Monthly Archives: March 2010

CONTESTED CHILD SUPPORT CIVIL CONSTRUCTIVE CONTEMPT HEARINGS (10-05)

Most child support civil constructive contempt cases are resolved by agreement but if you find yourself having to preside over a contested hearing, these are the basic standards and rules you need to know.

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District Court and Plea Negotiations – How Far is Too Far? (10-04)

QUESTION: When attorneys ask or look to you for guidance on the type of sentence you are likely to impose, how do you protect yourself from impermissibly injecting yourself into plea negotiations?

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Search Warrants – 3 Basic Rules Every Judge Must Know: Nine Additional Rules Every Judge Should Know (10-03)

This Update addresses the legal standard for issuing Search Warrants and Warrants that include “No Knock” and “Night Cap” provisions. This Update also addresses nine additional rules that every judge and attorney should know.

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Felony Sentencing – 2 Common Misunderstandings (10-02)

QUESTION: When the district court commits a defendant to the commissioner of corrections (prison), does the court have authority to include a ‘no-contact’ order as part of the sentence, (for example: at the request of a terrified victim of a serious sexual or violent offense)?

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