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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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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