There are many ways to prove innocence or guilt. On TV, it often comes down to a dedicated detective and forensic science who uses fingerprints, bite marks or hair samples to make the case. The idea in these cases is that the evidence is unique to a lone individual. The process of elimination says only this person could have committed the crime.
A former Jasper School District employee pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges. The 55-year-old woman from Columbus, Kansas, was head bookkeeper for the school district from 2009 to 2016. She voluntarily resigned in 2016 after being asked to explain payroll and expenditure discrepancies.
You have recently been released from jail on probation or parole. Dealing with the criminal justice system has added an incredible amount of stress to your life. The time has come to meet with your supervising officer, and it is the last thing that you feel like doing. Do you skip your meeting?
In January 2018, a new law regarding expungements goes into effect. That’s good news for many who live and work in Missouri. Many people, however, are unfamiliar with what an expungement actually is. Expungement is a process where criminal records are sealed. Anyone arrested or charged with a crime has a criminal record.
The standard in court is guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. It’s a long-held standard that calls for certainty in conviction. Yet, many court cases use questionable forensic evidence in trials.
It's stressful whenever someone is charged with embezzlement. The charges surrounding embezzlement can be complex, and a conviction can result in harsh penalties.