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Avoid the pitfalls of hiring the wrong attorney; learn how to hire a great criminal defense lawyer Encountering the criminal justice system can be one of the most challenging and stressful periods of your life.  Selecting the right criminal defense lawyer for yourself or a friend or family member can be one of the most […]

Rules for Sentencing a Criminal Defendant Decisions related to sentencing a criminal defendant that criminal courts must take into account include “the nature of the offense and/or the offender, with particular regard to the degree of danger both present to society.” In re Rodriguez (1975) 14 Cal.3d 639, 654, quoting In re Lynch (1972) 8 […]

PURSUANT TO THE LAW SURROUNDING SECTION 11(c)(1)(c) THE COURT AND GOVERNMENT INDEPENDENTLY OR JOINTLY  HAVE THE POWER TO ACCEPT THE PLEA BUT  NONETHELESS REDUCE THE PENALTY IMPOSED Normally, the basis of sentencing is the judge’s consideration of the Guidelines applicable to the offense, along with their examination of the §3553 factors. Peugh v. United States, 133 S.Ct. […]

The take on Medical Marijuana by someone not from the US, trying to explain how the system works – Guest Post part 1 – part 2 click here. The implementation of medical marijuana as an excellent alternative and natural drug Marijuana is not considered as an addictive drug. It is banned in several nations for […]

How the “Original Pornographers,” the Mitchell Brothers fixed Dennis Roberts’ Corvette, given to him by the fake DB Cooper, only to have it totaled by Hunter S. Thompson.  Oh, yeah, and a murder trial. Criminal defense attorney Dennis Roberts is famous for representing the Chicago 8, more frequently called the Chicago 7, as a motions attorney […]