Differences Between Direct and Circumstantial Evidence

Differences Between Direct and Circumstantial Evidence

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Whether you are on the side of the defense or prosecution during a case, there will be two key forms of evidence that will have to be taken into consideration.   The first is a direct form, one that points directly to the defendant committing the crime or offense in question. The other is circumstantial, a facet that insinuates and infers guilt without overtly being the case.   Now there are moments when the lines between direct and circumstantial evidence can become blurred depending on the case argued by the defense or the prosecution. Whatever is presented before a judge or jury, these instances are discussed and analyzed during a civil or criminal trial to determine an outcome, one that will be guilty or not guilty.   So how are…
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Can You Be Legally Forced To Testify?

Can You Be Legally Forced To Testify?

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In the legal profession, there will be moments when a witness becomes paramount to a case. No matter whether they will be helpful to the defense or the prosecution, the ability to source either an eyewitness or an general witness that can offer significant circumstantial evidence to support one of the arguments is vital for justice to be upheld.   As an extension of this point, there is a need to entice and engage witnesses to attend a court proceeding or a trial and answer these questions from both sides of the court. This is where the capacity to testify becomes all encompassing as it will have a direct impact on the outcome of the case.   However, what is there to stop an individual from refusing their duty to…
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Writing your resume when you have limited legal experience

Writing your resume when you have limited legal experience

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No one is born with work experience and it can be incredibly hard to get. When applying for a job everyone is eager to out forward the work they have done prior, but what if you haven’t? It’s a bit of a catch 22 when it comes to work experience with many companies wanting people to have work experience in order to gain more work experience. You have to start someone so when you have little to no work experience you really need to put your best characteristics forward. You are more than the work you have completed previously as your other skills and personality are equally important when it comes to working in any form as interactions with employees and clients is an important cog in the business mechanism.…
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A case of what could have been

A case of what could have been

Legal history
Australia is known for a lot of things. But one thing that resonates throughout the world about Australia is it the wildlife and nature. All of that could have come crashing down if the Tasmanian government had its way. Tasmania wanted to build a hydroelectric dam across Gordon River. Governments build dams almost everywhere, but the big hurdle that awaited Tasmania was the fact that the Gordon River was a World Heritage site. What the Tasmanian Government didn’t expect was the Federal Government to take such interest in the case and oppose a project that usually has the backing of both the administrative and federal governments. But the Federal government argued that such a travesty could greatly alter the geo-political landscape of the country and will open up the opportunity…
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Crazy Australian Laws Part II

Crazy Australian Laws Part II

Australian Laws
We are sure our previous article peaked your interest when it comes to crazy laws in Australia, and we have stepped things up. We actually found a ton of crazy laws, but we are only putting forward 10 in total. We have covered five already, and we ourselves can’t contain the excitement. Without further ado, here is our finale for the crazy law series. 1. Enlightening How many people does it take to change a light bulb in Australia? Well, only one but that one person needs to be a certified electrician. Talk about buzz kill, but we are all in for letting the authorities take care of the hard issues in life but seriously why does this law even exist? 2. The Dark Arts So you’re a certified tarot…
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Crazy Australian Laws Part I

Crazy Australian Laws Part I

Australian Laws
Australia is a country that needs to be experienced to be understood. And that is the mantra for things that are quintessentially Australian. Australia has some of the weirdest laws, and we have found you some of the craziest laws you will ever find. We have split our finds into two articles. Read both parts to have a joy ride like no other, at least when it comes to the Australian legal system. 1. 50kg of what? We get it, being in 50 kilos of cocaine is definitely against the law, but Australia has stepped things up when it comes to weird laws. In Western Australia, an individual is breaking the law if he or she possesses 50 kilos and more of potatoes. I mean we totally understand that one…
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Intent before the fact

Intent before the fact

Legal history
One of the most high profile cases in Australian Legal history is the case of the State against five men who were accused of accumulating a ton of bomb-making material along with instructions and layouts which could have deteriorated Australia from within. The curious case that lasted for ten months and took the jury a month to reach a verdict actually had no evidence that directly linked the group to any of the aforementioned activities. The prosecution relied on countless exhibits and hours of surveillance footage along with intercepted phone recordings to put forth their case for the jury. The defence in all respect was solid because the case that was charged against them was on a possibility and not on directly approved guilt. The stage was set for one…
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