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Burdens of Proof in a Criminal Case

Introduction to Burdens of Proof in a Criminal Case

introduction to Burdens of Proof in a Criminal CaseYou might hear the term “burden of proof” when in court, or generally talking about a legal case – and you might wonder, what does that mean? Well, generally speaking, the burden […]

Understanding Plea Bargains

Introduction to Understanding Plea Bargains

Understanding a plea bargain, and how it functions in our criminal justice system, can give you not only a better understanding of the criminal defense process but also be helpful if you are ever in a situation where you may have to take a plea bargain.

What is a Plea Bargain?

The […]

The History of Miranda Warnings and When They Apply

Introduction to The History of Miranda Warnings and When They Apply

introduction to the history of miranda warnings and when they are usedMiranda warnings are one of the most important rights an individual has during a criminal process. The Miranda warnings read:

“You have the right to remain silent. […]

Mental States in a Criminal Case

Introduction to Mental States in a Criminal Case

introduction to mental states in a criminal case

In order to be found guilty of a crime, the defendant must have had a specific mental state that is included under the elements of the crime. Without that mental state, the defendant […]

Jodi Arias and Self Defense

Introduction to Jodi Arias and Self Defense

introduction to jodi arias and self defenseIn 2008, Travis Alexander was murdered in his home in Mesa Arizona. Evidence showed that Travis Alexander was stabbed nearly 30 times, was shot in the head, and had his throat slit from […]

The Effect of Utah v. Strieff on Fourth Amendment Rights

Introduction to the Effect of Utah v. Strieff on Fourth Amendment Rights

introduction to 4th amendment rightsThe fourth amendment of the United States constitution, which has been applied to the individual state constitutions as well, protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures of their persons, houses, papers, and […]

The Use of the Insanity Defense and High Profile Cases

 

introduction to the insanity defense and high profile casesIntroduction to the Use of the Insanity Defense and High Profile Cases

The insanity defense is one of the most commonly known defenses in the criminal justice system. It is also a fairly commonly used defense. The insanity defense has […]

Common Defenses to Criminal Charges

Introduction to Common Defenses to Criminal Charges

When it comes to the criminal justice system, knowing what your defenses to a crime are can be crucial. While every scenario is different and every criminal defense attorney will do their best to perfect a defense for their life – there are a lot of standard defenses that […]

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