Articles & FAQs
Most criminal trials follow a uniform set of procedures.
What it means to post bail, how to pay for it, and what to do if you can’t.
What you need to know about bail — what it is, how it’s set, and how to pay it.
Here are a handful of defenses a defendant can use to get off the hook.
Anyone who intentionally participates in a crime or helps a criminal before or after the crime may be held responsible for it.
Information to help you take legal action against your abuser.
Suggestions to help you stop domestic violence.
What a defendant intended to do can affect whether a crime has occurred.
Learn how police officers and prosecutors initiate criminal cases.
If a police officer wants to stop and question you, whether or not you must comply depends on the circumstances and the reasons the officer has for questioning you. This section explores some of the common questions people have about their rights and responsibilities when approached by a law enforcement officer.
The Bill of Rights promises fair treatment for criminal defendants.
Learn when the police are permitted to make an arrest — and how to tell if an arrest has actually taken place.
Understanding Landlord Responsibilities: A Comprehensive FAQ on Preventing Crime and Ensuring Safety
Learn how polygraph tests work, as well as what supporters and detractors have to say about them.
What really happens if the police fail to read a suspect his rights.
If you haven’t been arrested, but a police officer wants to question you about a crime, what should you do? Here are some tips.
Learn about different types of scientific evidence and how such evidence may be used in court.
Learn when police officers must obtain a warrant before they search your home or other property.
Learn when the government can invade your privacy to hunt for evidence of a crime.
Knowing the definition of domestic violence can help you take action against it.
There are two fundamentally different types of court cases — criminal and civil. Here’s how to tell the difference.
When minors are eligible for juvenile court, and what to expect in juvenile court.
How federal and state constitutions, legislatures and courts protect the rights of criminal defendants.
A recent Supreme Court decision encourages you to stand your ground if you’re stopped by police.
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