Most everyone has heard of the standard of proof in a criminal prosecution, “beyond a reasonable doubt.” It is the highest standard of proof in our legal system. It was the standard of proof that applied during Adnan Syed’s trial. The State was tasked with persuading the jury that Mr. Syed was guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt and Mr. Syed was presumed innocent until the State satisfied its burden of proof. […]
I recently offered to try and answer questions on twitter regarding the post conviction proceedings in Adnan Syed’s case. I thought it might be helpful to answer some of the questions on my blog and provide some legal background. I’m going to try and do this in multiple posts to make the information easier to digest and to keep you from glazing over. As a caveat, I have not been present for the multi-day hearing and I’m not totally informed on the evidence that has come out in court, but as most of you know- there is some fantastic coverage out there. I’ve particularly enjoyed the coverage on the Frisky. […]
Post Conviction in Maryland. What it is and what it isn’t.
Post convictions are lost far more often than they are won. Your post conviction is your last guaranteed opportunity to appear before a judge. Consult with an experienced attorney. Call Erica J. Suter at 301.880.7118. Collect calls accepted. firstname.lastname@example.org […]