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Is It True Juries Can Acquit You Of A Crime Even When You're Obviously Guilty?

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It’s not unusual for a jury to vote not guilty when the evidence isn’t strong enough to make a compelling case against the defendant. However, sometimes even when the defendant is obviously guilty, juries will still return a not-guilty verdict and let the person walk free. Here’s how this may come about, why it’s legal, and the chances of it happening in your criminal case. About Jury Nullification The phenomenon of a jury issuing a not-guilty verdict when all evidence points to the defendant’s guilt is called jury nullification.…

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When Your Divorce Is Contentious: The Benefits Of Hiring A Divorce Lawyer To Represent You

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When two parties decide to divorce and can come up with an amicable separation agreement, it usually isn’t necessary for both parties to have an attorney. Both parties may even be able to work out an agreement through the help of a mediator and present the agreement in court to be approved by the judge. If the divorce is not going smoothly and your ex won’t agree to anything, it’s time to find a divorce lawyer that can represent you.…

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4 Important Things To Do Before You Purchase A New Home

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Tired of renting an apartment, or simply looking to move into a home that is much larger than your current one? If so, you may be interested in buying a home. Because it is such a huge decision to make, it is best to take your time with the process instead of rushing into purchasing anything, even if the property seems to be absolutely perfect. In fact, there are a few important things you should do prior to making a new home purchase.…

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When Does A DUI Or DWI Become A Felony Charge?

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It’s true a DUI charge can cause you a lot of trouble. However, a DUI or DWI charge isn’t typically a felony to start with. It’s always a criminal charge, but there’s a few distinctions that can turn a misdemeanor DUI into a felony offense. How a Misdemeanor Becomes a Felony Over time, states have started to impose stricter penalties for DUIs. Even with harsher penalties, a DUI doesn’t become a felony charge without some other circumstances involved.…

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Shifting Definitions: Burden Of Proof Means Different Things At Different Times

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When it comes to a wrongful death lawsuit, it’s not enough to know the defendant caused the death of your loved one. You have to prove to the court’s satisfaction the defendant’s actions resulted in your loss. However, the burden of proof required often differs depending on which stage of the case you’re in. Here’s what you need to know about this issue to help you better prepare for your wrongful death lawsuit.…

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