Jeremy's Weblog

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Thursday, March 11, 2004

Is It A Fifty Cent Lyric Or A Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure?

They say I walk around like got an "S" on my chest; Naw, that's a semi-auto, and a vest on my chest; The offense is punishable by fine or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and with the defendant’s written consent, the court permits arraignment, plea, trial, and sentencing to occur in the defendant’s absence; I been patiently waiting for a track to explode on (Yeah!); If it feels like my flow has been hot for so long (Yeah!); A party may preserve a claim of error by informing the court--when the court ruling or order is made or sought--of the action the party wishes the court to take, or the party’s objection to the court’s action and the grounds for that objection; Many men, wish death upon me; Blood in my eye dawg and I can't see; I'm trying to be what I'm destined to be; 2003 Suburban swerving, too many sips of Henny; As soon as practicable after a verdict or finding of guilty, or after a plea of guilty or nolo contendere is accepted, on any count in an indictment or information regarding which criminal forfeiture is sought, the court must determine what property is subject to forfeiture under the applicable statute; The D's sick, they searched the whip and they can't find the semis; They was just harassing me cause they know who I was; A party intending to raise an issue of foreign law must provide the court and all parties with reasonable written notice. Issues of foreign law are questions of law, but in deciding such issues a court may consider any relevant material or source--including testimony--without regard to the Federal Rules of Evidence; I'll kill you--I ain't playin, hear what I'm sayin, homie I ain't playin; Catch you slippin, I'ma kill you -- I ain't playin, hear what I'm sayin, homie I ain't playin; Flows, bones, crushin', it's nothin'; I come up with somethin'; Come through your strip, frontin', stuntin'; It's something you want, 745 chrome spinnin'; Haters hate that I'm winnin'; Man I've been hot from the beginnin'; if the defendant is held in custody and charged with a misdemeanor other than a petty offense, the right to a preliminary hearing under Rule 5.1, and the general circumstances, if any, under which the defendant may secure pretrial release.