Revenge Porn – RHODE ISLAND

Revenge Porn Rhode Island

In recent years, state lawmakers across the country have been clamoring to criminalize what is known as “revenge porn,” or nonconsensual pornography.  New Jersey was the first to do so in 2013, with many other states soon following suit.  As…

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Entrapment

Entrapment

And the Lord God said unto the woman, “What is this that thou hast done?”  And the woman said, “The serpent beguiled me and I did eat.”  Genesis 3:13 (King James version). Eve’s plea that the snake tricked her into…

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Calculating Good Time Credit

Federal Good Time Credit

18 U.S.C. 3624 (b) is the law that addresses federal good time credit.  The statute provides for the award of good time credit for satisfactory behavior by a federal prisoner who is serving a term of imprisonment of more than…

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JOINT DEFENSE AGREEMENTS

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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