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Understanding Evidence in a Criminal Trial

Evidence is the foundation of any criminal case. Without evidence that proves a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, the prosecution cannot secure a conviction. Evidence plays a pivotal role in a criminal trial and can be a determining factor in establishing guilt.
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Defining “Affirmative Consent” for Sexual Activity

We’ve all been told and inherently know that in order to have sex with another person, you must and should have their consent. The problem lies in defining what consent means. Is mutual physical attraction enough without anyone saying “yes”? If someone says “yes,” what all does that consent apply to?
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Understanding DWI Tests

On suspicion or reasonable belief of driving while intoxicated, a police officer may pull your vehicle over and request that you submit to DWI tests (chemical tests or field sobriety tests). Unfortunately, a lot of individuals are unaware of their rights and obligations pertaining to DWI tests when pulled over by law enforcement.
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Are There Alternatives to Going to Jail?

If you’re facing criminal charges, you’re likely feeling nervous about the penalties you may be facing. Perhaps the most frightening prospect is the possibility of jail time. However, in some cases, there may be alternatives to incarceration depending on your charges.
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Common Causes of Driver’s License Suspensions

Like many motorists, you may forget that driving is a privilege, not a right. Yet, one wrong move – or a series of them – could lead to the suspension of your license. You might think the threshold for suspension is high. But it can happen after all sorts of offenses, whether related or unrelated to driving.
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