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Pleading Not Guilty when you are guilty

A "not guilty" plea is not a statement of fact, it not made under oath, and is not subject to an ethical obligation that it be supported by a belief that the client is factually innocent of ...
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What is the writ equivalent of habeas corpus, but for punishments other than detention

united-states History and Background What is a writ? A writ is an order from a court directed at a public official, sometimes one who is not a party to a case, to do something. This was one of the ...
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What is the writ equivalent of habeas corpus, but for punishments other than detention

If you're asking for which of the historical prerogative writs could be used to prevent a fine: prohibition: to prevent collection of the fine mandamus: to compel return of the money certiorari: to ...
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Criminal proceedings for a criminal who committed crimes in multiple countries

Criminal proceedings for a criminal who committed crimes in multiple countries are complex and depend on various factors. Here's a breakdown: Most of the time, trials happen in the country where the ...
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Criminal proceedings for a criminal who committed crimes in multiple countries

If a criminal from another country (say Australia) were to commit crimes there and flee to the United States, what government would track him? The Australian government, or at least a law enforcement ...
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Can police lie about your rights?

That would violate Miranda Miranda v. Arizona 384 U.S. 436 (1966) demands in the holding: The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he has the right to remain ...
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To what extent can US police lie to a suspect?

united-states For the most part, U.S. police are allowed to lie to suspects to obtain information, even if they are not undercover. This goes pretty far although the exact boundaries are a matter of ...
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To what extent can US police lie to a suspect?

canada Any confession made subsequent to those lies is at risk of being inadmissible. However, no particular lie, taken out of context, necessarily leads to a confession being rendered inadmissible. ...
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Jurisdiction of the Scottish criminal courts (multi-jurisdictional case)

The location of a server is almost never legally relevant for jurisdictional purposes, especially in criminal cases, even though this seems like unassailable logic to many IT people for some reason. A ...
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Victim Anonymity in Criminal Proceedings

The charging documents list Alice as Jane Doe. In some rare, isolated instances, this can be done in a civil lawsuit in California, but this would be allowed in a criminal prosecution in California ...
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Public Access to Records of Criminal Proceedings

At what point(s) in the proceedings can the public get access to the (possibly redacted) records for this case, such as police report(s), witness statements, etc? Generally, as filings are made in ...
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Victim Anonymity in Criminal Proceedings

canada The charging document must identify the complainant / victim to the accused with sufficient particularity to give the accused the ability to mount a full answer and defence. For an assault, ...
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DUI blood tests - keeping them out

Effectively, it would be impossible barring some exceedingly exceptional circumstances. In every state, the prosecution is obligated to turn over any exculpatory evidence they have to the defense. ...
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