions

Have you lost someone to wrongful death? At Bryan, diStefano & Mattingley, we understand that you are going through an extremely painful and difficult time in your life.  We are here to help. What is wrongful death? Wrongful death is where a person dies or is killed due to the wrongful act or neglect of […]

Safe Driving in Montana

Everyone knows Montana roads and highways can be dangerous. With blind curves, small shoulders, black ice, significant snow, wild animals, and other drivers, there are many things that can cause an accident.  On a single day in October, it is not uncommon to see five dead deer on the road between Kalispell and Lakeside, and […]

Whiplash Injuries

Car accidents, even minor ones, can cause serious injuries.  These injuries can take time, sometimes even days or weeks, to really set in.  One of these injuries is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck strain caused by an impact or blow that causes your head to jerk forward or backwards.  The sudden force stretches and tears […]

Do Not Speak With Law Enforcement Without an Attorney, Ever.

Do Not Speak With Law Enforcement Without an Attorney, Ever.

When law enforcement contacts you, it is vitally important you contact an attorney immediately.  You have likely heard of the Miranda warning, which includes the right to remain silent.  The legal authority to remain silent is found within the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution, which provides “No person… shall be compelled in any criminal case […]