Jury Trial

The Presumption of Innocence

What is the Presumption of Innocence? Most people have no idea what the presumption of innocence is, and unless you have sat on a jury deciding a criminal case, you may not understand it either.   In California, there are jury instructions that are read to the jury right after they hear all of the evidence …

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Types of Crimes: Infraction, Misdemeanor and Felony

  Types of Crimes When someone breaks the law, the level of severity types of crimes that the individual committed in the act, determines what classification of crime the person will face. That category could be one of three types of crimes ranging from least to most serious, which are: Infractions, Misdemeanors, and Felonies.

Common Mistakes Often Made After Being Arrested

  Not Remaining Silent You have the right to remain silent when you are arrested. Many people take the first chance they have to explain their situation to whomever will listen and will spill the beans so to speak. This can often be detrimental because the officer will Mirandize the people they arrest and when …

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Juvenile Defense Attorney: Your Child Has Been Arrested, Now What?

You never think you will need to hire a juvenile defense attorney to help your child fight criminal charges, but it happens.  It is a frightening experience when you receive a frantic phone call from your child telling you that they have been arrested or detained under criminal suspicion. Part of you wants yell and …

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Did You Receive a Grand Jury Subpoena | Federal Grand Jury Attorney

 What is a Grand Jury Subpoena ? When a person receives a grand jury subpoena, they need to understand what the grand jury subpoena entails.  A grand jury is a set of 16-23 people who hear evidence presented by the prosecutor in a case against the person of interest. These individuals then decide if the …

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Attorney Hiring Tips for a Tax Investigation – Kenney Legal

Tax investigation Tips for a hiring an attorney for a tax investigation Defending yourself from tax fraud or a tax investigation?  Be careful… Any good steward of personal finances knows their money inside and out. You are on top of the situation, and it almost seems insulting to invite someone into this world. True though …

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Trial Attorney or Litigator?

Knowing whether the attorney you have retained is someone who will actually go to trial or someone who will refer you on if the case gets that far takes a simple question before you hand over your money. You want to ask them if they handle trials because you will want the one person who is most familiar with your case and your circumstances to be the one representing you in court.

The Importance of Jury Nullification …

  “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” … Martin Luther King, Jr. You’re sitting at the defense table, handcuffed. You’re waiting for the jury to read their verdict, the verdict that decides your future.  The evidence has stacked up against you in court; even you think you’re guilty. The law that you’re being …

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