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What Type of Legal Error Might Lead to an Appeal?

What Type of Legal Error Might Lead to an Appeal?

Most appellate attorneys have encountered numerous instances where legal errors have significantly impacted the outcome of a trial. Understanding these errors and how they can lead to an appeal is crucial for anyone navigating the criminal justice system. Legal Errors: The Basics A legal error refers to a mistake made during the legal proceedings that

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What Does Factual Innocence Mean?

What Does Factual Innocence Mean?

Factual innocence represents the truth of an individual’s innocence beyond the shadow of a doubt. Keep reading to learn more about what it means to be factually innocent of a crime. What is Factual Innocence? Factual innocence refers to a situation where an individual did not commit the crime for which they were convicted. Unlike

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Wrongful Convictions – What Can a Lawyer Do?

Wrongful Convictions – What Can a Lawyer Do?

Wrongful convictions are a sobering reality that casts a shadow over the criminal justice system. Despite the safeguards in place to ensure fair trials and protect the innocent, wrongful convictions continue to occur, exacting a profound toll on individuals, families, and communities. The Truth About Wrongful Convictions What is a wrongful conviction? A wrongful conviction

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Arrested vs. Detained: What You Need to Know

Arrested vs. Detained: What You Need to Know

The terms “arrested” and “detained” are often used interchangeably, but they carry distinct meanings and implications. Understanding the difference between being arrested and being detained is crucial for individuals to know their rights and navigate encounters with law enforcement effectively. Let’s delve into the nuances of these two terms. Arrested vs. Detained...

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Medicare Fraud: Whose Fault is it, the Patient or Doctor?

Medicare fraud costs U.S. taxpayers about $60 billion annually, so it’s easy to see why the government has been trying to crack down on the issue. However, not everyone accused of Medicare fraud is guilty of purposely misleading the government. Some simply made billing mistakes or were unknowingly used as pawns in someone else’s scheme. If you’re

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Fundamental Elements of Contract and Business Dispute Litigation

Fundamental Elements of Contract and Business Dispute Litigation

Breach of contract claims are among the most prevalent types of civil lawsuits, encompassing a wide range of legal disputes involving individuals, businesses, and organizations of various forms and sizes. From sole proprietorships to large corporations, limited liability companies, nonprofits, joint ventures, and even educational institutions, any entity can be involved in or affected by

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How to Prove Extortion in a Court of Law

How to Prove Extortion in a Court of Law

Extortion is a serious criminal offense that can have significant legal and personal consequences. However, proving extortion in a court of law requires thorough preparation, strategic legal analysis, and compelling evidence. What is Extortion? Extortion occurs when an individual unlawfully obtains money, property, or services from another person through coercion, intimidation, or threats...

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How to Get A Resisting Arrest Charge Dropped – Expert Advice

How to Get A Resisting Arrest Charge Dropped – Expert Advice

When facing resisting arrest charges, it’s important to know that there are strategies and avenues available to potentially have these charges dropped. In this guide, we’ll provide expert advice and insights into navigating the legal system when confronted with resisting arrest charges, including examples and practical tips. Resisting Arrest: The Basics First and foremost, let’s

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Can a Trust Be Contested?

Can a Trust Be Contested?

The chances of successfully contesting a trust depend on various factors, including the specific circumstances surrounding the trust, the grounds for contesting it, and the applicable laws in the jurisdiction where the trust is governed. Contesting a trust can be complex and challenging, and success is not guaranteed. However, in certain situations, contesting a trust

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Jury Nullification: What Does it Mean?

Jury Nullification: What Does it Mean?

Jury nullification remains a fascinating and complex aspect of the American legal system, embodying the tension between the letter of the law and the conscience of the individual. While its use is relatively rare, understanding the principles can shed light on the dynamics of justice and the jury’s role in upholding fairness and equity. So,

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Can You Reopen A Case After Pleading Guilty?

Can You Reopen A Case After Pleading Guilty?

Plea bargaining has grown in popularity as criminal courts have become increasingly crowded, and constitutional concerns require cases to be moved speedily through the system. They are desirable because they are the result of a negotiation where the prosecution and defense both maintain some control over the outcome and hopefully, the attorneys can develop a

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