After a long and timely lawsuit, McDonald’s lost the case and the jury awarded Liebeck 2.9 million dollars. We all know that Liebeck was at fault for spilling coffee on herself, but to the lawyer it doesn’t matter.
The media got involved with this slow car chase and they got some of Simpsons friends to talk him into turning himself in. This car chase and everything involved was not brought up at all during the trial. Fleeing and threatening to kill himself seemed like a desperate act of guilt. Simpson showed up at his first court appearance on June 21 and he pleaded not guilty to the two murders. A jury was formed right away to see if there was enough evidence to press charges on OJ Simpson.
This is good for the defense attorney because they succeeded in getting client they best sentence possible without going to court. Especially if the case was not looking good for the client, it is better to go with the plea deal It is also good for the prosecutor because that is one less person on their caseload. Also this process speeds up the verdict in a sense. Reason is, that when people commit crimes their timeline to actually go to trial can take months, or even years to happen. Overall, the relationship between the prosecutor and defense attorney is something worth thinking about.
An alternative to plea bargaining that should be tried is to allow victims in a case to have input into the bargaining process. This is because half of the time the victims feel that the offender should be punished with the full extent of the law. Another alternative is to have diversion programs, which remove minor criminal acts from plea bargaining procedures. This is an alternative because the defendants agree to probation and once they are rehabilitated the matter is expunged from the record. This will relieve the courts and victims because the offender will be making amends to the crime they did instead of just getting a lesser sentence.
Some precincts are outraged, however this seems to be the proper law and should stay as it is Law officers are human, and just like everyone else, they make mistakes. An up- and-coming officer could get in a skirmish at the local bar and be charged with Domestic Abuse. This same officer could become one of the most effective law enforcers in the country. With this law, this officer would not be allowed to continue his services for his county and his fellow police officers. Many people feel that this officer is being done a great injustice and should be allowed to continue his otherwise flawless career as an officer of the law.
However, some important studies have revealed that drivers are not as capable of multi-tasking as they believe they are. Researchers have revealed that drivers who text ... ... middle of paper ... ...fine. The sanctions rise for successive offenses as well, with the second violation calling for an amount in the region of $250 fine and the third and subsequent violations carrying $500 fines each. Violators are also disciplined ruthlessly if their actions result to an accident (Chretien n.p.). Some other states, such as California and Virginia have fines of $20 for breaking their texting while driving laws (“Texting While Driving Legislation”).
95% of all criminal cases are resolved by plea bargains, the new face of America's criminal justice system. Plea bargains are only beneficial for the government and the justice system, not the people. Plea bargains are not effective in the judicial due process because they result in lenient deals on sentencing, violate the people's constitutional rights and punish the innocent. Plea bargains undermine the criminal justice system because they result in lenient deals on sentencing. Criminals charged with felonies sometimes take the plea bargain to receive a lesser sentence.
Experts believe that the prospect of jail time or revoking of driver’s license may be effective in getting the attention of the habitual drunk driver who has never been caught. “But unless treatment is available to capitalize on this attention, powerful habits will re-emerge as the memory of punishment fades” (Fields). Thus having a mandatory jail term system will significantly help to take the stance of “ZERO TOLERANCE” for individuals who believe that they can do as they please and drive while under the influence. Enough is enough and before any more innocent lives are lost, before any more property is carelessly destroyed, a stance must be taken to eradicate the disease called DUI.
Officers also now inform the suspect of all the terrible things they may face if they’re convicted of the crime, and seem to help the suspect by promising a less severe punishment if the cooperate with the police. “For a while, police tried such things as polygraphs to determine if the suspect was being deceptive, but polygraphs and polygraph training are expensive, and the results are almost never admissible in court” (Layton, 2011).... ... middle of paper ... ...y had not committed. The 104 participants were paired up, one being the interrogator and the other being the suspect for a mock theft. Some of the suspects were to be labeled as “guilty” while others were labeled as “not guilty”. The interrogators had 10 minutes to as questions, and then report back to the judge their opinion and how confident their opinion was.
“Gun control means control. It means control for the government and the government starts controlling the people.”(Luke Scott) I believe this quote is accurate because the more the government tries to make gun control less of a problem the more of our second amendment right is being taken away. There are number of ways that a criminal can obtain a gun, legally or illegally, but an honest citizen will go through through the legal process. Taking our 2nd amendment will only make the people vulnerable to government power. James Q. Wilson a former teacher at Harvard University understands that taking guns away from the common people will only reduce the chance of surviving a possible attack of any sort of intruder.”Those that they cannot buy, they will steal or borrow”, Wilson talks about how whenever one tries to obtain a gun the legal way background checks occur as well as restricting the amount of gun purchase a month.