Reasonable Doubt Blog


Court Recommends Three-Month Suspension for California Prosecutor

Court Recommends Three-Month Suspension for California Prosecutor

It’s possible that prosecutor Andrew Ganz will have his license to practice law suspended for three months, based on a recommendation by State Bar Court of California Judge Pat McElroy after Ganz was found guilty of prosecutorial misconduct.
The State Bar of California not only...

Cutting Prison Time Doesn’t Reduce Recidivism

Cutting Prison Time Doesn’t Reduce Recidivism

We send people to prison to punish them and hopefully have them learn their lesson. But is there a limit to the cost-benefit ratio when it comes to locking people up? According to a new study, reducing the average federal prisoner’s length of stay by less than one year could save taxpayers...

After Felony Charges Dropped, Avenatti Believes in The Rule of Law

After Felony Charges Dropped, Avenatti Believes in The Rule of Law

Hundreds of thousands of people are hit with false domestic violence accusations every year. When the accused is a celebrity, in this case, one with only two degrees of separation from the U.S. president, things can get really complicated.
Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing the...


New York Creates Commission to Investigate Prosecutorial Misconduct

New York Creates Commission to Investigate Prosecutorial Misconduct

Our criminal justice system suffers from an epidemic of wrongful convictions which come to us compliments of dirty cops and dirty prosecutors. Misconduct by law enforcement is usually at play when innocent men and women are convicted of crimes they didn’t commit.
According to the...


Kansas Prison Taping Case May Involve More Than 1,000 Lawyers

Kansas Prison Taping Case May Involve More Than 1,000 Lawyers

Attorney-client privilege is part of the foundation of our criminal justice system. Inmates and their attorneys don’t expect that prison authorities will listen in on and record their private conversations, but that is what may have happened in Kansas.
In late September 2018, U.S....

Feds Can Take Years to File Charges Against Cops

Feds Can Take Years to File Charges Against Cops

When Eric Garner died in 2014 after a New York City Police Department officer put him in a chokehold, the news went viral. He’d been accused of the heinous crime of selling single cigarettes. Garner told the NYPD officers who came to arrest him that he wasn’t selling cigarettes and was...

Police Using Victim’s Right Law to Evade Identification

Police Using Victim’s Right Law to Evade Identification

In 1983, Marsy Nicholas, a student at the University of California Santa Barbara, was stalked and killed by a former boyfriend. Just one week later, her mother was in a grocery store – right after visiting Marsy’s grave – and came face-to-face with her daughter’s...

U.S. Cops Charged with Over 400 Rapes in Nine Years

U.S. Cops Charged with Over 400 Rapes in Nine Years

Between 2005 and 2014, police officers in the United States were charged with committing 405 rapes. Let that appalling number sink in. What’s worse is that these are just the incidents that were reported and charged. The true number of rapes is most certainly far higher than that. Think about...