General Criminal Law

What Personal Defenses Work in a Criminal Case?

    What Personal Defenses Work in a Criminal Case?
There are many different common defenses that a criminal defense attorney may employ during criminal court cases. The most popular and well known defenses include the insanity, infancy, duress, and
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An Overview of Separate Jurisdictions

The term jurisdiction refers to the authority of a government to preside over criminal cases and deliver justice through investigation, criminal trials, and criminal sentencing. Within the United States, jurisdiction
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What You Must Know About Special Defenses

Special defenses are generally employed when it is unlikely that an attorney will be capable of proving their client's innocence due to the evidence and testimony supplied by the prosecutor. The
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The Religious Arguments of the Death Penalty

Within religious factions there is often a great deal of tension regarding debating the death penalty. Death penalty laws and religious beliefs and teachings often conflict a great deal. While
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What to Know About Judicial Discretion

Under the United States Constitution, a criminal judge has the authority to execute judicial discretion over cases. The Constitution bestows
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Possibility of Parole with a Life Sentence

When a criminal is given a life sentence, people generally believe that the convict will spend the rest of their
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Major Aspects of Property Offenses You Should Know

Every year, millions of criminal cases involve individuals who have committed property offenses. Unlike personal offenses, property offenses occur when
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The Equal Protection Clause and Punishment

The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution has proven to be essential and invaluable in the Civil Rights Movement.
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Understanding the Purpose of Punishment

Various aspects of criminal punishment are often at the center of intense debate. The fairness and the righteousness of criminal
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Can Actus Reus Occur in Involuntary Actions?

One of the most important aspects of actus reus is that the criminal actions that occurred were voluntary. Under criminal laws an individual cannot be convicted of a crime if
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