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Articles: Criminal Defense
Representing a Client Whom the Lawyer Thinks Is Guilty
Representing Yourself at Arraignment
Resisting Arrest When Police Use Excessive Force
Scientific Research and Animal Cruelty Laws
Sealing Juvenile Court Records
Search and Seizure Basics
Search Warrants and Probable Cause
Search Warrants: What They Are and When They're Necessary
Searches by Private Citizens
Searching Passengers and Their Belongings
Searching Your Home After an Arrest
Sentencing Alternatives: Prison, Probation, Fines, and Community Service
Sex Offender Databases: Getting Your Name off if Your Acts Are Now Legal
Statements Obtained When Police Violate Miranda: Can They Be Used Against You?
Stopping and Questioning People on the Street
Suing the Police for Excessive Force
Taser Lawsuits Against the Police
Testifying Before a Grand Jury
The "Standard Deal": Whether It Exists and How to Get It
The Basics of a Plea Bargain
The Benefits of a Plea Bargain
The Booking Question Exception to Miranda
The Difference Between a Police "Search" and a "Frisk"
The Difference Between a Preliminary Hearing and a Trial
The Difference Between Grand Theft and Petty Theft
The Meaning of "Cruel and Unusual Punishment"
The Public Defender in a Criminal Case
Theft and Shoplifting Crimes
Underage Drinking and Minor-in-Possession Laws
Understanding Search and Seizure Law
Using the Defendant’s Post-Custody but Pre-Miranda Silence Against Him
Violating Conditions of O.R.
Warrant Execution and Unreasonable Police Behavior
What Happens at Sentencing
What Happens During Booking?
What is an alibi?
What Is an Arrest?
What is entrapment?
What to Do If You Suspect Mistreatment of a Dog
What to Look for in a Private Criminal Defense Attorney
When and How to Invoke Your Right to Silence
When Can Police Set Up Roadblocks?
When Juveniles Are Tried in Adult Criminal Court
When Police May Stop Someone on the Street
When the Police Can Make an Arrest: Probable Cause
When to Answer a Police Officer's Questions
Where do the police have a "right" to be and search?
Why Judges and Prosecutors Engage in Plea Bargaining
Why Judges Order Defendants to Jail or Prison
Why Prosecutors Choose Grand Juries Instead of Preliminary Hearings
Will You Get in Trouble for Selling Counterfeit Goods?
Winning at a Preliminary Hearing
Working with a Criminal Lawyer While Representing Yourself
Your Lawyer’s Duty to Keep Things Confidential
Your Presentence Report and How to Improve It
Your Right to Represent Yourself in a Criminal Case
Your Rights During Booking
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