Tag Archives: defendant

Prosecutors Offer ‘Snitch-Visa’ to Cooperating Terrorists

When prosecutors believe terrorist suspects have valuable information, and they are willing to cooperate, they will sometimes offer a "snitch visa" to secure their cooperation. The snitch visa program started after the World Trade Center attack in 1993 as a…

More Individuals Representing Themselves in Court

A recent survey of trial court judges around the country has indicated that more and more individuals are choosing to represent themselves (known as "pro se") in court. Specifically, the survey found that individuals are choosing to self-represent in foreclosures,…

You Have the Right to Remain Silent?

Post by Randall Ryder Years ago, the US Supreme Court decided the Miranda case, which gave birth to the set of rights that are always provided to criminal suspects. The lines have been made famous by pop culture, including the first…