Jane Rydholm

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

What's the difference between duress and necessity?
Duress and necessity are both affirmative defenses, but what are the differences between these two defenses?
Eligibility for Parole
A prisoner's parole eligibility date is getting closer. Does that approaching date mean that person will be released soon?
The Defense of Duress
In criminal law, actions may sometimes be excused if the actor is able to establish a defense called duress.
The Public Safety Exception to Miranda
We know that a police officer must give the
Miranda: The Meaning of Custodial Interrogation
Movies and television shows commonly portray police officers arresting and handcuffing suspects, reading them their
What is malice?
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.