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Articles: Criminal Defense
How can I tell whether a lawyer is legitimate?
How Defendants' Mental States Affect Their Responsibility for a Crime
How do courts determine whether police searches of yards and outbuildings are valid?
How do courts determine whether the manner of an arrest was reasonable?
How do I know where to go once I get to court?
How do prosecutors decide whether to file criminal charges?
How Judges Decide to Release You on Your Own Recognizance, or "OR"
How Judges Set Bail
How Plea Bargains Get Made
How Police Get Permission to Conduct a Search
How the Prosecutor Decides Which Cases to Charge
If a crime occurs in two or more states, can each prosecute it?
If I face criminal charges and a civil lawsuit, can I postpone either case?
If I tell someone something I told my lawyer, is it still confidential?
If my roommate tells the cops they can come in, but I tell them they can’t, can they?
If the prosecution dismisses charges after trial has started, can it later refile them?
Illegal Searches and Your Criminal Case
In a criminal case, how much control does the defendant have over strategy?
Invalid Police Searches and the Good Faith Exception
Is a court reporter always present during a criminal case?
Is a traffic stop an “arrest” within the meaning of Miranda?
Is Self-Representation in a Criminal Case Ever a Good Idea?
Juvenile Court Sentencing Options
Juvenile Court: An Overview
Juvenile Delinquency: What Happens in a Juvenile Case?
Juvenile Law: Status Offenses
Killing Animals for Religion or Food
Learning the Sentence for the Charged Crime
Lie Detector and Polygraph Tests: Are They Reliable?
Limits to How Much Bail the Judge Can Require
Living With Your Probation
Miranda and Involuntary Confessions
Miranda Rights: What Happens If Police Don't 'Read Your Rights'
Murder vs. Manslaughter
Negotiating Before Arraignment and Pleading Guilty at the Arraignment
Ninth Circuit: Anti-Gay Laws Presumed Unconstitutional Under DOMA Decision
Open Container Violations
Organized Dog Fighting
Paying a Private Criminal Defense Attorney
Phone Conversations With the Police May Not Be Protected Under Miranda
Plead or Go to Trial: Who Decides? How to Decide?
Pleading Guilty While Saying You're Innocent
Pleading Guilty: What Happens in Court
Police Conduct and Emotional Distress
Police Searches After an Arrest: Scope and Intensity
Police Searches and Improperly Issued Warrants
Privileged Information at Trial: Spousal Privileges for Same-Sex Couples
Probation Search Conditions
Questioning After Claiming Miranda
Questioning Suspects in Custody: The Miranda Rule
Rape and Statutory Rape
Rape Shield Laws: Protecting Sex-Crime Victims
Really Alternative Sentences
Representing a Client Who 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 Businesses and Subsequent Searches by Police
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
Should a lawyer involve the client in important decisions?
State vs. Federal Prosecution
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
Traffic Stops Based on Officer Mistakes
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 cases does the U.S. Supreme Court hear?
What do bailiffs do?
What do court reporters do?
What do courtroom clerks do?
What do judges actually do?
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