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False Confessions: Why They Happen

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Why on earth, knowing the potential consequences, would someone confess to a crime they haven’t committed? Would it shock you to find out that 27% of homicide defendants who were later exonerated and listed on the National Registry of Exonerations confessed to the murder they … Read more

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What Is The Felony Murder Rule?

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Friday, September 21, 2018. Intentions are supposed to count for quite a lot in the criminal justice system. The intentions behind an act of violence often make the difference between a charge of manslaughter and murder. That’s why the felony murder rules used to convict many defendants … Read more

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Violent Crime In Rural Areas Is Increasing, Eclipsing City Crime

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Friday, July 13, 2018. People used to think of cities as the place where violent crimes were likely to happen. Today, anyone with any knowledge on the matter knows that rural areas are probably a lot more dangerous than anywhere in a city. These days, cities are … Read more

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Understanding Second-Degree Murder Charges And Defenses

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Friday, June 15, 2018. What exactly is a second-degree murder charge? In the sometimes mysterious world of criminal law, it can be difficult for defendants and their relatives to understand exactly what any charge means. Here’s a basic explanation that can help you better prepare for the … Read more

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Second-Degree Murder: Indifference Could Lead To Prison

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. Any time you hear that someone is accused of murder, it immediately makes you think the worst. There are different kinds of murders, though, and not all are as straightforward as you may believe. A second-degree murder is one that was intentional. It was … Read more

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What Elements Are Necessary To Prove A Murder Charge?

On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in violent crimes on Friday, October 27, 2017. First degree murder is the most serious criminal offense you can be charged with because it can result in the death penalty, or a lifetime sentence in prison. As such, those accused of this crime will want to review the evidence and information … Read more

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