Criminal Law and Procedure

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State Net Criminal Law Update: Prison Reform Boosted by Alliances of Conservatives and Liberals
Posted on 23 Jun 2015 by State Net

In rare displays of bipartisanship, state legislative coalitions of liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans are overhauling sentencing procedures and making other important changes in criminal justice laws. Legislatures in Alabama and Maryland... Read More

How a Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Help You
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by JeffTomczak

(Image credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Law3.jpg) People or organizations embroiled in lawsuits due to accusations of criminal misconduct need to engage the services of a attorney to defend themselves. It is the duty of... Read More

Insurance Fraud Results in Eight Years in Prison: Plea of Guilty to Insurance Fraud Stands
Posted on 6 Apr 2015 by Barry Zalma

When a party pleads guilty to multiple crimes in open court and with the advice of competent counsel he or she can expect to spend time in jail or prison and to have no opportunity to withdraw the plea. However, in People v. Dobson , Not Reported in Cal... Read More

State Net Criminal Law Update: Bryant Signs Off On Mississippi Sentencing Overhaul
Posted on 9 Apr 2014 by State Net

BRYANT SIGNS OFF ON MS SENTENCING OVERHAUL: Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed prison sentence reform legislation last week that supporters say could save the Magnolia State $266 million over the next decade. The bill, HB 585, requires those convicted... Read More

Second Circuit Reverses Aberrational Sentencing of Home Confinement and Probation Because of Government Shutdown
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by Jack Townsend

I write today about a truly aberrational case out of the Second Circuit, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ]. I say that it is aberrational, but obviously that is loaded with my value judgment characterization. The case is United... Read More

State Net Criminal Law Update: Nearly Half of States Made Criminal Sentencing Changes in 2014
Posted on 23 Jun 2015 by State Net

Twenty-three states enacted 51 bills last year dealing with sentencing and criminal penalties, according to the State Sentencing and Corrections Legislation database provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Pew Charitable Trusts’... Read More