This post is a reprint from the excellent criminal law blog of New York City criminal defense attorney Nathan Burney. This post has picked up a lot of attention, perhaps due to the artwork that accompanies the written text. The post is from Burney's "Illustrated Guide to Criminal Law."
Rather than just linking to the post, we took the pains to reproduce it here. Warning, the post and the art are somewhat dark, but then so is the criminal law.