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June 2011
June 2011 Issue
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
Features
20 | Still Crazy After All These Years - Rusty Duncan photos
26 | Proving Self-Defense: Gunshot Wound Analysis in Crime Scene Reconstruction - By Louis L. Akin
32 | Change to Pretrial Diversion Policy Could Lead to Deportation - By César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández & Carlos Moctezuma García
34 | First Blood - By Sara Stapleton Reeves
Proving Self-Defense: Gunshot Wound Analysis in Crime Scene Reconstruction
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

In New Mexico v. Jimmy Garcia, criminal defense attorney Lelia “Lee” Hood was faced with the unnerving challenge of trying to save an innocent person from a zealous prosecutor—not an altogether unique mission for a veteran criminal defense attorney, but a perilous one still (Cause No.

Change to Pretrial Diversion Policy Could Lead to Deportation
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

A simple change in the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s pretrial diversion policy has the potential to result in the deportation of many criminal defendants who would otherwise be able to remain in the United States. The DA’s office will now require defendants to enter an admission of guilt in court as a condition for receiving pretrial diversion.

First Blood
Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Navy blue suit. Close-toed heels. Hair neatly coiffed. I look the part, but will this facade prove to provide me with the skills to convince these jurors that I am a competent lawyer? Even more importantly, will this material persona help to relay the truth about my client and the fact that he has been wrongly accused?

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