Trump on Trial

Today history is being made, as the first criminal trial of a former president for multiple felony allegations begins in New York. But none of the pundits seem to be talking about what happens if Trump loses at trial. Therefore, helping us get set for sentencing is a superb New York criminal defense attorney, Richard…

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The Chrisleys Did NOT Know Best: Sentencing Post-Mortem

Watch this episode on YOUTUBE, on APPLE PODCASTS, or wherever you get your podcasts! It was a long wacky December in the world of federal sentencing. I can’t remember a month with more high profile proceedings, and Mark Allenbaugh (www.sentencingstats.com) and I covered all of it in a marathon, 4-hour session. Here is part 3, dissecting the…

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Fool For a Client: Michael Avenatti Sentencing Post-Mortem

Watch this episode on YOUTUBE, on APPLE PODCASTS, or wherever you get your podcasts! Let’s call this part-two of our long days journey into the night of several recent high profile federal setnencings.  Continuing our conversation from last week (Sunny Bulwani), we dig in to the sentencing of the very public and tragic fall of attorney Michael…

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Rotting With Your Rights On: Indefinite Detention For Incompetent Clients

Watch this episode on YOUTUBE, on APPLE PODCASTS, or wherever you get your podcasts! Ideally, when a person who may have committed a crime is deemed to be seriously mentally ill, a fair and rational criminal justice system will give them meaningful mental health treatment in a humane environment. But, in the federal system, mentally incompetent defendants…

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Listening to Understand: What Laywers & Clients Can Learn From Improv

Watch this episode on YOUTUBE, listen on APPLE PODCASTS, or wherever you get your podcasts! I hate to admit it, but we lawyers, we’re really good talkers, but listening? Not so much.  When your lawyer puts away the police report, sits with you, and says, “tell me your story, I’m all ears,” then you know you…

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YouTube Bonus Episode: Sedition Edition!

The 1/6 hearings are in full swing. We don’t know what will come of it. What we do know is that there have already been two major indictments brought by the DOJ alleging the crime of “Seditious Conspiracy”. But, it is a total mystery what kind of sentences a judge may impose if convictions ensue.…

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