When could evidence be ‘thrown out’ after a traffic stop?

If the defense can show that the police violated the defendant’s constitutional rights, the evidence the police garnered from the violation is generally not admissible in court. The question of whether your rights were violated is very complex and depends on the exact circumstances. There are basic rules the police have to follow, however. If

Weather changes cause chain-reaction crashes – How to protect yourself.

When weather changes come suddenly, there is a risk of multi-vehicle, chain-reaction crashes. Once you’re in a chain-reaction crash, it can be hard to stop further crashes from coming – so it’s critical to know how to respond to sudden adverse weather when you’re driving. According to a crash reconstruction expert who has analyzed over

Supreme Court narrows the definition of wire fraud, making it harder to prove

When is a secret backroom deal a fraud? Not always, says the U.S. Supreme Court. Prosecutors must show beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged victim actually lost money. The case involved Louis Ciminelli, a New York businessman who won a $750 million contract for a state government real estate project. The problem was, he

Jury awards $18.8 million to young man with mesothelioma from talc

A California jury has awarded a 24-year-old man $18.8 million after finding he developed mesothelioma after being exposed to Johnson & Johnson’s talc products since childhood. The $18.8 million is meant to compensate the young man for his medical bills and pain and suffering. However, he may not collect the compensation in his lifetime. This is because

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