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Understanding the Criminal Trial Process

Most criminal trials follow a uniform set of procedures.

Your Rights in Arrests and Interrogations – Frequently Asked Questions

Bail FAQ at Jackson Law

What it means to post bail, how to pay for it, and what to do if you can’t.

Understanding Bail: Your Key to Pretrial Release

What you need to know about bail — what it is, how it’s set, and how to pay it.

Strategies for Defense in Criminal Cases

Here are a handful of defenses a defendant can use to get off the hook.

Understanding Criminal Procedure – FAQs

Understanding Criminal Accomplices and Co-Conspirators

Anyone who intentionally participates in a crime or helps a criminal before or after the crime may be held responsible for it.

Understanding Your Rights: Domestic Violence and Civil Lawsuits

Information to help you take legal action against your abuser.

Domestic Violence: A Guide to Taking Action

Suggestions to help you stop domestic violence.

Understanding the Significance of Defendants’ Mental State in Criminal Responsibility

What a defendant intended to do can affect whether a crime has occurred.

Understanding the Criminal Charging Process

Learn how police officers and prosecutors initiate criminal cases.

Understanding Sentencing: Your Questions Answered

Frequently Asked Questions on Identity Theft

Know Your Rights: A Guide to Police Encounters

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.

Understanding Defendants’ Rights in Criminal Proceedings

The Bill of Rights promises fair treatment for criminal defendants.

Understanding the Legitimacy of Arrests: A Jackson Law Guide

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

The Veracity of Lie Detector Tests

Learn how polygraph tests work, as well as what supporters and detractors have to say about them.

Understanding Your Rights During Police Interrogations – A Guide by Jackson Law

What really happens if the police fail to read a suspect his rights.

What To Do When Approached by Police for Pre-Arrest Questioning

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.

Understanding Search Warrants: Definitions, Requirements, and Limitations

Learn when police officers must obtain a warrant before they search your home or other property.

Searches and Seizures: Your Questions Answered

Navigating the Complexities of Search and Seizure Law

Learn when the government can invade your privacy to hunt for evidence of a crime.

Understanding Domestic Violence: A Comprehensive Overview

Knowing the definition of domestic violence can help you take action against it.

Understanding Criminal Law: The Basics

There are two fundamentally different types of court cases — criminal and civil. Here’s how to tell the difference.

Understanding Juvenile Crime and Court Procedures

When minors are eligible for juvenile court, and what to expect in juvenile court.

Understanding the Foundations of Criminal Defense

How federal and state constitutions, legislatures and courts protect the rights of criminal defendants.

The Implications of Standing Firm Against Search and Seizure

A recent Supreme Court decision encourages you to stand your ground if you’re stopped by police.

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