Kavadas v. Martinez – Law & Cases

Kavadas v. Martinez - LAW

Kavadas v. Martinez challenges the practice of automatically suspending driver’s licenses for nonpayment of child support without a reasonably contemporaneous hearing to determine if a default was willful and as to whether the license suspension would be counterproductive to the goal of increasing child support collections. It does not challenge the authority of the court to … Read more

Notable Cases & Published Caselaw – Decisions & Judgments

Notable Cases & Published Caselaw - Court PDFs

Andreana Kavadas, et al v. Raymond Martinez, et al MER-L-1004-15 Kavadas v. Martinez challenges the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for nonpayment of child support without a reasonably recent hearing to determine if a default was willful. It does not challenge the ability of a court to suspend a license where there has been a recent … Read more

2nd Amended Habeas – Law


This case arises out of the slaying in 1993 of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas.  Chris Byers, Steve Branch, and James Michael Moore disappeared around 6: 30 p.m. on May 5th.  Their bodies were found the next day submerged in a drainage ditch in Robin Hood Hills, a wooded area near their homes, with that … Read more

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Jessie Misskelley, Jr. Statements

Jessie Misskelley, Jr. Statements and Interviews

Jessie’s (June 3, 1993) statement  (with audio – load and follow along):  https://www.dpdlaw.com/jessie-misskelley-jr-confession/ Jessie’s (June 3, 1993) statement after the time discrepancies in his original statement were found to be too severe to justify the issuance of a warrant:  https://www.dpdlaw.com/jessieclarificationstatement/ Sheriff’s (February 1994) officers’ report of alleged statements Jessie made: https://www.dpdlaw.com/jessiejailstatement/ Jessie’s (February 1994) statement: https://www.dpdlaw.com/jessiepostconvictionstatement/ … Read more