Criminal Law

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 it 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.

When might the owner or person in control of land or a building be liable for criminal activity or other injury caused by allegedly inadequate security for their premises.

What must store employees observe before they can stop a patron for suspected shoplifting.

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, and how it can affect an individual or business.

An introduction to identity theft and sources of insurance protection.

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

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

The consequences of using an illegal cable descrambler.

Distinguishing vehicle arson cases from accidental fires.

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

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

Information about community notification laws for convicted sex offenders.

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

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

Describing the rights that are afforded to crime victims.

What happens during the trial of a criminal case.

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

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