Why Judges and Prosecutors Engage in Plea Bargaining

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 04:01 PM

Moving cases along, and making sure that there's room in the jails and prisons for truly bad actors, are two reasons why plea bargaining is part of the system.

For judges, the primary incentive to accept plea bargains is to move along their crowded calendars. Most judges simply don’t have time to try every case that comes through the door. Prosecutors face similar pressures. Several additional factors support plea bargaining.

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The Emergency Exception to the Miranda Rule

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

If officers are acting in proper response to a potential emergency, they don't have to read you your rights.

Law enforcement officers must provide the Miranda warning if a suspect is in custody and subject to interrogation. If officers don’t provide the warning in this scenario, the suspect’s statements and any evidence derived from them are usually inadmissible in court. (For information on Miranda mistakes, see Miranda Rights: Ways Police Officers Botch the Warnings.) But there are exceptions to the Miranda requirement, one of which commonly applies if officers are responding to a potential emergency.

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Sobriety Checkpoints

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 @ 03:10 PM

The need to provide for highway safety, by getting drunk drivers off the road, trumps the normal need for reasonable suspicion.

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2017 Human Trafficking Statutes

Posted by Chris Morales on Tue, Jan 10, 2017 @ 03:56 PM
 
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Willful Blindness and Criminal Liability

Posted by Chris Morales on Thu, Jan 05, 2017 @ 02:55 PM

Some people figure that, if they avoid true knowledge that they're doing something illegal, they can't be convicted. Not so fast.

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Bitcoin Digital Currency Hits Three-Year High of $1,000

Posted by Chris Morales on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 04:29 PM

On January 2, the value of Bitcoin passed the $1,000 mark for the first time in three years. The website coinmarketcap.com, which monitors the value of various digital currencies, show that the current price of a Bitcoin is now $1,025 and that the value of all units in circulation is now worth $16bn.

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New California Laws (2017)

Posted by Chris Morales on Mon, Jan 02, 2017 @ 01:37 PM

2017, brings several new laws in the state of California. Here is a list:

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Bail Jumping—or Failing to Appear After Bailing Out

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Dec 22, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Forfeiting bail isn't necessarily all an absent defendant will have to deal with.

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Limits to How Much Bail the Judge Can Require

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Wed, Dec 21, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Bail should not be used to punish a defendant, or raise money for the state. Its valid use is to secure the defendant's presence at trial.

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Violating Conditions of O.R.

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 @ 12:41 PM

Failing to abide by the conditions of your OR release can land you in jail.

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