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December 2015 Archives

More People Getting Gun Permits

After recent mass shootings, the request for concealed carry permits has jumped. In one western county, the average request was fifteen to twenty per day and that has spiked to sixty applications per day. In Allegheny County, PA, the chief deputy sheriff has said that applications have risen significantly in the past month.

Plea Bargaining: Is it Really a Bargain?

In some circles, plea bargaining is a process that induces too many defendants to plead guilty to avoid what has become known as a trial penalty. It is well known among experienced lawyers that people who go to trial and are found guilty receive a much more severe sentence than they would have had they simply pled guilty and foregone a trial. 

Guilty Mind

The United States House Judiciary Committee recently passed a bill that would prevent people from being convicted of crimes they had no intent to commit. In effect, to be guilty of a crime, a person must know that he or she is committing a crime.

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