Criminal Law

What is the statute of limitations for a criminal charge, is it different for a misdemeanor or felony offense, what are the exceptions, and what's the difference between the statute of limitations...

What conduct may cause a person to be charged with the crimes of assault or battery, and what is aggravated battery.

What is sex trafficking, how does it occur, and why it remains a problem within the United States.

What offenses can trigger criminal charges for domestic violence, how do domestic violence charges differ from other battery charges, and what are the consequences of a domestic violence charge or...

What is false imprisonment, or unlawful detention, and what are a person's rights and remedies if they are unlawfully detained or imprisoned by another person or by the government.

How does entrapment work as a defense to criminal charges, and what are the elements of the entrapment defense.

What are the crimes of sexual assault and rape, and what happens in a criminal prosecution for a sexual assault case.

What are the basic differences between jails, the local facilities that hold people who are awaiting trial or sentenced to shorter terms of incarceration, and prisons, the facilities that hold...

What is the legal basis for sending a civil demand letter to a person who is caught shoplifting, and what happens after you get a letter.

There is a conflict between federal and some state laws regarding the use of marijuana. While 18 states legalize the limited use of marijuana, federal law is completely against it.

What is meant by the insanity defense, and how does it work in a criminal case.

What is meant by a defendant's having the right to a speedy trial.

What is a pardon, and how do you seek executive clemency following a criminal conviction, whether in the form of pardon or executive clemency.

How automobile event data recorder (EDR) data has been used in court, and how data from such an "automobile black box" may potentially be misleading.

Important differences between the prosecution of juvenile offenders and the prosecution of adults.

Defining misdemeanor criminal charges and their consequences, and what is meant by a misdemeanor class or level.

What is shoplifting, and what are the consequences of getting caught shoplifting.

The process of posting bail or a bond after an arrest, how bail is set and paid, and what happens if you fail to appear in court after being released on bail.

What must store employees observe before they can stop a patron for suspected shoplifting, and what consequences may result if they fail to follow best practices.

Protections against warrantless and unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

A retired police lieutenant describes the investigation of serial murder cases.

What is a writ of habeas corpus, and how to petition a court for habeas corpus relief.

Describing identity theft, how identity thieves operate, and how identity theft can affect an individual or business.

Tips for protecting your identity and keeping your financial information secure.

What to do if you discover that your identity has been stolen and that somebody may be using your credit or opening accounts using your personal information.

The consequences of using an illegal cable descrambler, including possible penalties for possession or use of an illegal descrambler.

Introducing the legal and illegal use of smart cards and smart card readers.

Distinguishing vehicle arson cases from accidental fires.

When are the police permitted to stop and temporarily detain you, and what are your legal rights when stopped.

Tips to help you find and hire a good criminal defense attorney.

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