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Understanding Immunity

Understanding Immunity

The legal term “immunity” refers to situations in which an individual will not be punished for certain instances of breaking the law because this will in some way help achieve a greater good for society. The most common example of immunity occurs when, in a federal or...
Grand Jury FAQ

Grand Jury FAQ

Over the years, in representing individuals involved in grand jury proceedings, we’ve found that most people don’t have the clearest understanding of what a grand jury is or how it works. That’s why we decided to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about...
A Guide to Federal Arraignment

A Guide to Federal Arraignment

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...
Understanding Plea Bargains

Understanding Plea Bargains

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...