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While you cruise around, checking Twitter on your phone, texting your friends about dinner plans, or, I dunno, using your cell phone for an actual phone call, your phone is connecting to nearby cell towers, always searching for the best signal. Cellular signal providers, and (by request) police, can therefore get a good handle on your whereabouts, based on the towers your cell phone is "pinging." And even though this might not seem like particularly invasive data -- after all, you're probably updated your Facebook status with your location added -- it can provide law enforcement with a comprehensive view of your daily life.

Therefore, according to a Supreme Court ruling this morning, police must obtain a warrant to get a phone's location information from cell towers. Here's what that means.

Riffing off a meme popular on Twitter last week, one attorney tweeted: "The most successful clients I've met: 1. Want to know if they are being detained 2. Do not consent to this search 3. Would like to speak to an attorney."

That's pretty good advice whether you're innocent or not, and we thought it would be useful to expand on those three factors to demonstrate their importance to your criminal case. Here's what you need to know to be a successful client.

Elizabeth Holmes was 19 when she founded Theranos in 2003. At its peak, the blood-testing company was valued at $9 billion in 2013 and '14. Since then, the fall of Theranos and Holmes has been precipitous.

The company has faced numerous lawsuits from investors, clients, and customers, accusing it of overselling its testing technology, and Holmes herself has already faced and settled "massive fraud" charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Now the Theranos founder and former CEO, along with former President Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, is facing a grand jury indictment on federal wire fraud charges.

In October 2017, President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, surrendered to the FBI after being indicted on a litany of charges, including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts, and making false and misleading statements in documents filed and submitted under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The FBI, in an investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, was looking into connections between possible links and financial ties between Russia and Trump associates during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Manafort was out on bail before trial on those charges, but no more. A federal judge revoked Manafort's bail and ordered him to jail after Mueller's team accused him of attempting to tamper with the testimony of two potential witnesses in his criminal case.

The public loves to hear that police are solving crimes. Local politicians love it even more. So law enforcement officers and officials are under pressure to deliver the goods when it comes to their crime statistics.

In a July 2013 city council meeting, former Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano reported his department had a 100 percent clearance rate for burglaries. While impressive sounding and technically true, that statistic was based on Atesiano and two of his officers pinning four unsolved burglaries on one innocent teenager. Now the cops are facing federal civil rights charges for the frame-up.

Chicago Cracks Down on Illegal Party Buses

Whether celebrating a bachelor or bachelorette, your bestie's birthday, a reunion, a wedding, or just the fact that it's Friday, you've probably been in or considered hiring a party bus. And while it can make bar-hopping a lot more fun and efficient, it doesn't take mental gymnastics to think of all the potential hazards either.

Citing such safety concerns, the City of Chicago announced it will be cracking down on illegal party busses thanks to a new agreement between various state entities. So, if you're a party bus entrepreneur, better make sure you're on the up-and-up.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted on two additional federal charges today: obstructing justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Those are in addition to five other charges on which Manafort was indicted in October of last year, including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, being an unregistered agent of foreign principal, and false statements.

The most recent charges, filed by special counsel Robert Mueller's office, are based on allegations that Manafort and a longtime aide Konstantin Kilimnik (who is believed to have ties to Russian intelligence) attempted to tamper with witnesses in Mueller's investigation.

It's summer. It's hot. And kids are running around with ice cream, snow cones, and slushies. But why should they have all the fun?

"Basically, it's single malt beverages that are available in single serve cans, that are just opened and poured right into the slushie machine," Jeff Martin, manager of Breski's Beverages told Pennsylvania's Fox43 News. "Takes about a half hour or so, and you have a slushie."

"You can buy them now, and take them home and put them in the freezer, and then later when the kids go to bed, you can have a slushie," added Lisa Adams.

Sounds great. But are they legal?

Divorce Revenge Led to 6 Murders in Arizona

Divorce is often a hostile, painful process for those involved. But for most, the extent of the harm is emotional. In a tragic case out of Scottsdale, Arizona, one man appears to have taken his anger to brutal levels, seeking revenge after a drawn-out divorce. Before taking his own life, the divorcee is alleged to have murdered six people, at least four of whom were connected in some way to the divorce itself.

It's a common misconception about criminal law, and an understandable one -- after all, when it comes to civil litigation, it's a person, company, or group of people filing a lawsuit. But that's not quite how it works in the criminal context. Not just anyone can file criminal charges, prosecute a criminal case, or even dismiss charges after they've been filed.

Because of the serious nature of both criminal activity and corporeal punishment, criminal cases are prosecuted a little differently than their civil counterparts. So how does a criminal case get started?