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Videos a tool at criminal sentencings

Some lawyers have found that videos can be an effective tool in getting better sentences for clients, according to a May 29 article in the Wall Street Journal. The trend for lawyers is to provide, in addition to supplemental letters, privately made videos featuring a defendant’s family and friends giving their support and explaining the defendant’s importance to the community. The article says that these videos are having an effect, although they fall into a gray area of the law.

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