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Do police ever mistakenly arrest the wrong people?

You got arrested, and you cannot believe it. Not only do you think you are innocent, but you have no idea what the police are talking about. You were not remotely involved in anything like what they claim you did. Even so, you're sitting in a jail cell after getting booked.

What's the history of the insanity defense against murder?

We've all heard of the "insanity" defense from the movies. It might go something like this: A man is accused of murder, but he is able to show in court that -- although he committed a killing -- the incident cannot be considered murder because the defendant was out of his mind when the killing happened. The defense of insanity against murder charges is, in fact, a legitimate and viable defense in some murder cases, but where did it come from?

What are some of the more common college student crimes?

College is a time for freedom and personal growth for many, but some students run into altercations with the law that could potentially impact the rest of their lives. Criminal convictions can derail their education, make it harder to get a job and lead to fines and jail time that set them back tremendously from the path they were on. That's why it's so important for anyone facing allegations to know exactly what legal options he or she has.

Don't talk about your criminal case with family or friends

After an arrest, your stress, anxiety, and frustration can negatively affect your emotional state. To deal with this situation, many people who are awaiting trial or out on bail find it comforting to unburden themselves in conversations with family members or friends. Some people who are free on bail may use Facebook or other social media connect with family members or friends.

Proposed bill could result in an assault weapons ban

In the wake of the Valentine's Day mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Democratic lawmakers have introduced a proposed assault weapons ban. If the proposed legislation becomes law, it would render the use and ownership of assault weapons in the United States illegal.

3 ways to develop your criminal defense

It doesn't matter what kind of crime you've been accused of. You have the right to formulate a criminal defense, and you also have the right to a criminal trial. During your criminal proceedings, you will need to choose the way you intend to approach and respond to your charges.

Police in Colorado working to move people away from jail

In a new effort in Colorado, stemming from millions of dollars in revenue from marijuana tax, police agencies are working to move people away from jail. Officers are doing their best to help those who are addicted to drugs or who are mentally ill to keep them out of jail and instead steer them towards rehab facilities, housing and treatment facilities. The approach is being used in 10 municipalities across the state.

Colorado Springs mailman arrested and accused of stealing mail

A mailman in Colorado springs was arrested and accused of stealing mail. Authorities allege that the accused mailman may have stolen 80 letters, which they say they found in his bag. Police claim that half of the stolen letters they found had been opened.

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