Explaining Sex Crime Defenses: How Your Lawyer Might Strategize

Posted by Seth Chazin | Dec 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

As more victims feel empowered to come forward about their experiences with sexual assault, rape, and harassment, there are others who worry that one mistake could result in the end of their professional careers. While one would hope you'd never require assistance from a sex crimes defense lawyer, it's entirely possible that an incident from your past could derail your entire future.

White Collar Crime: Common Defenses And Punishments

Posted by Seth Chazin | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

With true crime documentaries and fictional crime dramas having a major pop culture moment, many criminal defenses and sentences are common knowledge for anyone with access to a television. But what about defenses and sentences concerning white collar crimes, the ones you won’t see on Law and Order? Those are a little less well known. While white collar crime might not make for a riveting TV plot, the stakes feel very real when your name and business reputation are on the line. Here’s a simple beginners guide to common white collar crime defense tactics and sentences.

White Collar Crime Misconceptions: Don't Bet Your Money On These Myths

Posted by Seth Chazin | Sep 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

White collar crime has featured prominently in the biggest financial news stories of the past few decades. From Enron to Bernie Madoff, these cases have the power to both captivate and terrify. But even if you're familiar with some of the most infamous white collar cases, there's still a lot about financial crime that the average person doesn't understand. In fact, there are numerous misconceptions.

The Plea Bargain Problem

Posted by Seth Chazin | Aug 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1996, Rodney Roberts got into an altercation with a friend. After a few days in custody, Roberts discovered he was being charged with kidnapping and rape. Advised to plea guilty, Roberts spent 18 years in prison before DNA evidence proved his innocence. Why would Roberts, only culpable of a sm...

House Passage of FOSTA Aids Censorship, Hurts Sex Workers

Posted by Seth Chazin | Mar 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite opposition from the Department of Justice, sex trafficking survivors human rights advocacy groups, and numerous other organizations, the House of Representatives just passed a bill that will hurt sex workers far more than it will protect them R. 1865, the “Allow States and Victims t...

Berkeley Now a Sanctuary City for Recreational Cannabis

Posted by Seth Chazin | Feb 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

In January of 2017, the City of Berkeley reaffirmed its status as a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. This past Tuesday, Berkeley City Council unanimously voted to again make Berkeley a sanctuary city, but this time, for recreational cannabis. Mayor Jesse Arreguin tweeted that Berkeley,...

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