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Innocent until proven guilty. A person in America must be proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, to be guilty of committing a criminal act before a conviction. It is one of the most important pieces of the American criminal justice system, … Continue reading

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Even after you have been found guilty of an Illinois crime, as a criminal defendant you still have certain rights. These rights include the right to appeal your conviction and/or sentence and have an appellate court review your case. An … Continue reading

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A criminal conviction has serious and lasting consequences for a person accused of a serious crime. Many convictions are based on circumstantial and incomplete evidence. In some cases, evidence discovered after trial may serve to prove a defendant’s innocence, or … Continue reading

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