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More charges in college bribery schemes

By now most people have heard about the college admissions scandal where wealthy parents were buying their kids' way into school. While several parents have already been convicted, the federal government is still bringing more charges in the case. For those who haven't pleaded guilty, the government just announced additional charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery.

Supreme Court upholds double-jeopardy exception: What it means for Trump associates

The double jeopardy clause is one of the foundations of our criminal justice system. The Fifth Amendment guarantees that you can't be prosecuted twice for the same offense. If you're charged with a crime and a jury finds you not guilty, the prosecution doesn't get another shot. Without this protection, the prosecution could simply keep coming after you, and your right to a fair trial would be rendered worthless.

"Making a Murderer Part 2" highlights hurdles in the postconviction process

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.

Manafort trial: Is analyzing jury questions just guesswork?

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.

Patrick Roberts one of only a handful of Raleigh-area 'Distinguished Counsel'

NADC_logo_200.pngThe 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:

What's At Stake In A Second-Degree Rape Charge?

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.

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