Being a criminal defense attorney requires you to use many types of advocacy. You have preliminary hearings , motion hearings , jury trials ,and sentencing hearings. Each area requires different skills of persuasion. Today , I want to discuss one aspect of sentencing hearings.
Third Circuit Holds That Breach of Agreement Not to Appeal Justifies Government’s Withdrawal of 5K Motion
It has become the norm for the Government to insist in plea agreements, cooperating or otherwise, that the defendant waive his/her right to appeal the resulting sentence, as long as the sentence is no more severe than augured by the applicable advisory Sentencing Guidelines range.
Far surpassing letter writing and even phone calls, email has become the primary method by which attorneys communicate with their clients.
Last week, a report was released over in Oklahoma that confirmed that the botched execution of Clayton Derrell Lockett wasn’t the result of any drug or combination of drugs. Nope.
The owner and operator of a Miami home health care company recently was sentenced for her part in a $6.5 million Medicare fraud scheme, after falling into the cross-hairs of the federal government’s Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (“HEAT”).
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill that will require police patrol cars to be equipped with in-car cameras.
In the last post, I discussed the endemic corruption in Russia’s courts and the need for INTERPOL’s heightened scrutiny of Russia’s Red Notice requests. Today’s focus is on the reason that some litigants fare much worse than others in Russia’s courts, and how that affects INTERPOL.
In July, the Albuquerque City Counsel hired a new public relations firm to help clean up the City’s image.
California v. Quinones, a case from the Court of Appeals of the State of California, involved a defendant (“Defendant”) who was convicted on one count of transporting a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug offense. Defendant had two prior “strike” convictions under the state three strikes law.
This week, the Associated Press did a nice job of listing the various problems that the lethal injection method of execution has had since it was first used by the State of Texas in 1982.