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Wrongfully Convicted Cases, Statistics and Criminal Defense Lawyer Experience

Wrongfully Convicted Cases, Statistics and Criminal Defense Lawyer Experience

Wrongful Conviction A miscarriage of justice primarily is the conviction and punishment of a person for a crime they did not commit. The term can also apply to errors in the other direction—”errors of impunity” and to civil cases. Most criminal justice systems have some means to overturn, or “quash”, a wrongful conviction, but this is often difficult to achieve. The most serious instances occur when a wrongful conviction is not overturned for several years, or until after the innocent person has been executed or died in jail. “Miscarriage of justice” is sometimes synonymous with wrongful conviction, referring to a conviction reached in an unfair or disputed trial. Wrongful convictions are frequently cited by death penalty opponents as cause to eliminate death penalties to avoid executing innocent persons. In recent… […]

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Family Law in Palm Beach County – Paternity Law

Family Law in Palm Beach County – Paternity Law

Paternity law is one of biggest areas of family law in Palm Beach County today. As the role of the mother and father in the modern American family changes – and the term “family” itself evolves, this part of family law has become more complex and confusing. Paternity law is defined as the legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a man and a child. A child born to the wife during a marriage is also the husband’s child under the “presumption of lawful paternity.” The husband is assigned complete rights, duties and obligations to the child. However, during a divorce, annulment or legal separation, this “presumption” can be challenged in court. Jurisdictions often differ on when a judgment establishing paternity based on “presumption” can be set aside on the… […]

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Family Law in Palm Beach County

Family Law in Palm Beach County

Family law is an area of law that deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including marriage, divorce, adoption, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders like child custody, child support and alimony. This category of law has grown dramatically in recent years, as courts and legislators have redefined the definition of marriage, divorce, child custody and child support. It has been in the national spotlight many times lately. Despite changes made by federal and state lawmakers, family law remains an emotional issue that always evokes passionate feelings from everyone involved. Palm Beach County has several qualified attorneys who either specialize in family law or incorporate it as part of their practice. History of Family Law The concept of a “family” has changed over the years and the law has… […]

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