Join veteran criminal defense attorney Elena Saris as she pulls back the curtain on the inner workings of the real criminal justice system. Learn what really happens behind the scenes when someone is arrested and brought to trial in a state court. No fiction, no hate filled Nancy Grace rants, just unprecedented access to the cases, the players and the real life drama of the American criminal justice system.
TLC_035: NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY
In This Episode: I pull back the curtain on the the plea of Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity. How does it differ from Diminished Capacity and Competency to Stand Trial? Contrary to what the media often portrays, the insanity defense is pled … Continue reading →
TLC_034: COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES of a CRIMINAL CONVICTION
In This Episode: I pull back the curtain on the Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Conviction. What rights and privileges are affected beyond the punishment imposed under the law. We explore gun ownership issues, denial of government benefits, licensing issues as well … Continue reading →
TLC:033 PUBLIC DEFENDERS and PRIVATE LAWYERS
In This Episode: I pull back the curtain on the difference between public defenders, appointed counsel and private lawyers. So often the injustices involved in the system are blamed on the performance of a lawyer rather than an inherent bias in … Continue reading →
TLC:_032: BAIL, BONDS and BOUNTY HUNTERS
In This Episode: I pull back the curtain on BAIL, BONDS and BOUNTY HUNTERS. What is the difference between bail and bonds? What do Bounty Hunters do and how are they regulated and paid? Why does a monetary issue like Bail have … Continue reading →
TLC_031: ATTORNEY CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
In This Episode: I discuss the Attorney Client Relationship. I will leave attorney client privilege for another episode. Here we delve into how do we, as lawyers, and especially as public defenders, establish a relationship with our clients so that they … Continue reading →
In This Episode:I pull back the curtain on PROBATION. What is it and how does it differ from parole? Probation is granted by the court on the condition that the defendant fulfill certain obligations and promises over a certain period of … Continue reading →
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