Appearing nerdy can help criminal defendants – just don’t overdo it

About a year ago, we posted about an interesting courtroom tactic that some criminal defendants are engaging in. To make themselves appear smarter and less threatening to a jury, some defendants are wearing non-prescription glasses during the trial, even if they don’t wear lenses or contacts otherwise. Referred to as the “nerd defense,” studies have […]

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Criminal charges can cause damage even after acquittal

In the age of the internet and national media, being accused of a crime can be just as damaging as being convicted of one. We have posted many times about the damages which result from wrongful convictions, but even wrongful accusations can seriously impair a person’s reputation and job prospects. Even when a person is […]

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