What to Expect at an Arraignment

What to Expect at an Arraignment

The first 72 hours after an arrest are usually the worst—not just because of the long booking period, but for the cloudy area leading up to the arraignment. Oftentimes, individuals arrested and waiting to be booked in jail don’t know what their charges are (or why...
What Does “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” Really Mean?

What Does “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” Really Mean?

Sometimes referred to as “to a moral certainty,” the phrase “beyond a reasonable doubt” is somewhat foggy. To paint a better picture, compare it to the phrase:  “You better be damned sure.” In general, it’s a term meant to portray a tougher...