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Category: False Accusations

Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder is Set Free After 25 Years

Friday, April 11th, 2014  |   No Comments »

It is often because of DNA evidence that wrongfully-convicted people are released from prison.  However, as the following New York Times story demonstrates, that is not always the case.

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD

April 8, 2014

A timeworn phone bill from a

Florida Cases Where Jurors Were Allowed to Hear Evidence of Previous False Accusations

Thursday, March 5th, 2009  |   No Comments »

          On February 23, 2009, I posted an article on this site entitled Why Florida Jurors Are Rarely Allowed to Hear Evidence of Previous False Accusations.  In that article, I discussed two Florida cases, Pantoja v. State of

Why Florida Jurors Are Rarely Allowed to Hear Evidence of Previous False Accusations

Monday, February 23rd, 2009  |   No Comments »

          In many criminal cases, the evidence presented at trial boils down to one witness accusing the person on trial of committing an illegal act.  For example, in some rape cases, the prosecution’s main evidence consists of the alleged rape…

False Accusations and Self-Inflicted Injuries

Monday, March 31st, 2008  |   No Comments »

The Fall 2007 edition of the Florida Defender, a publication of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, contains an article entitled "False Allegations of Sexual Assault:  Why Do People Lie?" 

In that article, the authors make the…

Jury Gets Scam Case Involving Millions

Sunday, December 9th, 2007  |   No Comments »

FORT PIERCE — A jury deliberated for more than four hours Wednesday and will return today to mull the fate of two men accused of orchestrating a complex scheme that prosecutors say defrauded elderly investors out of millions of dollars.…

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