Our recent group of lawyers to Cuba learned a great deal about many aspects of Cuba and Cuban law. One of the members of the trip – Richard Guerard of the firm Guerard, Kalina and Butkus noted the following:
While there are similarities in the law between the United States and Cuba, there are also some significant differences. For instance:
- There are no Miranda warnings given
- A criminal defendant cannot be prosecuted for perjury in his own defense
- Generally there is no plea bargaining and 95% of the cases brought are tried with a conviction rate similar to the U.S
- There are no juries
These are just a few of the many observations that our lawyers discovered. Stay turn for more stories and tidbits from our travelers.