In the recent thread on the Silk Road, the Dread Pirate Roberts, and Ross Ulbricht, a big part of the story was Ulbricht's claim that he was framed by Mark Karpeles. How often is "I was framed" used as a defence, and how often does it succeed? [more inside]
How to Stop Never Ending Summon to Constantly Cancelled Trial? [more inside]
I am not sure I recall the details correctly, but I am amused by a news story in my memory. I think my memory is accurate, so here goes. A police officer is testifying in court about his (commercial and sexual) relationship with a prostitute, with whom he had sex in the course of an anti-prostitution sting. The officer is questioned by opposing counsel about whether he climaxed. He explains that he did, but that he didn't take any pleasure in it. Can you give me a link to this news story or tell me where I read it?
How many times can a defendant dismiss his defense attorney, probably in an attempt to delay prosecution? A little over a year ago, my next door neighbor did a Very Bad Thing. Please believe me when I say there is no doubt that he did the thing he is accused of. When he is finally convicted, he will probably go to prison for the rest of his life. [more inside]
I'm considering joining a clinical drug trial. What should I be thinking about? [more inside]
If a defendant is found not-guilty following a murder trial do the police re-open the case and continue to search for the true murderer? [more inside]
Martin/Zimmerman filter: Why did the prosecution call John Good to testify today, knowing Good would say Martin was on top of Zimmerman making 'downward motions' with his arm? IANAL, but if you are, or not -- help me understand the calculation.
Is there a link between the length of time between the time a crime's committed and the time the suspect/perpetrator is condemned guilty or not guilty? [more inside]
Help me write a character reference for my friend awaiting sentencing in a US prison. [more inside]
Why is the Sandusky trial moving so quickly? In my area the high profile cases seem to take months, if not years, to come to trial, and then the trials themselves take weeks or months. Sandusky's trial started last week and I believe the judge told the jury that they will likely have the case on Thursday. Explain? [more inside]
Nonfiction books/articles about trials, please. [more inside]
At what junctures, if any, do the jury deliberations in the classic film 12 Angry Men take a form that would probably result in a mistrial rather than acquittal if they were to become known to the court? I have linked to the full film on YouTube for convenience's sake. [more inside]
How do I find out about becoming a paid research subject in a clinical trial/medical research? [more inside]
Can (NY state) traffic court simply reschedule your trial if a cop fails to show at the hearing? [more inside]
I was recently arrested at Occupy Atlanta. Background here. What should I be sure to ask/say when I meet with my attorney soon? [more inside]
I want to read a book written by a juror in a criminal trial. Please recommend one! [more inside]
What are some places that send awesome free samples or subscription goods for small amounts of money and don't spam you to death? [more inside]
A multicenter drug study takes CT scans of all subjects at various points. These scans are all sent to a central committee for evaluation. What is this committee called? My Google-Fu is failing me, and I don't get any convincing hits for "Central CT Scan Evaluation Committee" etc. etc.
YANML. My son is being charged with 4th degree felony. [more inside]
I received a court summons - eeek! They'd like me to be a witness at another individual's criminal trial (whew!). What should I expect? Note: this question involves Pennsylvania and the the Magisterial District Court system. [more inside]
TrialFilter: Can someone explain the charges that Khodorkovsky was convicted on?
Pre-trial conference for a credit card debt under 5k? [more inside]
Soon I will be giving testimony in my own divorce trial. How can I prepare for the judgment, whatever it is? [more inside]
How would it be Constitutional to hold Guantanamo Bay detainees in the United States without trial? [more inside]
How can i get through this when i have nobody to relate to? [more inside]
I'd like to know the exact steps that happen in a criminal trial. [more inside]
Have you been on a jury? How do you come to your decisions? [more inside]
Why isn't Lori Drew being charged for something related to having sexual conversations with a minor? [more inside]
Looking for plays with courtroom/trial scenes. [more inside]
Why did Omnioutliner start bugging me about registration only after I reinstalled Leopard? [more inside]
Do all misdemeanor cases get to bypass the grand jury? Is there such a thing as a federal misdemeanor? I know FEDERAL capital offenses must go before a grand jury and each STATE handles this differently, ie NY both sides and a judge, no grand jury. But I am confused on this process...help, test tommorrow!!
Hidden among various other breathtakingly evil clauses, part 13 of the Comcast Agreement for Residential Services says that if the customer doesn't opt out within 30 days of receiving the dense legalese, he gives up the right to sue Comcast in a public court. But (in clause 15g), Comcast maintains the right to sue the user any time they like. Is this stuff enforceable? YMOMNBAL
Jury Duty: I want to fulfill my civic duty and don't want to shirk but...4 week federal jury trial? $40 a day? What gives? I'm self employed and care for my child 2 days a week so my wife can work. Should I ask for a hardship exemption, or is that shirking? [more inside]
How do I find out the results of a trial? Every so often you hear about a murder or crime or something and somebody gets arrested. But it seems like you rarely hear how it ends. For instance, this one has bugged me for a long time. As much as I search, I just want to know what happened to the guys they arrested. Where do people look for how things end?
Multiple requests for dismissal in a trial I just took part in were denied, even though they seemed to be extremely basic and logical. Do I have any recourse? [more inside]
My friend has been accused of rape, which I think is absurd. Need legal advice for him (especially from anyone familiar with the U.S. military court system) and emotional advice for me. [more inside]
I am currently a criminal defense attorney in rural Vermont, and my goal is to become the best trial lawyer I can be. Please recommend any books you think I should read, and offer any advice you have that will aid me.
Should I request a jury trial for my (arguably invalid) speeding ticket? [more inside]
What can I expect if I report a rape to the police? [more inside]
how do you know when you're on the right antidepressant? [more inside]
StatsFilter: Evidence challenging/contradicting conventional controlled/placebo trials? [more inside]
I need to download a trial copy of Dreamweaver MX 2004. I am NOT looking for a cracked version -- just the usual time-limited download that I can use for only 30 days. [more inside]
How can I find someone in Seoul, Korea, who speaks English and Korean and is reasonably tech-literate? [more inside]
How can I re-install shareware that doesn't want to be re-installed? [more inside]
MichaelJacksonFilter: how would one go about following the court case when located in Europe without access to American TV-networks?