Criminal Articles

Bail Bonds sign chained to a building
The American bail system is based on medieval principles of English common law that have been modified over the centuries. The first major modification...
Handcuffed
If you or someone you know has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, don't make the mistake of thinking it...
Do I Have to Surrender My Car if a Police Officer Demands it?
We’ve all seen them, those movie scenes where a police officer in pursuit of a suspect approaches a car, flashes his badge and tells...
Young man in handcuffs
Most Americans have heard of the concept of the citizen’s arrest though few have ever seen it play out and fewer still have ever...
Judge about to bang gavel on sounding block in the court room
A plea bargain is an agreement between the prosecution and the defense that typically allows the defendant to plead guilty to a lesser offense...
Medical Marijuana Buds on Black Background
In the 1936 film “Reefer Madness” naive teenagers are lured into what is presented as the violent, perverted world of marijuana addiction. Before the...
invisible man standing with folded arms
Every year in the US about 700,000 people are reported missing. Most of them reappear relatively quickly. But on any given day there are...
lady justice
Ryan was still recovering from the bitter divorce that saw him losing almost half of the company he sacrificed so much, including his marriage,...
handcuffs
“Why should I worry about being arrested? I’m a very nice person.” Even law-abiding citizens can have an encounter with an officer. And if there’s...
4 Reasons Police Can Search Your Vehicle Without a Warrant or Permission
The fourth amendment of the United States Constitution protects citizens from unlawful search and seizure, which means you have the right to refuse to...
What Happens After Someone Has Been Arrested by ICE?
If you read the news on any given day, you’re likely to read about different arrests made by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
What’s the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?
If you are like most people, you probably never gave much thought to the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony until you or...

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