"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

CrimPro for Dummies

Check out this lengthy letter Ken sends to all his clients explaining the basic elements of a criminal proceding in Virginia. Despite re-hashing his oft-repeated sermonizing about the evils of jury sentencing, it's a good summary of how we do it here in the Old Dominion.

4 comments:

Ken Lammers said...

Anybody who doesn't explain the prosecutor friendly nature of juries in Virginia to his client is committing malpractice.

faithmy said...

Do you think him calling them "persecutors" at one point is a typo or freudian?

Ken Lammers said...

I think it was a typo. I wrote this out by hand and had a temp secretary type it out. There were a number of typing errors which were fixed by the final version.

Still, maybe she just didn't like persecutors . . . ;-)

faithmy said...

Well of course YOU would blame the poor secretary!