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This conclusion challenges the idea that good legal representation causes legal problems to vanish. A good attorney may prevent conviction or heavy jail time, but is risking an arrest really worth the gamble? The only way to win this game is not to play; a lesson that someone like Michael Vick might have preferred to know prior to his legal troubles. Examining all the charges together does not produce different results. With all charges, a conviction or plea bargain is the result in 49 percent of the cases and charges are dropped in only 24 percent of the cases.

1 breaks down the 265 charges that Benedict’s research team found. Of the 109 players found to have criminal records, almost all of them had multiple charges, which explains the discrepancy between the numbers. Note as well that when a person is arrested for a crime that transcends numerous laws, the suspect often receives multiple charges. Those charges may be tried individually or combined, or some of them may be thrown out for redundancy. This procedure varies by state, by the amount of evidence that the prosecutors have to support each charge, or by other variables.

367 batting average, and once stole 96 bases in a season. But the fire in his belly that drove him to succeed also drove him to see other players as his enemies in a war. Irritable and belligerent, Cobb fought with fans and players on the opposing team several times during his career. He believed that violence was often justified, as some of his quotations show: The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full of speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes.

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