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Is self-defense always a valid defense to criminal charges? How do prosecutors prove criminal intent? This section answers these questions and takes an in-depth look at the use of fingerprints, DNA, and lie detector tests in criminal cases.
Using a Private Criminal Defense Attorney
Defendants who do not qualify for the public defender or panel attorney will need to find and hire their own. Learn how to conduct a thoughtful search, and how private attorneys bill for their services.
Representing Yourself in a Criminal Case
It's rarely a good idea to represent yourself in a criminal case, especially when jail time or prison is a possibility if you lose. Learn about self-representation and when it might make sense to be your own lawyer.