What Happens When You Confess to a Crime You Didn’t Commit?

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Confessions create a lot of problems for your defense lawyer. Many jurors believe that nobody who is innocent would ever confess to a crime they didn’t commit. That assumption is incorrect, of course. False confessions happen more often than you might think. In a 2013 amicus brief, the APA noted that scientific evidence demonstrates that…

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District Attorneys Gear Up to Find New Ways Around Reformed NY Bail Law

On January 1, 2020, most people arrested for non-violent crimes won’t have to post bail. They will be released and ordered to appear at their trials. It’s no surprise that many prosecuting attorneys don’t like the new law. Many claim it will make it harder to deter crime.  An ADA from Nassau County,Jed Painter, is…

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