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Constitutional Law Criminal Law

Coziness Between Bench and Prosecutor’s Office a Continuing Problem

It is often an illusion that all lawyers and clients get the same treatment when standing before the bench in a court of law. The fact is that for a variety of reasons in criminal cases, there is a cozy relationship between the bench and the prosecutors appearing before them. Now before I go any […]

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Constitutional Law Criminal Law

Truth No Consequences

People always say it would be great to be a weatherman – they say it’s the only job in America where you can always be wrong and still have a job. Well, being a District Attorney seems to also be a position where no matter how badly or maliciously you do your job, there are […]

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Why Prosecutors Rarely Lose

Here’s a dirty little secret from the courtroom that will probably upset my friends in the criminal defense bar  – prosecutors rarely lose.  Area DA’s offices all boast conviction rates well above 90%. So why is it? It can’t be that they employ better lawyers, after all most of the assistant district attorneys are barely […]