Learn what comes with a guilty finding. You might be surprised to find out that it is more than a question of jail.
A little work on your part might just keep you out of jail. Read here to find out how.
In light of the tragic shooting that took place this weekend in Arizona, it seems fitting to devote a few words here to some of the legal issues surrounding the incident.
Say no to breathalyzer, get stuck with a needle right there on the side of the road.
The first piece of advice is, of course, don’t drive drunk. But read here to see what to do if you are pulled over and suspected of driving under the influence.
The re are a few exceptions to the rule that you should never talk to the police. Read her to learn what they are.
When you need a lawyer, how do you know that you have found a good one?
Here is a short checklist of things to look for.
Oklahoma just voted to amend their Constitution to forbid any use of Sharia law in State court. How does this affect criminal prosecutions? Read here to learn some of the potential implications.
Freedom of speech doesn’t mean you can say anything you want. Some speech can land you in jail.
Everyone thinks they would rather have probation than accept a sentence for committed time; but probation could have you doing more time in the long run.
Even though you have a constitutional right to an attorney, no lawyer is really free.
What do the new cell phone laws across the country have to do with criminal law? I’ll tell you.
The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 is the first step towards the realistic treatment of drug cases in the United States. Read here to learn how this law will change the way Federal Courts sentence persons convicted of drug crimes.
Your Massachusetts criminal history following you around? Maybe not anymore thanks to new legislation signed into law on August 6, 2010.
If you thought that the insanity defense allows people to get out of responsibility for a crime, think again. read here to learn more.
What do you do when the trial in your case is over and the worst possible thing happened—you were found guilty? You may be able to appeal.
Do you really want a jury? Would it be better to just go in front of a judge? What are the options and considerations.
Last week you learned how a jury is empanelled. So, what happens next? Read here to find out more about the ins and outs of a trial.