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Raw Law: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice

written by: Muhammad Ibn Bashir, Esq

The first book of legal advice written for our generation.

This is a step-by-step guide to the criminal justice system for those who need it most. As a criminal justice attorney Muhammad Bashir knows what it’s like on the inside and has fought and won against a system whose odds are stacked against you.

Raw Law is not a manual for how to get off or how to be a better criminal, but it is proof that the system will eat you up and spit you out if you dare to become involved with it or think you can beat it.

Here you will learn to sift through the truths...


With this week’s release of Cash Money Content’s debut book Raw Law, author Muhammad Ibn Bashir, Esq. gives his Top 5 reasons why this read will help you fight the power

1. You Don’t Know

There’s an old Frederick Douglas statement that says you have to speak truth to power. And that’s exactly what it does. It not only speaks to the street but it speaks to the corporations, it speaks to the government, it speaks to system in to itself. So when you look up to something that speaks truth to power, this book will do it for you. That’s number one. 95 percent of my work is criminal trial work. So what I’m really running up against is young...

Hints to Follow If Being Questioned by the Police

Hints to Follow When Being Questioned by the Police

From “Raw Law, An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice” by Don Diva Magazine’s Muhammad Ibn Bashir, Esq.

1. If you do not have a lawyer, do NOT answer any questions. This applies EVEN IF YOU ARE INNOCENT. The basic questions, such as, name, address, you are required to answer. Anything else is off limits. (And if your name and address are issues in your arrest, don’t even tell them that). If you don’t have a lawyer, you can request one. Once you request one, the questioning MUST stop. If it doesn’t, your rights are being violated and you know these people mean you no good. What often happens is the officer will say something like, “the...

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Don Diva Magazine/Cash Money Content & Atria Books Present A Landmark Step-by-Step Guide that Reveals the Truths and Lies of the Criminal Justice System RAW LAW: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice

NEW YORK, Jan 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — –By Muhammad Ibn Bashir, Esq.

–Acclaimed Criminal Trial Attorney and Former Public Defender & Co-Counsel in the World Trade Center Bombing Trial, Advocate and Lecturer It’s on the news every day. Arrests are made for any number of crimes, including drug possession and distribution, aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

Mass incarceration is particularly prevalent within the black community. The Bureau of Justice’s December 2010 “Prisoners in 2009″ report...

DECISIONS, DECISIONS- Don Diva Magzine Issue 43

Written by: Muhammad Bashir, Esq
Reprinted from the Raw Law Column in Don Diva Magazine Issue 43

If it were you, what would you do? In my business, I am often asked that question.  I’m asked that question by defendants who are charged with criminal offenses and a plea that can and will change their life is on the table.  I often wonder if the reason why they are asking me that question is because they are hoping that I will...