What Is Criminal Negligence?

When is a crime not really a crime? It all comes down to intent. There are the deliberate crimes, those undertaken with malice aforethought and carried out with nefarious ends in mind. There are also the apparent crimes that result from unintentional acts, but these...

What Are the New 2017 Marijuana Laws in Nevada?

On July 1, 2017, Nevada officially became the fifth state in the union to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. The state is one in which possession of the substance has been legal since the first of the year, but the new freedom to purchase comes with a few...

What Is a Hung Jury?

A courtroom jury in a criminal trial has one duty over all: To listen to the evidence, sift through the facts and come to a unanimous conclusion. Often, though, a panel of jurors will reach an impasse, finding themselves unable to agree on the defendant’s guilt...

What Happens During the Pretrial?

As impressive as any courtroom drama may be, the criminal proceedings themselves often pale in comparison to the amount of preparation that goes into them. By the time the jury has appeared on the scene, the bulk of the action has already taken place. It’s often...

Damaging Statements You May Have Made Either Orally Or In Writing

What is a confession? Is it the same as an incriminating statement, and what, if anything, does a Miranda warning have to do with it? There’s no question that in a stressful situation, your nerves can get the better of you. For some people, this results in an...

Suppressing Evidence in a Criminal Trial

If you are facing criminal charges, you already know that the prosecution has in its possession one or more pieces of evidence with which it hopes to convict you. This could consist of documents, witness testimony, public records or physical objects, and if...
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