Criminal Litigation

This is FindLaw's collection of Criminal Litigation articles, part of the Litigation and Disputes section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Criminal litigation refers to a trial in criminal court. Criminal litigation is distinct from civil litigation in most countries. Civil litigation is a private lawsuit between two parties, while criminal litigation is litigation brought by the state against an individual. Criminal trials require the highest standard of proof, which means the prosecutor must prove all elements of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Criminal Litigation Articles
    • Civil Legal Remedies for Crime Victims
      Victims suffer painful and often permanent injuries at the hands of their assailants.Despite many effective advocacy efforts during this past decade, our society still does not provide adequate relief to victims in the wake of crime. Civil ...

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    • Post-Conviction and Clemency Representation
      Post-conviction remedies give a person convicted of crime an opportunity to get relief from their conviction after their conviction has been affirmed on appeal. The most obvious source of relief is an ineffective assistance claim where the prisoner ...

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    • Police Questioning
      Anything you say can and will be used against you in court of law. When a police officer asks questions, it could cause problems for the police officer and YOU. Most of the time there is a reason why the officer is asking you such questions even ...

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    • Neuropsychologist Beware

      NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTS have become key experts in litigating head injury cases. Their test results often provide the only objective data in cases of minor or moderate head injury. It is well known that such injuries persist despite normal ...

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    • Neuropsychological Assessment
      Neuropsychological assessments are important evidence in personal injury litigation and in any other type of court action in which head-injured person is seeking compensation. The assessment may be the only objective evidence that substantiates the ...

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    • Movie Day at the Supreme Court or "I Know It When I See It": A History of the Definition of Obscenity

      What is "obscene" under U.S. law has plagued our courts for the last fifty years. Many people don't realize that in our society, which trumpets free speech, that there are many restrictions on speech, including restrictions on adult or sexual images ...

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    • OSHA Issues New Whistleblower Regulations: Defending a Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Charge
      Should your publicly traded company be accused of violating the anti-retaliation provisions of the Criminal Fraud Accountability Act of 2002, also known as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA"), whose ...

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    • New York Automobile Accident Guide: Questions and Answers
      Generally, certain benefits for injuries received in a motor vehicle accident are payable regardless of who caused the accident. For example, if you are involved in an automobile accident and have automobile insurance coverage, your own insurance ...

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    • Federal Grand Jury Crash Course

      Solomon L. Wisenberg is a partner and co-chair of the white collar criminal defense practice group of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP. Federal grand juries have enormous power within our criminal justice system. Responding incorrectly to ...

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    • Federal Criminal Appeals: 10 Things You Should Know
       Solomon L. Wisenberg is a partner and co-chair of the white collar criminal defense practice group of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP. I have been representing clients in white-collar and other federal criminal sentencing for over 25 ...

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