404 Law | Tony J. Alicea

Shades of Gray: Movie Choices

Have you ever watched a movie and immediately regretted it afterwards? Yeah, me too. Probably more times than I’d like to admit. But that’s part of learning to navigate through gray areas. Today I’m sharing a story about a recent movie I watched that shocked me and even left me a little traumatized by what […]

On Boiling Goats And Willing Hearts

I’m reading the Old Testament again and I’ve gotten to one of my favorite verses. You know the one telling you not to boil a goat in it’s mother’s milk? Yeah, I love that one. Mostly because it reminds me it’s okay to ask why. The first time I read the Bible through, I was […]

Life Without Rules

I’ve never been rebellious in my life. I’ve never been the one to question the status quo. I like rules. Obedience always came naturally to me. But as I mature in my faith, I’m seeing that God isn’t interested in us blindly following rules. So I started asking some dangerous questions: What if we could […]

Emotional Justice

Our legal system is broken. On a regular basis we hear of criminals set free, innocent charged for crimes they did not commit, celebrities getting preferential treatment and even corruption in the courts. In our culture, lawyers are thought of with contempt. Judges do not garner the respect they once had. Many have lost faith […]

Double Jeopardy

I am no legal expert. The majority of my legalese comes directly from movies and TV. But every once in awhile I learn a bit of legal jargon that makes sense in my life and I can drop it in conversation. Then I’m pretty much like Tom Cruise cross examining Jack Nicholson in A Few […]

Grace For Works

Most people have heard grace defined as “unmerited favor”. Another definition of grace is “the influence or spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate or strengthen them”. When my pastor defines grace he calls it “supernatural enabling power”