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Criminal defense counsel must abide by client’s wishes

Posted by Shaunté Henry on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, In : Criminal 

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court ruled that a lawyer cannot concede a criminal defendant’s guilt over the client’s stated objections. If a criminal defendant continually insists that his counsel refrain from admitting guilt, then that Counsel must abide by the client’s wishes even if in the defense counsel’s legal experience he might win the case on a lesser charge. For the Supreme Court’s full opinion click here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-8255_i4ek.pdf...


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United States Department of Justice Issues Department Response to Disaster Fraud

Posted by Shaunté Henry on Thursday, November 2, 2017, In : Disaster Fraud 

Allegations of disaster fraud are already following in the wake of the recent hurricanes and wildfires. The call center for the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) has already received hundreds of complaints from across the country. This issue warrants a coordinated, nationwide response. In order to ensure that the Department of Justice effectively and quickly combats fraudulent conduct relating to the recent hurricanes, the Deputy Attorney General recently issued gu...


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