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An Overview of the Criminal Trial Process: Step By Step

An Overview of the Criminal Trial Process: Step By Step

Most criminal trials follow a uniform set of procedures. Specific procedures may be modified by local courts or judges, but this step-by-step guide will show you the general process. Definition of a Criminal Trial A criminal trial is the determination of the innocence or the guilt of a person accused of breaking the law of

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What Is Bank Fraud? Punishment, Types, and Examples

What Is Bank Fraud? Punishment, Types, and Examples

Generally speaking, fraud is a legal term that means that someone has intentionally misrepresented the truth or withheld or concealed important information, which caused harm to another person, for example, the loss of money. Money loss is the most common harm caused by bank fraud, which involves fraudsters perpetrating their dishonesty in a way that

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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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