Monthly Archives: August 2018

A Comparison of Circuit and District Court Systems

The American judicial system is made up of several different court systems, all of which are further divided into state or federal courts. Two of the most common courts within the federal court system are circuit courts and district courts. … Continue reading

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The 3 Most Common Actions Appellate Courts Take

If your case is headed for appellate court, you may be interested in learning what outcomes might come about. Most often, an appellate court will take one of three actions: affirm, vacate, or modify. Continue reading to more about each … Continue reading

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Can a Child Be a Witness in a Criminal Case?

Each state has their own laws regarding child witnesses, including age requirements. From these varying laws, the common denominator is that every witness, regardless of age, must be competent and able to testify at trial. This same prerequisite applies to … Continue reading

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The 8 Phases of a Criminal Case

In a criminal case, there is standard series of developments you can expect to take place. The first phase always starts with an arrest of some sort, whether as a result of a warrant or an actual physical apprehension. Continue … Continue reading

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