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Violent Crimes

Study Shows Wrongful Conviction Rate of Up To Six Percent

luecklaw  -  Jan 09, 2012 , , , , , , ,  - 
As reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, a comprehensive study by the Urban Institute has found that wrongful conviction rates in violent felony cases is as high as six percent. Samuel R. Gross, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School and a … Continue reading

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Arson Investigation Burn Pattern Theory Debunked

luecklaw  -  Jan 04, 2012 , , , , , , , , ,  - 
A November 2011 study by The Arson Project has confirmed the hypothesis that ‘the presence or absence of an ignitable liquid in a post-flashover setting cannot be determined through visual examination of the resulting burn patterns. Any attempt to do so is no … Continue reading

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More on “Strikes” in California

luecklaw  -  Dec 15, 2011 , , , , , , , ,  - 
The law in California on “Strikes” can be very confusing, mainly because there are different types of “Strikes” and, depending on what type of “Strike” you have been charged with, the difference determines what percentage of your sentence you will … Continue reading

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Penal Code Section 245

luecklaw  -  Mar 24, 2011 , , , , , , , , , , , ,  - 
One of the most common Penal Codes to be charged with is Penal Code section 245. As you can see below, it is extremely complex, depending on the specific subsection that one is charged with based upon the allegations in … Continue reading

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