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Three Strikes (and You're Out) Laws—Why These Laws Are Bad


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History

In the United States, habitual offender laws, commonly referred to as "three-strikes laws" were first implemented on March 7, 1994, and are part of the Department of Justice Anti-Violence Strategy.  These laws require two previous convictions in order to be applicable and sometimes make life in prison mandatory.  Twenty-eight states have some form of a three-strikes law.  Its purpose is to drastically increase the punishment of those convicted of more than two felonies, but, in some instances, convictions of more than just one criminal offense, not necessarily a felony, will still result in harsher penalties as it does in Washington, D.C.

America the Not-So Beautiful


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The Problem
One can look anywhere in the world where there is money or power, and corruption can be found rearing its ugly head.  This has been the case throughout history.  It is human nature. However, a legal system is possibly the least desirable place for corruption to exist because of the immense power the system wields and, at times, decides who lives and who dies.

How Hiring a Private Investigator Can Help Your Case


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Private investigators provide an array of services that can be very helpful to you when facing a legal problem. Oftentimes, an attorney will solicit the services of a private investigator to help you with a wide variety of legal issues.

Private investigators work independently from attorneys to collect information. Although the two professionals work in different capacities, both are working for the benefit of their mutual client. The private investigator provides the attorney with evidence that can then be used to build the case.

Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution


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Using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can have a variety of benefits, depending on the type of ADR process used and the circumstances of the specific case. Some benefits of ADR are summarized below. In our book, Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor: Understand America's Corrupt Judicial System—Protect Yourself Now and Boost Chances of Winning Cases Later, we discuss ADR options, including mediation and arbitration as a great alternative to typical litigation that plays out in our overcrowded and sometimes inefficient court system.

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