Monthly Archives: May 2014

Restitution is a common punishment in federal criminal cases. A judge may order a convicted defendant to compensate the victims of his or her crimes. While we commonly think of victims as individuals, the government itself may also be a … Continue reading

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According to the most recent statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there are more than 5,000 bank robberies each year. Many of these robberies involve the use (or threatened use) of a firearm. While there are only a handful … Continue reading

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The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution famously guarantees a criminal defendant’s right to “a speedy and public trial” before a jury of his or her peers. But how “speedy” is speedy? Congress and the United States Supreme Court … Continue reading

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