Criminal Law

Information about child protection alert systems, specifically Amber alerts and Code Adam alerts, and how they work.

Information about community notification laws for convicted sex offenders.

Information about pardons, expungements and sealing, and how they affect a criminal record.

How to find a qualified federal criminal defense attorney and work effectively with your attorney during a federal criminal prosecution.

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, and how to avoid and resolve problems that may arise during your criminal case.

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

White collar crimes include nonviolent financial crimes committed by business professionals and government employees, can carry significant financial penalties and may result in criminal...

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, when plea bargains are available, and the role of plea bargaining in the criminal justice system.

What happens during the trial of a criminal case, including a bench or jury trial, from jury selection and instruction through openings, presentation of evidence, closings and verdict.

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, and your rights when facing an asset forfeiture proceeding.

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

Describing the rights that are afforded to crime victims.

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.