Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Bad Lawyering Moves
If you're a defense attorney, don't appeal a sentence that was mistakenly given below the statutorily required mandatory minimums. That's the lesson Judge Reinhardt gives in this 9th Circuit opinion. The lawyers in question are very lucky their appeal was denied -- if they had "won", the case would have been remanded and their clients would have faced considerably more jail time.