Download and read online A Criminal Defense in PDF and EPUB Losing the trial of his life could mean losing everything. When a young reporter is found dead and a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her murder, Mick McFarland finds himself involved in the case of his life. The defendant, David Hanson, is Mick's best friend, and the victim, a TV news reporter, had reached out to Mick for legal help only hours before her death. Mick's played both sides of Philadelphia's courtrooms. As a top-shelf defense attorney and former prosecutor, he knows all the tricks of the trade. And he'll need every one of them to win. But as the trial progresses, he's disturbed by developments that confirm his deepest fears. This trial, one that already hits too close to home, may jeopardize his firm, his family-everything. Now Mick's only way out is to mastermind the most brilliant defense he's ever spun, one that may cross every legal and moral boundary.
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Download and read online A Criminal Defense in PDF and EPUB Betrayal wounds.Revenge destroys. Over three decades, Hamlin's practice devolved into just another racket: intimidating witnesses, suborning perjury, destroying evidence, laundering money. But is he the victim of murder—or of a dangerous sexual encounter gone wrong? And when law enforcement believes justice has already been done, who can be trusted to find out? Once again in the city where his career came to a shattering end, former detective Harlan Donnally resolved it wouldn't be him. He had no desire to immerse himself in the deceit that was Hamlin's career . . . nor entangle himself in the corrupted loyalties that turned the dead lawyer's associates into both co-conspirators and suspects . . . nor make himself the proxy for the hatreds and betrayals Hamlin left behind. But the presiding judge demanded otherwise—and that might cost Donnally his life.
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Download and read online Black s Law in PDF and EPUB In a frank and enlightening look at our criminal courts, attorney Roy Black reveals his defense strategies in four cliffhanger cases. ""To Kill a Mockingbird, " but with real characters."--Alan M. Dershowitz, author of "Reversal of Fortune."
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Download and read online Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Playbook in PDF and EPUB The Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Playbook is geared towards the residents, students, student-athletes, and visitors of Washtenaw County who find themselves charged with a crime. The Playbook is meant to be read by a potential client who is charged with a crime, someone who loves or cares about someone in this position, or other less experienced attorneys trying to learn more about practicing law in Washtenaw County. This comprehensive book contains an overview of the Washtenaw County criminal system, a break of the 22nd Circuit Court, and the various district courts around the County. In this book, I discuss my proactive program in detail, and how it can positively impact your Washtenaw County misdemeanor, felony or drunk driving case. I've included a special chapter on what I call "tailgate offenses," which are quite common in the Ann Arbor area during the fall football season. Finally, I have put together a frequently asked questions section to address common questions that I am asked during my time working with clients. As part of my Washtenaw County practice, I defend students, doctors, nureses, attorneys, executives, senior military officers, teachers, professional and college athletes, airline pilots, and the good hard working people of Washtenaw County who find themselves charged with a crime.
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Download and read online California Criminal Defense of Immigrants in PDF and EPUB Be confident that you are providing effective counsel when advising your client on immigration consequences as required by the US Supreme Court in Padilla. Norton Tooby and Katherine Brady, nationally known experts in crimes and immigration, take you through the critical stages of a criminal case, identifying the immigration concerns and delivering the strategies and advice you need for effective resolution.
Download and read online The Art of the Perfect Defense Your Essential Guide to Criminal Defense In Los Angeles in PDF and EPUB The ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?—Abraham Lincoln * Have you been bailed or cited out or released from custody? * Do you have a criminal case pending against you? * Have you been taken into custody? * Are you the subject of a criminal investigation? If so, your freedom and reputation are at risk. You are now charged with making decisions that could forever change your life. In The Art of the Perfect Defense Ronald D. Hedding, Esq. provides essential information you need to navigate through Los Angeles’s criminal justice system, which is one of the most complicated and largest in the United States. In this book, you’ll learn: * Common mistakes that could have tragic consequences and how to avoid them * Steps you need to take right away to protect yourself * What to do if someone you care about is the focus of a criminal investigation * Why a criminal defense lawyer’s local expertise is critical to a favorable outcome * Straightforward explanations of key legal terms and concepts you must know The Art of the Perfect Defense unlocks the mystery behind the Los Angeles criminal justice system. When you’re facing a scary and uncertain future, this book will be your essential guide to experiencing the best possible result.
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