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Burden of proof at trial

The burden of proof at a criminal trial is on the prosecution to prove that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that in order for the defendant to be convicted, the prosecution must exclude all reasonable … Continue reading

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Why criminal defendants should consider not taking the stand

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution gives a criminal defendant the right to choose whether to testify at trial. It is common for criminal defendants to want to take the stand and tell their story to the jury. … Continue reading

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Insanity defense in New Jersey

The gunman who allegedly shot and killed two people and left another person critically injured at the St. Thomas Syrian Orthodox Knavana Church last November will defend his case on grounds of insanity. The gunman was the estranged husband of … Continue reading

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