Criminal Defense Blog
Thoughts and Commentary on Important Issues in the Practice of Criminal Defense Law
After being placed in custody for a crime, everything seems to move fairly quickly. You appear before a magistrate judge, where you are advised of the charges being made against you; your attorney argues for bail (see August blog), and then you need to be arraigned on...
You’ve probably heard of being released on bail, but have you heard of being released on your own recognizance? Read on to find out what this type of release means for you as the defendant. Release on your own recognizance is often shortened to ROR. To understand...
Unlike what some people think - “cutting a deal” with the prosecution is not just for the guilty. An innocent person may decide to enter into an advantageous agreement with the government because it is in their best interest; because the risk of losing at trial and...
Criminal law is a complex topic, especially when you’re considering your options as the defendant in a criminal case. Many legal terms are similar or even interchangeable, and it’s crucial to consider the consequences of every possible verdict. One question that...
You’ve been arrested on federal charges—what now? Unless you plan on staying in custody, you (and your attorney) must be familiar with the federal bail process to plan out your next steps. What You Can Expect at Your First Hearing After you’ve been arrested, you’ll be...
The concept of probable cause is an important part of the law, protecting people from unlawful search, seizure, and arrest. It requires that police officers have a legitimate legal reason to search property, seize property, or arrest an individual. It is an...
When you (or a loved one) has been arrested, the first thing you’ll want to know is, how quickly you can get out of jail. In some instances, an accused may be released on their own recognizance - without having to pay any money. Others will need to pay a fee or...
Many legal terms have made their way into the public lexicon, but perhaps nothing is more widely known than the "Miranda” warning. Anyone who’s ever seen a crime drama knows what to expect before an arrest: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can...
Being on probation or supervised release is a major responsibility, and stepping out of line for even a moment can have serious consequences. While you may know about some of the more grievous probation violations that put you at risk of jail time, there are many...
There’s a lot to think about when you’re facing criminal charges, and it doesn’t help that specific legal terms are often used interchangeably by those outside the system. If you want to know what to expect in court and what type of consequences you could be facing,...
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