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Although we’ve seen our fair share of infamous, high-ranking white-collar criminals the last few years, white-collar crime affects all rungs on the corporate ladder. Protecting your company from these kinds of crimes, both inside and outside of your walls, is becoming trickier than ever before.  more...

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The gray areas of law are rarely as black and white as with the Alford Plea—innocent but guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. While it may serve to bend the rules of the law, this plea can sometimes be the only recourse the accused have at maintaining their innocence. more...

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Much of the public may not have sympathized with O.J. Simpson and Casey Anthony, but was it the jury's fault that much of the evidence was circumstantial and therefore with enough reasonable doubt to acquit them? And so the controversy surrounding circumstantial evidence continues. more...

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Despite tax evasion being a serious crime that can bring steep penalties and even jail time, there are still those who try to avoid paying their taxes. As we finish up our own taxes this tax season, here are 10 high-profile tax evasion cases that are a reminder of what can happen when you don’t pay your taxes—even to the rich and famous. more...

- - Celebrity Lawsuits

2009 will likely be known as a difficult year for Americans. But not everything was so grim for 2009! Luckily, there were a lot of silly criminals out there to keep things light. From white collar to "you have to be kidding," take a look at some of the wacky criminals, large and small, which made our 2009 so interesting.

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For many, college pranks are a rite of passage. They can be clever and funny, but they're not always legal. Good students with impressive credentials can find themselves on the Dean's List one day and the court roster the next. Knowing where to draw the line is essential.
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CBS has CSI and CSI Miami. NBC has Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU. Court TV has Forensic Files. As these courtroom dramas and docu-dramas draw a combined audience of over 50 million viewers, it is not surprising that the effect of their popularity is becoming evident in the real world, specifically in real-life criminal trials. more...

- - In the Courtroom

Plea-bargaining in capital murder cases: is it is fair to the victims or their families? The very process seems to bypass the notion of justice. A light sentence in exchange for an admission of guilty hardly seems fair. So, why play "let's make a deal" with captured murderers? Here are some of the arguments. more...

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In American criminal law, one of the most popular defenses you can claim is self-defense. Many times this happens in assault cases. However, it is most notoriously and many times most effectively, used as a homicide defense. So how do you make a self-defense claim? It depends. Read more on how to make a self-defense claim. more...

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During jury selection, defense attorney Deborah Poole complained that her 79 year-old client, Lena Sims Driskell, could not receive a fair trial with a jury of her peers because the juror pool lacked enough older people from which to select. Of the 58 jurors in the pool, a scant few were over 60. more...

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