Plea bargain process can lead to false admission of guilt: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about a serious problem within the criminal justice system: potentially unjust holes in the plea bargain process. Most Wisconsin residents would never dream of pleading guilty to a crime they didn’t commit, unless they felt they had little choice. Many wrongfully accused defendants feel compelled to take plea […]

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Plea bargain process can lead to false admission of guilt: Part I

If you were facing criminal charges for a crime you did not commit, would you ever choose to plead guilty? Of course you wouldn’t. Most people find that question to be ridiculous, until or unless they find themselves wrongfully accused of a crime. We recently wrote about a new database highlighting the occurrence of thousands of […]

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Supreme Court broadens the rights of criminal defendants

We often write about the ways in which the legal system constrains the rights of criminal defendants. However, those who are forced to mount a criminal defense received more protections rather than fewer in a recent Supreme Court ruling. The Court held that the Constitution protects the rights of defendants to have effective legal counsel […]

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