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Jury Sequestration: What Is It and What’s the Purpose? [2022]

Jury Sequestration: What Is It and What’s the Purpose? [2022]
Although it is rare, judges sometimes choose to sequester, or isolate, a jury in high-profile criminal trials. Basically, the jurors are kept away from other people and outside influences for the duration of the trial. In this article, we will explain jury sequestration and answer common questions about the process, including the advantages and dis...
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What happens during a federal plea or re-arraignment hearing? [2022]

What happens during a federal plea or re-arraignment hearing? [2022]
 If you have been arrested for a federal crime, you will be asked to enter an initial plea of "guilty" or "not guilty" very early in the process. This can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if this is your first time in the federal justice system. In this article, we are going to explain when you enter a federal plea and what happens du...
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How to Prepare for a Federal Presentence Interview

How to Prepare for a Federal Presentence Interview
 After someone is convicted in federal court – either by pleading guilty or by a trial – the federal sentencing process begins. Unlike state court, a judge is the only entity that can hand down a sentence in federal court. To arrive at a fair and just punishment, the federal judge relies heavily on something called a "Presentence Report," or P...
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Can I Be Arrested for Leaving a Child in a Vehicle in Texas? | Best Criminal Defense

Can I Be Arrested for Leaving a Child in a Vehicle in Texas? | Best Criminal Defense
 It's a hot summer day and you are out running errands with your toddler. You park in a convenience store parking lot and notice that your baby is asleep in the car seat. You decide to quickly run into the store, leaving your child in the car unattended. Can you be arrested for leaving a child in a vehicle in Texas? In Texas, it is a crime – a...
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What Happens at a Federal Sentencing Hearing?

What Happens at a Federal Sentencing Hearing?
Federal Sentencing Hearings A federal sentencing date is, undoubtedly, a day no one looks forward to. This is the day when a judge announces a defendant's prison sentence and how long he or she will be on supervised release after serving time. The judge will also order any fines or mandatory financial assessments at this time, as well as announce a...
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How Do I Find A Good Criminal Defense Attorney?

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Getting arrested and charged with a crime is a frightening experience. If you're facing criminal charges, you need the best possible legal representation to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance at a favorable outcome. But how do you go about finding a good criminal defense attorney? Kaysi Fagan Criminal Defence pr...
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