Criminal Law

It’s one thing to be a fan of a fictional crime show on TV and another thing entirely to read about real events. Learn about criminal cases in our Criminal Law section.

Students or Scoundrels: College Pranks Gone Bad

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…

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Shoe Mogul Steve Madden Gets Sprung From Prison

Once upon a time Steve Madden was man who knew how to please just about any woman of any age. Give her some cute shoes. Even better, design and sell…

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Scott Peterson Faces the Death Penalty

Attorneys for Scott Peterson have produced an army of character witnesses in an effort to spare Peterson's life. But will it be enough to keep him…

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Runaway Bride? Why Georgia Isn't Letting Her Off the Hook...

Whatever 32-year-old Jennifer Wilbanks of Duluth, Georgia, might have dreamed, surely it didn't involve a bright afghan draped over her head as she…

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Murder or Suicide? Phil Spector awaits trial for the death of Lana Clarkson.

Shortly after 5 a.m. police officers responded to a 911 call at the residence of legendary music producer Phil Spector. It wasn't until after…

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Suicide by Police: An Alarming New Trend

Suicide by police is an alarming new trend that has police departments across the country worried, and for good reason. It seems to be occurring with…

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Police Lineups: Are they reliable?

What is the real-life version of a lineup? And most of all, can you count on it?

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When do fights between professional athletes cross the line into assault and battery?

Sports fans have been known to get really excited at athletic events. But, on November 19, 2004, one fan's fanaticism transformed the game.

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The Zoloft defense: Could anti-depressants be the next big criminal defense panacea?

A South Carolina jury has rejected the so-called Zoloft defense of a teenage boy accused of murdering his grandparents.

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Just the Facts Sir: The People v. Michael Jackson

After a two week-long break because of the death of the defense attorney's sister and the defendant's bout with the flu, the much-hyped child…

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