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Fifth Amendment Fundamentals – Taking the Nickel

By Hayes Hunt and Jonathan R. Cavalier Most in-house lawyers, if they’re fortunate, haven’t bumped up against the Fifth Amendment and its related issues since the bar exam. After all, the so-called “nickel” typically arises solely in the criminal context,

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Posted in Corporate Compliance

5th Amendment Self-Incrimination & Computer Encryption Passwords

By:  Hayes Hunt and Calli Varner Computer encryption software is no longer for the technologically advanced.  This readily available software allows average computer users to transform plain text into indecipherable symbols, inaccessible to anyone without a password.  With a few

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Posted in Prosecution & Defense

Double Jeopardy and Roger Clemens

Less than two months ago, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial in the Roger Clemens case after the prosecutors played an inadmissible video clip to the jury.  Judge Walton said the experienced prosecutors made a mistake that

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Hayes Hunt concentrates his practice in the representation of individuals, corporations and executives in a wide variety of federal and state criminal law and regulatory enforcement matters as well as complex civil litigation. Hayes is a partner in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department as well as its Criminal Defense and Governmental Investigations Group.
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