Murder

Legal Murder? The Oddity of the Yellowstone Zone of Death

by burkejaskot March 29, 2016 Criminal Law

Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful nature preserve that is protected by the government to maintain the wilderness.  The park actually spans four states: Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.  Unfortunately, the jurisdiction of the park is murky and difficult to parse out for the legal matters that arise in the park.  When four states are […]

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Polygraphs in the Criminal Justice System

by Allen Browning September 15, 2015 Blawg

In the criminal justice system, the prosecutor is obliged with bringing justice. That means, even though someone comes into his or her office complaining of being wronged, the prosecutor has an obligation to try to determine who is at fault and who is telling the truth about an incident. Sometimes, when an accused in a felony […]

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Psychology Expert Witness’s “Affluenza” Defense Allows Wealthy Teen to Avoid Jail Time for Involuntary Murder

by theexpertinstitute January 10, 2014 Criminal Defence Lawyers

“Affluenza.” A term coined by mental health therapist Jessie O’Neill in her 1997 book “The Golden Ghetto: The Psychology of Affluence,” meant virtually nothing to the American public only a week ago. However, recent testimony from a psychology expert witness has made the term the talk of coffee breaks, cocktail parties, and dinnertime debates. Because […]

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Forensic Expert Witness Testifies in the Amanda Knox Murder Trial

by theexpertinstitute November 14, 2013 Criminal Law

A forensic expert witness will play a critical role in the re-opened case against Amanda Knox, shedding light on the evidence allegedly linking the young American to the 2007 murder of her former roommate, British student Meredith Kercher. Kercher was found in the Italian apartment she shared with Knox having died from 47 stab wounds, […]

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Paranormal Activity Scare Yourself Silly in San Francisco.

by edralyn September 12, 2013 Criminal Law

Paranormal Activity: Scare Yourself Silly in San Francisco There are 812,826 living people in San Francisco as of 2011. Notice, we said “living.” How many un-living people are populating San Francisco is anyone’s guess. The city is known for being home to some of the most haunted spots in the nation. The next time you’re […]

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First Degree Murder Defense Details – Get Your Defense Line Strong

by lawfirm August 10, 2013 Criminal Law

(US law) First degree murder is considered the highest degree in the categories of murders. However, every state in the US does not categorize the murders into degrees. Defining first degree murder can be bit critical. This means unlawful slaughter of another human with the intention to cause harm and inflict injury. The Elements of […]

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Los Angeles Assault Attorney Explains Domestic Assault

by ManuelianLawFirm August 9, 2013 Assault

A domestic assault charge in Los Angeles threatens more than just your marriage. Like any other assault, a domestic assault conviction can result in not only the loss of your family, but the loss of your freedom as well. Emotionally-charged and aggressively pursued by prosecutors, domestic assault charges are serious and a conviction can result […]

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What Is Misdemeanor And How Many Types It Has?

by callygreene June 15, 2013 Accident Claims

Misdemeanors in a Nutshell Misdemeanors refer to less considerable kinds of criminal acts that are recognized and punishable by typical legal or lawful systems across the globe. However and still, the definitions or extremes of the actions that are considered as misdemeanors would essentially vary based on your locality or your country. Particularly, such definitions […]

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First Degree Murder – Defense Strategy that Works

by lawfirm May 22, 2013 Criminal Law

First degree murder is defined as unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought. Premeditation separates this act from other types of homicides. In the most US states this type of killing is known as unlawful killing which is willful. This means the murderer spends time plotting the act and then executes with careful […]

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The Casey Anthony Story- A Compelling Movie or Story Written in Poor Taste?

by RyanD September 25, 2012 Criminal Law

After the jury gave a not guilty verdict regarding the allegations against Casey Anthony about murdering her daughter, a Florida prosecutor, Jeff Ashton wrote a book about the case entitled Imperfect Justice – Prosecuting Casey Anthony. Since the book has been published, Lifetime TV has discussed making the book into a movie. The issue following […]

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Texas Man Convicted of Killing Neighbor Despite Stand Your Ground Defense

by RyanD August 10, 2012 Criminal Law

A Texas jury convicted 46-year-old Raul Rodriguez of murder for shooting his unarmed neighbor in a dispute in 2010. Rodgriguez claimed that he was acting in self-defense according to the state’s version of a “stand your ground” law. Rodriguez Invokes Stand Your Ground Defense The dispute arose when Rodriguez became upset due to the level […]

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Criminal footballers: Right to return?

by Ralli May 24, 2012 Criminal Law

Luke McCormick is to pick up where he left off it appears, and will once again enjoy the trappings of a footballer’s lifestyle. In my view, the footballer existence is what led Mr McCormick to the steps of the court and ultimately to the gates of the prison he spent a short time in. His […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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