Blog Posts in November, 2015

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  • The Role of Extenuating Circumstances in Criminal Cases
    The Role of Extenuating Circumstances in Criminal Cases

    Extenuating circumstances are facts that can make a defendant’s conduct more understandable in the context of a crime that has been committed. One example is that if a woman is forced by an abusive ...

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  • Summary Judgment in Civil and Criminal Trials
    Summary Judgment in Civil and Criminal Trials

    Most legal actions never see the inside of a courtroom. In fact, it has been reported that almost 90% of criminal trials are resolved without a trial and many civil actions are also settled before ...

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  • SEC Announces 2015 Enforcement Results
    SEC Announces 2015 Enforcement Results

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced results for its enforcement actions in fiscal year 2015, ended September 30, 2015, saying that these results include a number of high impact and ...

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  • Study Shows Government Prosecution of White-Collar Crime Has Declined
    Study Shows Government Prosecution of White-Collar Crime Has Declined

    A new study by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) shows that the Department of Justice’s prosecution of white collar crime has declined over the past decade. Based ...

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  • New Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Drug Crimes Now in Effect
    New Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Drug Crimes Now in Effect

    Nearly 70% of the nation’s federal drug trafficking defendants will have their sentences reduced by an average of 11 months, thanks to recent amendments to U.S. federal sentencing laws for drug crimes ...

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  • Discovery: What a Prosecutor Must Disclose and When
    Discovery: What a Prosecutor Must Disclose and When

    While popular legal TV programs may have portrayed defense attorneys being caught flatfooted in court when a prosecutor drops an evidentiary bombshell, this is rarely the case in real life. That is ...

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