Category Archives: Criminal Defense

What is the Compassionate Release Program?
The coronavirus pandemic is impacting all walks of life. With the number of cases soaring, it is apparent that social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, social distancing is not usually possible in prison. Prisons are designed to contain a number of individuals in various common spaces and cells. The only way to provide for proper social distancing is to reduce the number of inmates. One way the government does this is to release some inmates. With that in mind, it may be possible to receive a compassionate release. What is a Compassionate Release? Compassionate release is a program that allows some inmates to leave the prison facility and go on home confinement for extraordinary or compelling circumstances. In the past, these types of incidences were most often related to serious medical conditions. Due to the pandemic, some inmates may have conditions that might make them more vulnerable.
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Are No-Knock Search Warrants Legal?
When the police have information about a crime, they can seek to obtain a search warrant to enter a person’s home or place of business to obtain evidence in the case. A judge must approve a search warrant in most instances, so law enforcement may not simply enter someone’s home without approval. In some cases, the police may be allowed to enter the premises without having to announce their presence or knock at the door. What is a “No-Knock” Search Warrant? A typical search warrant allows law enforcement officers to search someone’s premises using what is called the knock and announce rule. A “no-knock” search warrant authorizes police to enter the premises without knocking or announcing their presence. The police may use a no-knock search warrant in instances in which the announcement could lead to the destruction of evidence or where the safety of the police is in.
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What You Need to Know About Plea Deals
If you have been charged with a crime, you are likely under a lot of stress and unsure of the future. If this is your first time getting arrested, you might be extremely worried and unsure about what to expect of the criminal justice process. You have probably heard about plea deals and wonder whether you can ask for one, or how the process works. It is advisable to seek legal guidance from a reputable Brevard County attorney to assist you with your case. What is a Plea Deal? A plea deal is an agreement to plead guilty to a lesser charge instead of the crime with which you were originally charged. A plea deal is an offer that the state’s attorney makes and is not something you can initiate. However, in some cases, an experienced criminal attorney will discuss the case with the state’s attorney and this.
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