Was Sean Penn’s Meeting with El Chapo a Crime?

By: Wallin & Klarich

In one of the stranger bits of news to start 2016, Sean Penn, the Academy Award-winning actor and director, secretly met with and interviewed one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, aka “El Chapo.” Guzmán is the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, one of the largest criminal organizations in Mexico. …

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Has Prop 47 Increased Crime in California?

By: Wallin & Klarich

There is a Latin phrase that many attorneys learn in law school: “post hoc, ergo propter hoc.” Basically, that phrase translates to “after this, therefore because of this.” When one event is seemingly related to an event that follows it, there is a tendency to assume the second event was caused by the first event. …

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Tagged: criminal defense

Are Women Treated Better Than Men in Criminal Cases?

By: Wallin & Klarich

Gender equality is a common topic of discussion in modern times. But one area of gender equality that deserves more attention is the differences in how men and women are treated by the criminal justice system. A recent study published in the Journal of Criminal Justice highlights a number of areas where men and women …

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