Can Prosecutors Appeal a Not Guilty Verdict?

Can Prosecutors Appeal a Not Guilty Verdict?

Commonly referenced in popular culture but less widely understood is the legal principle of “double jeopardy.” This principle is deeply rooted in the United States Constitution as well as state constitutions. It means that the government cannot bring a second criminal trial against a defendant after the defendant has been declared not guilty in their

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Writ of Habeas Corpus and Direct Appeals – Key Differences

Writ of Habeas Corpus and Direct Appeals – Key Differences

Defendants seeking to challenge the conditions of their imprisonment or the imprisonment itself may seek help from the court by filing an application or petition for a “writ of habeas corpus.” What’s the difference between a direct appeal and a writ of habeas corpus? Keep reading to find out. What Is a Writ of Habeas

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Real Estate Fraud: Don’t Be a Victim

Real Estate Fraud: Don’t Be a Victim

If you’ve been accused of mortgage fraud or federal tax crimes related to real estate fraud, there’s a good chance you’ve fallen victim to an overzealous federal court system. Following the housing bubble, prosecutors were expected to put their best efforts forward when it came to mortgage fraud. Unfortunately, this has led to innocent victims

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Are You “Accidentally” Committing Medicare Fraud?

Are You “Accidentally” Committing Medicare Fraud?

Medicare fraud is a serious topic that affects seniors across the nation and wastes billions of taxpayer dollars every year. When discussing Medicare fraud, many people focus on con artists and scammers who take seniors’ Medicare numbers to use them illegally. But many doctors and other medical practitioners perform Medicare fraud as well, over the course of providing very real

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How to Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney

How to Choose a Criminal Defense Attorney

One of the most difficult choices you may ever face is deciding how to choose a criminal defense lawyer for yourself or a loved one. We get it. It’s hard, but it’s also important to find a good criminal defense attorney, someone who boasts a reputation of dependability and success. There are several factors you’ll

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What the Federal Civil Appeals Process Looks Like

What the Federal Civil Appeals Process Looks Like

In civil cases, either party can appeal to a higher court. This article will discuss the grounds for appeal in civil cases as well as the steps of the federal civil appeals process. U.S. Courts of Appeals: An Overview The United States Courts of Appeals (also called the Circuit Courts) were created by Congress under authority rooted

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