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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, March 23, 2006

The "Perp Walk" Phenom

Can a defendant avoid being handcuffed, arrested and paraded in full view of the media? Unfortunately for criminal defendants, including white-collar ones, the answer often is no. The practice of a "perp walk" is becoming increasingly common, and some government attorneys are using it as a prosecution tool. Although defendants have limited protections, defense attorneys and corporate counsel have some options to help protect corporate executives who might soon be taking a perp walk of their own. More from the National Law Journal. . . [Mark Godsey]

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