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Articles By Editors of Nolo

Fingerprint Evidence in Criminal Cases
Fingerprint evidence, although sometimes not as high-profile as other high-tech crime-solving methods like DNA typing, is still v
Dealing With Police During Traffic Stops: What to Do If You Are Pulled Over
When a police officer begins to pull you over, what you do and say during a traffic stop can have a huge effect.
Special Issues in Late-Life Divorce
Late-life divorce means having to take into account issues that you might not have considered in an earlier divorce. Topics such as health care, retirement, and the needs of adult children all warrant close attention.
Wrongful Termination: How Much Compensation Can I Expect, and What Will a Lawyer Cost?
If you believe you were fired for an illegal reason, you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth it to file a claim or lawsuit for wrongful termination. No doubt, you have a lot of other questions as well. What are your chances of getting compensated for your losses (or “damages”)? Can you tilt
Do I Need an Attorney to Make My Estate Plan?
Find out whether you should hire a lawyer to make a will, a living trust, and other estate planning documents, or whether you can do it yourself.
Retirement Plan FAQ
Quick answers to common questions about retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, IRAs, Keoghs and SEPs.
What Happens During an Asylum Interview
What and who to bring to your interview at a U.S. Asylum Office, who you'll meet, and what will occur.
Appeals and the Writ of Habeas Corpus FAQ
Criminal defendants who think they've been wrongfully convicted of a crime have a number of options: appeals, writs, and habeas corpus.
Green Card Through Cancellation of Removal (Non-LPR): Who Qualifies?
If you've lived in the U.S. for ten years, have good moral character, and meet other requirements, you might be able to defend against deportation and receive a green card.
Criminal Trial Procedures: An Overview
The many rituals followed in criminal trials have developed over centuries. America's common law heritage makes it possible for all states and the federal government to follow a largely uniform set of trial procedures, from jury selection to sentencing. Here are explanations of most of the things that will happen at a trial, in the order in which they occur, including jury selection, opening statements, cross-examination, motions to dismiss, and jury instructions.