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defendant

The party sued in an action at law.Contrast actions in equity,in which the party sued is called a respondent.Today,these distinctions are largely irrelevant,but they may be encountered when reading old legal decisions.

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The ideal solution, of course, would be to do away with imposing any token legal fee on indigent criminal defendants in the first place.
Therefore, ending the county's GPS and electronic monitoring program for criminal defendants was a bad decision by the county board.
(103) Citing Wigmore on Evidence, the court found that the layman's natural inclination in hearing that a criminal defendant has asserted a privilege is to believe in a "clear confession of crime." (104) The court vacated Christian's conviction and sentence, reversed the motion court's denial of post-conviction relief, and remanded the case for a new trial.
To illustrate the magnitude of our results in an intuitive way, Figure 1 maps the relationship between the number of attack ads aired and justices' likelihood of voting for criminal defendants. Figure 1 reports, for different numbers of attack ads, the associated decrease in the justices' probability of voting for the criminal defendant if attack ads increased by 100%, holding all other variables at their mean value.
Unfavorable outcomes, from the perspective of a criminal defendant, include cases in which the judgment is either affirmed in whole or the appeal is dismissed.
Vincent Puglisi was a criminal defendant who was charged with the brutal murder of Alan Shalleck.
When asked to comment on Good's testimony, Ladan said ,"Good's testimony was a clear win for the defense." Good testified he heard someone cry for help and saw one man straddling the other but claimed the victim was on top not the criminal defendant, George Zimmerman.
has mandated that a relationship between a criminal defendant and his
According to Fox News, Bowden said that Obama believed that 'affording terrorists the full rights of criminal defendants would showcase the US' commitment to justice for even the worst of the worst.'
Most recently, the Virginia State Bar issued Legal Ethics Opinion 1857 (2011), which opined that a criminal defense lawyer may not ethically advise a criminal defendant to accept a plea that includes waiving the right to make a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel as a personal conflict of interest of the lawyer.
Forcing counsel upon a criminal defendant requires the defendant to succumb to the legal strategies and desires of the defense attorney.

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