One benefit of the United States criminal justice system is that you have a right to appeal if you are convicted of a crime. An appeal petitions a higher court to overturn a lower court's decision. For instance, if you believe that the trial was unfair, you can petition the higher court to change the ruling and overturn the lower court's decision.
Theft is simply taking another person's property without permission. If you're accused of this, there are a few things you can do to defend yourself. Fortunately, it's easy to show why your situation has been misunderstood or taken out of context with the right defense.
The judge has declared a mistrial in the case of megastar Bill Cosby, who was accused of drugging and raping an acquaintance in 2004. The jury deliberated for six days but was unable to reach a unanimous verdict as is required in felony criminal cases. The district attorney has vowed to retry the case.
The state of Virginia is very hard on those who are caught drinking and driving. Driving while under the influence of alcohol puts you and others at risk of being involved in an accident, which is why it's illegal throughout the United States.
Many drug-related charges stem from traffic stops. A traffic stop gives police the opportunity to speak with people, gauge their physical responses and take a look inside a vehicle while someone is caught off guard, which police can take advantage of.