A few years ago, "Making a Murderer" took Netflix by storm, probing the depths of reasonable doubt and shedding light on the limits of the criminal justice system.
Last Wednesday, a jury found former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of eight federal charges involving bank fraud and tax evasion. Yet jurors were unable to reach a consensus on the remaining ten counts, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on those charges.
Innocent until proven guilty. It's the foundation of our criminal justice system. It's the guiding principle for every criminal case - in theory.
The trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is finally underway, and it provides a fascinating window into how prosecutors approach high-stakes cases.
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel recognizes the nation's top one percent of lawyers, based on its four-stage selection criteria. The NADC is "dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence." The four stages include:
A Gastonia man is facing charges of second-degree rape after a New Year's Day liaison at his home led to accusations of sexual assault. According to reports of the incident, the woman involved had suffered a seizure and was unconscious at the time the sex act took place.
There are many misconceptions about restraining orders or protective orders. One is that you're not breaking the terms of a no-contact order if the person who has one against you gives you permission to break it. This is still a violation and can still get you into hot water with the North Carolina criminal justice system.
Crystal Magnum has been found guilty of second degree murder in the stabbing death of her then-boyfriend Reginald Daye in 2011. The 12-person jury took two days to come to the guilty verdict in a case that pitted the prosecution's version of murder against the defense team's version of self defense.