The Utah Appellate Court confirmed that there are little exceptions that would allow a defendant to withdraw his guilty plea after sentencing. However, the Appellate Court failed to address one issue that leaves further appellants a chance to try to withdraw a guilty plea after sentencing which is discussed at the end of this post. 1,850 more words
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I decided to put together a little blurb about what the appeals process entails for anyone who is curious, or for anyone who is just generally unfamiliar with the appeal process. 1,777 more words
Originally published in VICE on May 1, 2015.
Four days after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency, and three nights into the citywide 10 PM to 5 AM curfew, Baltimore lawyers and activists are beginning to grapple with exactly how the official response to unrest over the death of Freddie Gray has impacted protesters’ constitutionally protected legal rights. 1,194 more words
This week brought confusing news on the legal status of research animals, as a judge in New York state seemed to grant two chimps legal personhood and then revoke it the next day. 152 more words