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Do criminals ever get off because the police or investigators screwed up some paperwork?

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  • 2 months ago

    Not in my case.... Usually not

  • 2 months ago

    Many times.           

  • blank
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It has happened from time to time.

  • 2 months ago

    Unfortunately they do but it is even more common for a prosecutor to give them a plea deal when they should go to trial.

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, that happens. The classic example is when Ernesto Miranda wasn't read his rights and they dismissed the case and he had to go to trial again.

    I find EdWinter's comment interesting but not believable. Jury duty is not that common so sitting on several juries would be very unlikely, especially since once the prosecutor saw he was involved in a "not guilty" verdict he would never make it past voir dire. 

  • 2 months ago

    Yes, son, they do. Punks not caught red-handed who can afford a half-way decent lawyer have an excellent chance of walking. I've sat on enough juries to assure you of this fact.

  • 2 months ago

    uhh yea all the time, do you even know who OJ simpson is?

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