Jane Rydholm is an attorney with experience both in criminal prosecution and defense. A former Assistant Attorney General, she has written numerous criminal appeals. She also regularly teaches university courses in criminal justice. Jane earned her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.
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Articles By Jane Rydholm
Duress and necessity are both affirmative defenses, but what are the differences between these two defenses?
An offender’s parole eligibility date is getting closer. Does that approaching date mean he or she is almost out from behind bars?
In criminal law, actions may sometimes be excused if the actor is able to establish a defense called duress.
We know that a police officer must give the
Movies and television shows commonly portray police officers arresting and handcuffing suspects, reading them their
Each crime has its own set of elements—components that the prosecution must prove in order to establish the defendant’s guilt. Almost all crimes have a mental-state element.