Blog Posts in December, 2013

  • Criminal Case: The Verdict and Appeal

    || 18-Dec-2013

    Once the jury has deliberated and they all area able to agree on a decision, they will return and present their decision to the court. They may find the defendant not guilty and this is referred to as an acquittal. When this occurs, the defendant will be released from custody and due to the double jeopardy law, they cannot be charged for the crime again. When they are found not guilty this is ...
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  • The Trial Process

    || 11-Dec-2013

    For a case that has yet to be resolved, it can be taken all the way to court. At this point the defendant has a right to decide how they want the trial to take place. They can either be heard by the court or by a jury of their peers. Many individuals select to have the jury of their peers since they are hoping they can sway their opinion. Both attorneys are involved in the process of selecting the ...
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  • The Process of a Criminal Case: PreTrial

    || 4-Dec-2013

    Following the arraignment in a criminal case, the process can vary depending on the charges and the plea that was made by the defendant. When the defendant pleads not guilty in a misdemeanor case, the discovery period will take place. This is when the defense and prosecution exchange information that relates to the case. Next, both sides can file pretrial motions if they choice and they also have ...
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