Criminal trials in the US proceed according to the common law system inherited from the British. The system is accusatory in nature in that an open contest is held between the defending individual and the prosecuting authorities to determine the innocence or guilt of the individual accused. The judge and jury act as neutral arbitrators…

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Personal injury cases can be confusing for many people. They do not just involve proving that the injury occurred due to another person’s criminal act – the plaintiff has to provide evidence to the court about medical costs, lost days at work, and other financial hardships suffered due to the injury. Most people do not…

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