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  • Should I testify in the Grand Jury? Part Three
    Should I testify in the Grand Jury? Part Three

    This is the third part of a multi-part blog post about how the Grand Jury in New York works and whether a defendant should testify in it. As mentioned before, this blogpost is written for laypeople to ...

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  • Should I testify in the Grand Jury? Part Two
    Should I testify in the Grand Jury? Part Two

    This is the second part of a multi-part blog post about how the Grand Jury in New York works and whether a defendant should testify in the Grand Jury. This is written for laypeople to understand and ...

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  • What is bail in New York and how does it work?
    What is bail in New York and how does it work?

    In any jurisdiction in the United States, a person who is accused of a crime is presumed innocent unless and until his guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt as to each element of every crime ...

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  • Criminal Liability for Another's Actions
    Criminal Liability for Another's Actions

    Suppose three people named Adam, Brian, and Charlie decide to rob a bank. They devise a plan in which Adam is going to go in first and announce that a robbery is occurring. The plan is for him to take ...

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  • When is a Police Officer Allowed to Use Deadly Force?
    When is a Police Officer Allowed to Use Deadly Force?

    There is obviously a lot of talk in the media lately regarding whether Police Officer Darren Wilson was legally justified in killing Michael Brown. In addition, Akai Gurley was fatally shot by a ...

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  • How does law enforcement determine your blood alcohol content (BAC)?
    How does law enforcement determine your blood alcohol content (BAC)?

    Suppose a person has a few glasses of wine with dinner and then drives home. Right before getting home, he turns onto his block without signaling. A police officer then pulls him over and detects an ...

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