Question by  Carol37 (569)

How can you compare two legal cases that involve the same type of crime?

I need to show how the courts ruled on a legal case similar to the one that I am involved in.


Answer by  patti (29325)

You compare cases by showing their likenesses to the extent that one case serves as an example or precedent for the next. On the other hand, pointing out the differences in the two cases makes an argument for how the principle of the first does not apply to the second. It's merely an exercise in compare and contrast.


Answer by  CarlSCansino (464)

What you are doing is attempting to show the court a precedent. Cases which have gone up on appeal that tend to support your position may be used in court.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

This would take a great deal of research. It's good if you can find similar cases, document it, and present it to your attorney. If you are very astute, you can present this to the court, but be aware, even if the outcome of the case is similar, a lot that went on to get there may be very different.

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