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The Justice System: Attorney- Client Conversations - Who is Listening?

Attorney Client Privilege Disappearing .jpgIn the justice system, when people are incarcerated, they should not expect much privacy. It is understood that law enforcement needs to be able to observe inmates, even listening in on their phone calls and reading their mail. However, law enforcement officials from prison guards to prosecutors know that there are certain privileges that even incarcerated individuals have, especially the attorney-client privilege.

The Justice System: Sessions Memo Equals Tougher Charges and Sentences

justice.jpgThe Justice System is changing.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to federal prosecutors last month implementing a new approach as they evaluate what crimes to charge and sentences to pursue.  Although ultimate sentencing discretion remains with the Court, the government's position has an impact. 

Is The Justice System Impartial?

Fairness iii.pngDo you believe that the justice system is not fair? That it helps some while hurting others without any rhyme-or-reason to it all? These are common complaints because, admittedly, the justice system is imperfect. Plus, it will always feel unfair when you get the short end of the stick. That's why its important that those individuals who are a part of "the system," police, prosecutors, and judges, not only make sure to be impartial and objective, but also to work hard to remove the appearance of favoritism and subjectivity. It's because of these rules that the recent actions of four Wayne County prosecutors set off alarm bells.

The Justice System: Top 10 For Client Satisfaction

The Justice System - The Law Office of John Freeman, PLLC is pleased to announce that the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has honored Mr. Freeman as one of the "10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Michigan".

The Justice System Worked: Murder Charge Against Client Dismissed

Murder Charge Dismissed.jpgThe justice system worked - Murder charge agaisnt Firm's client dismissed!

The Justice System and Your Treestand

The Justice System: As the annual fall ritual of deer hunting season is upon us, it is important to remember that if you do not obey the rules, you could land in jail.

The Justice System: Client Responsibilities

In the justice system, even the best and most experienced criminal defense attorney can only put a client on solid footing to succeed in life.  Like in a parent/child relationship, the client, just like a child, has a responsibility to take advantage of opportunities provided by the attorney (parent).

The Justice System: Client Responsibilities

In the justice system, even the best and most experienced criminal defense attorney can only put a client on solid footing to succeed in life.  Like in a parent/child relationship, the client, just like a child, has a responsibility to take advantage of opportunities provided by the attorney (parent).

The Justice System: Do Prosecutors Have Too Much Power?

In The Justice System, Prosecutors have an enormous amount of discretion in a criminal case. As a former prosecutor in the State of New York, and the Federal System in Detroit, I had the ability to decide who should be charged with a crime, what felony and misdemeanor charges should be filed, and when charges would be filed. Like all prosecutors, I also had the ability to negotiate plea bargains, dismiss charges, and recommend downward departures at sentencing. However, prosecutors cannot engage in conduct that amounts to selective or vindictive prosecution. For ethical prosecutors, this is not a problem. Unfortunately, some prosecutors cross the line. A recent google search for "prosecutorial misconduct cases" yielded over 150,000 results in .28 seconds.

The Justice System: Will You Get Bail?

In The Justice System, what factors does the court consider in determining whether a client will be granted bail or remain incarcerated pending the outcome of the case?  For most clients, this is the single most important issue after learning they have been charged with a criminal offense.  Therefore, consider carefully what experienced attorney to retain.

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