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The grand jury is a system that is used in around half of all states, including California. In courtroom trials, a so-called “petit” jury is used. Both the petite and the grand jury are made up men/women from every walk of life, chosen to serve. The aim of the grand jury is to determine whether or not the evidence collected on a certain case is sufficient to start criminal proceedings. Originally, these juries were there to ensure the accused had a defence. Today, however, the grand jury is under a lot of criticism. In June, Adam M Smith decided to…

One of the most common enquiries we receive is from people who have had their legal case struck out or fatally undermined by a court as a result of a procedural irregularity. Litigants are often surprised that our court service not only has these draconian powers, but is not afraid to use them; even where the consequences are manifestly unjust. Solicitors are however well aware that courts expect perfection and any lawyer who fails to live up to those very high standards is at risk of jeopardising his client’s case and is leaving himself open to a solicitors negligence claim.…

Something few people know is that there are only two jurisdictions in the world that use common law and that has a grand jury in order to screen the validity of a criminal indictment. One of those two is Liberia, the other is the United States. It is also something that has always interested Adam M Smith, who is fascinated by global legal proceedings. Adam M Smith Explains the Role of the US Grand Jury A grand jury can issue what is known as a “true bill”, which means someone is indicted for a crime. They will only do this,…

Did you know that around 50% of all marriages in Chicago, and in fact, the country, end up in divorce? And when this happens, you will need to find a good law firm to represent the different parties if there is anything amicable left salvaging? A divorce, which means people are breaking their vows, is a major legal affair with consequences that impact every aspect of an individual’s life. This is why it is so important that you find a good lawyer or law firm to represent you. After all, nobody is above the law and when you have a…

If you have a requirement for an elderly law attorney, it is very important that you find one that is truly good at what they do. According to John Peck Legacy Lawyers, this means finding someone who is trained in these complexities, and who has the compassion to deal with elderly people. It is vital that you take advantage of a free consultation and ask the right questions, thereby finding a lawyer that works for you. John Peck Legacy Lawyers and the Most Important Questions to Ask According to John Peck, the most important questions to ask are: Do you…