Sunday, August 30, 2015
The 1999 crime-thriller film Double Jeopardy, for some, might seem a plausible summary for the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment. The film shows the story of a woman wrongly convicted for the murder of her husband, who was later revealed to be alive. Claiming that the Double Jeopardy Clause would protect her from further charges, she plans to kill him in broad daylight. This is where the problem lies about the film’s interpretation of the Double Jeopardy doctrine. Though it’s true that the woman cannot be prosecuted for the same crime twice, she can still be charged for (finally and truly) killing her husband, since the murder took place in a different place and time than the other murder for which she was convicted. If the movie’s take on the doctrine is faulty, then what exactly constitutes Double Jeopardy and how can you be protected against it?
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Denying the Charge The first approach a criminal defense attorney could use is to completely deny the charge. This means that your lawyer will be trying their best to prove that you didn’t commit the crime. If you’ve got solid proof that you were not involved in what they’re accusing you of, then your attorney can use it to ensure that the trial comes out in your favor. One of the best pieces of evidence is for you to show people you were somewhere else at the time the crime took place. Of course, the prosecution will be trying its best to contest these claims.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The primary goal of a criminal attorney is to keep his client out of jail and ensure that no human or legal rights are violated. The lawyer has to determine and establish certain grounds to make sure that he wins his client’s case, among which are insufficient evidence, lack of probable cause, and erroneous criminal complaint. According to an article published at Statelaws.Findlaw.com, when police officers in Florida are making an arrest, they are required to identify themselves to the person in question, then inform him properly that he is about to be taken into custody due to specific reasons or accusations. This procedure may not happen in all cases, though, for some circumstances like violent standoffs and highway pursuits, leave officers no choice but to arrest the offender immediately.
Monday, August 24, 2015
A maximum of 20 years imprisonment awaits two robbers after a Galleria Mall heist that caused panic among shoppers in Fort Lauderdale, according to the Sun Sentinel. The day prior to the arrest, both suspects along with two accomplices reportedly barged inside the Galleria Mall, an upscale shopping center in the city, and forced everyone to get down. The police statement cited in the article also said that they used sledge hammers to smash the display cases of the Mayors store and pilfer its authentic Rolex watches and diamonds. A 30-mile pursuit ensued when the robbers left the building with a fifth suspect waiting in their getaway vehicle. The chase ended when their car crashed and the five felons fled. Only two were accosted while the remaining three are still at large.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
If you are charged with drugs possession, either with intent to sell or for personal use, a criminal attorney can help you determine which defense might be applicable in your case, should you decide to plead not guilty. States employ different approaches to the problem of illicit drugs in diverse ways, while the federal government more often than not, has the harshest guidelines for drug sentencing. Nevertheless defenses against drug possession are quite universal across state lines.
Various movie and television scenes produce an impression that professional robbers have a thrilling, lavish life. Unfortunately, being charged with this criminal offense in reality is something no one ever really aspires to experience.