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Why Can Insanity Be Used as a Defense in Court?

Posted on March 19, 2019 in Firm News

Many Americans may know that insanity can be a viable defense against some criminal charges, but media portrayals of these situations may skew their ideas of how this legal statute actually works. The insanity defense has roots in British law reaching back to 1581, when the court stated that a “madman or lunatic” could not be held accountable for actions taken when in ... Read more

Can You Face Charges If You Fail to Report a Crime?

Posted on March 19, 2019 in Firm News

You may certainly face criminal charges if you commit a crime, but it is also possible for you to face criminal charges for the actions of another party if you knew of a criminal act but failed to report it. While it is generally not illegal to fail to report a crime, many states have enacted laws stating otherwise. It is almost always the best course of action to repo... Read more