Criminal Law

Information about child protection alert systems and how they work.

Information about community notification laws for convicted sex offenders.

Describing the rights that are afforded to crime victims.

How are criminal charges filed and what happens during a criminal prosecution?

How to get the most out of your relationship with your criminal defense lawyer.

How to work effectively with a federal criminal defense attorney.

When do the police have to read you your Miranda rights, and what happens if they don't.

Nonviolent financial crimes committed by business professionals and government employees.

How criminal charges are determined and the classification of crimes.

How a criminal prosecution begins and what happens during later court proceedings.

How charge and sentence bargaining work in criminal prosecutions, and their role in the criminal justice system.

What happens during the trial of a criminal case.

What happens in more serious criminal cases in which a defendant is sentenced to prison or parole.

How the criminal appellate process works.

How the government prosecutes and seizes property under criminal or civil forfeiture laws.

Federal constitutional provisions that protect the most important rights of suspects and criminal defendants during the investigation and prosecution of crimes.

Following a defendant's conviction, what happens at the sentencing hearing for less serious criminal charges.

Information about depression and violent conduct by young people.