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When Should You Settle Your Case And When Should You Go To Trial?

Categories: Criminal Law & Process

Civil Litigation — Reputable Representation One of the most common questions asked by civil litigation clients is how to determine when they should settle a case and when they should, instead, see the dispute through all the way to trial. Of course, every case is different, but there are some overarching issues to consider when…

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What to Do When Federal Agents Come to Your House

Categories: Criminal Law & Process

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Unless and until you have a defense attorney present, you should never agree to an interview with federal agents.  If federal agents visit you unannounced at your home or office, you should politely decline their request to speak with you.  Even if the agents assure you that you are not the target of their investigation…

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When May Evidence Be Suppressed from Use at Trial?

Categories: Criminal Law & Process

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The exclusionary rule bars prosecutors from using evidence obtained in contravention of a defendant’s constitutional rights as evidence of that defendant’s guilt at trial.  Essentially, the exclusionary rule is the mechanism by which defendants can suppress illegally obtained evidence.  The exclusionary rule only applies in criminal cases, and its application is heavily limited by a…

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