This week on The Defender’s Voice, we discuss shoplifting addiction and recovery, the U.S. hitting a record number of criminal exonerations in 2013, and whether police officers can arrest someone if they didn’t see the crime committed.
Expert Advice on Shoplifting Addiction & Recovery
Mr. Terrence Shulman from the Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending, & Hoarding gives some expert input on shoplifting addiction and recovery options. Among the topics covered include why people shoplift, why they become addicted to the behavior, and how they can overcome their issues. Read the full blog here: http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/2014/02/03/expert-advice-on-shoplifting-addiction-recovery/
Record Number of Criminal Exonerations in 2013, Report Shows
A joint report by the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University School of Law and the University of Michigan Law School shows a record number of criminal exonerations in the United States during the year 2013. 87 people were cleared of crimes they did not commit, but may have pled guilty to in response to aggressive and threatening tactics by police and prosecutors. Read the full post here: http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/2014/02/04/record-number-of-criminal-exonerations-in-2013-report-shows/
Can a police officer arrest me in Arizona, even if they didn't see the crime occur?
What happens when an alleged victim or witness lies to the police and the wrong person is arrested? How can the accused prove statements to be untrue? We answer those questions and more in this post; read the full story here: http://www.jacksonwhitelaw.com/criminal-defense-law/2014/02/07/can-a-police-officer-arrest-me-in-arizona-even-if-they-didnt-see-the-crime-occur/