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Do you have a right to appeal a conviction?

After you go through a trial for a criminal act, you may be found guilty. That doesn't have to be the end of your case, though. If the case has been unfair or you believe another court may come to a different conclusion, then you may wish to pursue an appeal. You have a right to appeal any conviction and the sentencing received.

Social media can help you avoid criminal convictions

If you're accused of raping or sexually assaulting another person, you have every right to be offended and to defend yourself. You may have found yourself in a situation where you're facing allegations out of revenge, and that's not fair to you. Fortunately, your attorney can help you in a number of ways.

Solitary confinement: Continued torture?

Solitary confinement. It's long been debated as cruel and inhumane, yet it's still used in the American prison system. The purpose is to extend punishment in the prison system, but "administrative segregation," as it's called in the system, isn't all it's cut out to be. Meals come three times a day through a slot in the door, and the person in the cell has little to no interaction with anyone for 23 hours a day.

Why a plea bargain is a good option in court

The first step in a trial for some is to consider a plea bargain. In most cases, a plea bargain can be made outside court and make it so you never have to step foot inside the courtroom. There are a few reasons why you may want to consider a plea bargain. For instance, you can avoid the expense of going to trial if you consider taking a plea bargain.

How does a criminal trial work?

If you've been accused of a crime and charged, you may have to go through a trial. The trial is usually in front of a judge or judge and jury. It is the prosecution's goal to show that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, so your priority is to show that there is reasonable doubt in the case.

Developing strategies in defense of violent crimes charges

Let's just state the truth up front. Being accused of or charged with violent crimes is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. There is little doubt that even the accusation alone will have a lasting and negative impact on a person's life. Worse, if a conviction is made, the defendant will lose not just his or her freedom, but family ties and civil rights as well.

Defend yourself against state and federal charges for phishing

Being arrested for an internet crime might seem like it wouldn't be the worst criminal act to be accused of, but internet crimes can lead to prison sentences and heavy fines if you're convicted. One kind of scam that is viewed particularly badly by the courts is called a phishing scam.

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