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May 2014 Archives

Professor trying to help students get aid accused of fraud

Many people think that all criminal activity is done so intentionally and with malicious intent. This is usually why most people do not think twice about a conviction in a criminal case. But what these people fail to realize is that there are exceptions to the rule. Some people may not even realize that they are committing a crime until they are charged. And in some cases, such as the one we are about to present to our California readers, there may even be good intentions behind these supposed crimes.

Judges putting people in jail who are unable to pay court fees

Did you know that it’s unlawful to send someone to jail simply because they are unable to pay back a debt? A ruling made before the Civil War made sure of that and three times since 1970 the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed this ruling. But if it’s unlawful to incarcerate someone because of their inability to pay back a debt, such as court fees or fines, then why are people encountering this problem in states across the nation?

Sober woman injured in accident accused of drunk driving

There are a lot of people in the United States that frown upon others who argue against drunk driving charges in court. These people usually believe that the person is only arguing against the charges to get away with a crime. But in some cases this isn’t it at all. There are times when a person’s rights have been violated or evidence was fabricated to make it look like the person committed a crime when in fact they have not. These cases are perhaps the most troubling but important to point out because they highlight the problems in our criminal justice system that are often difficult to navigate without legal help.

Man defamed when police falsely accuse him of kidnapping

Imagine that you are sitting at home one evening, watching the news, when suddenly you see a picture of yourself with the caption “suspect at large.” At first you might be shocked or even confused. After all, you haven’t committed any crimes that would warrant a search. But as more news agencies pick up the story and continue to refer to you as a suspect, the feeling of shock turns to anger, especially toward the police who accused you in the first place.

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