Criminal Justice Myths & Realities, a Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Exposes the Truth

“Recently, we found an article containing some criminal justice myths and realities. If you or someone you know has been arrested, a knowledgable Raleigh criminal lawyer can help expose the myths so people make the best decisions about their case. In the article posted by the National Council on Crime & Delinquency, author Jesse Lava listed five of the most popular myths below:

The police focus on violent crime

The accused get an adequate defense

The accused get a trial

The punishment fits the crime

Justice is blind (with an emphasis on racial equality)

The first myth is that police primarily focus on violent crime. But Martin Horn, executive director of the Permanent Commission on Sentencing in New York, said that violent crime comprises the smallest percentage of reported incidents. Bonnie Hoffman, a deputy public defender in Loudoun County, Virginia, stated that most offenders are arrested for property crimes and drug-related offenses.”


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