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Stephane  Cohen Lawyer

Stephane Cohen

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Traffic

Maître Stephane Cohen defends individuals and entities charged with criminal offenses before all levels of court in Montreal and around the province ... (more)

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Dominic Desjarlais

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Lawsuit & Dispute, Litigation, Family Law, Labor Law, Criminal
I am totally dedicated to my clients and I offer a very personalized service. 1st consultation free

Me Dominic Desjarlais is a practising lawyer in Montreal, Quebec. Me. Desjarlais received his B.C.L./LL.B. law degrees from McGill University in 199... (more)

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Meryem Abouamal

Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Insurance, Civil Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           

Zayid Al-Baghdadi

Criminal, White Collar Crime, DUI-DWI, Felony, Education
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

Gérald Souliere

Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  44 Years

Sylvain Dorais

Civil Rights, Litigation, Criminal, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  25 Years

Allison Turner

Litigation, Insurance, International, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  29 Years

Marisa Feil

Immigration, Visa, Criminal, DUI-DWI
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  12 Years

Annie Mond

Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  21 Years

Alix D'Anglejan-Chatillon

Environmental Law, Corporate, Banking & Finance, White Collar Crime
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  33 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

MOTION IN LIMINE

A request submitted to the court before trial in an attempt to exclude evidence from the proceedings. A motion in limine is usually made by a party when simply ... (more...)
A request submitted to the court before trial in an attempt to exclude evidence from the proceedings. A motion in limine is usually made by a party when simply the mention of the evidence would prejudice the jury against that party, even if the judge later instructed the jury to disregard the evidence. For example, if a defendant in a criminal trial were questioned and confessed to the crime without having been read his Miranda rights, his lawyer would file a motion in limine to keep evidence of the confession out of the trial.

ACCOMPLICE

Someone who helps another person (known as the principal) commit a crime. Unlike an accessory, an accomplice is usually present when the crime is committed. An ... (more...)
Someone who helps another person (known as the principal) commit a crime. Unlike an accessory, an accomplice is usually present when the crime is committed. An accomplice is guilty of the same offense and usually receives the same sentence as the principal. For instance, the driver of the getaway car for a burglary is an accomplice and will be guilty of the burglary even though he may not have entered the building.

GRAND JURY

In criminal cases, a group that decides whether there is enough evidence to justify an indictment (formal charges) and a trial. A grand jury indictment is the f... (more...)
In criminal cases, a group that decides whether there is enough evidence to justify an indictment (formal charges) and a trial. A grand jury indictment is the first step, after arrest, in any formal prosecution of a felony.

JURY NULLIFICATION

A decision by the jury to acquit a defendant who has violated a law that the jury believes is unjust or wrong. Jury nullification has always been an option for ... (more...)
A decision by the jury to acquit a defendant who has violated a law that the jury believes is unjust or wrong. Jury nullification has always been an option for juries in England and the United States, although judges will prevent a defense lawyer from urging the jury to acquit on this basis. Nullification was evident during the Vietnam war (when selective service protesters were acquitted by juries opposed to the war) and currently appears in criminal cases when the jury disagrees with the punishment--for example, in 'three strikes' cases when the jury realizes that conviction of a relatively minor offense will result in lifetime imprisonment.

CAPITAL CASE

A prosecution for murder in which the jury is also asked to decide if the defendant is guilty and, if he is, whether he should be put to death. When a prosecuto... (more...)
A prosecution for murder in which the jury is also asked to decide if the defendant is guilty and, if he is, whether he should be put to death. When a prosecutor brings a capital case (also called a death penalty case), she must charge one or more 'special circumstances' that the jury must find to be true in order to sentence the defendant to death. Each state (and the federal government) has its own list of special circumstances, but common ones include multiple murders, use of a bomb or a finding that the murder was especially heinous, atrocious or cruel.

SELF-INCRIMINATION

The making of statements that might expose you to criminal prosecution, either now or in the future. The 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the go... (more...)
The making of statements that might expose you to criminal prosecution, either now or in the future. The 5th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from forcing you to provide evidence (as in answering questions) that would or might lead to your prosecution for a crime.

CIVIL

Noncriminal. See civil case.

HOT PURSUIT

An exception to the general rule that a police officer needs an arrest warrant before he can enter a home to make an arrest. If a felony has just occurred and a... (more...)
An exception to the general rule that a police officer needs an arrest warrant before he can enter a home to make an arrest. If a felony has just occurred and an officer has chased a suspect to a private house, the officer can forcefully enter the house in order to prevent the suspect from escaping or hiding or destroying evidence.

INSANITY

See criminal insanity.

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