joint defense agreements

Joint defense agreements are assuming increasing importance—and attracting increasing controversy—as a means of protecting confidential information shared among counsel for codefendants and among counsel for subjects and targets in criminal investigations.  While lawyers for codefendants in “street crime” cases have…

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Pre-Trial Diversion In Rhode Island

pre-trial diversion

Persons charged with a crime in Rhode Island face the possibility of fines, probation, imprisonment, or a combination of each, if convicted.  However, in certain instances, a criminal case in Rhode Island may be disposed of via referral to the…

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Confessions: Part II

know your miranda rights

Miranda Minimized You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have a lawyer present during questioning. If you cannot afford an…

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Confessions: Part I

miranda rights

Everyone who has watched television or movies knows something about the Miranda rights warnings.  These warnings include (1) the right to remain silent; (2) anything said to police can be used against you in a court of law; and (3) the right…

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