Criminal Law

Criminal law involves a system of legal rules designed to keep the public safe and deter wrongful conduct. Those who violate the law face incarceration, fines, and other penalties. The American criminal justice system is both complex, and adversarial in nature. With the exception of minor traffic violations, accused individuals will require the assistance of an attorney.

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  • When Should I Call the Police?
      by HG.org

    Many people may be hesitant to involve law enforcement in their daily lives. However, there are certain times when the police should be called to help protect citizens and their rights.

  • How to Conduct Yourself During an Arrest

    "You are under arrest!" Will these words ever be directed at you or a loved one? Some criminal arrests are for the types of crime you see on TV. However, a number of arrests are made to maintain public order for DUI, disorderly conduct, and family disputes. It is with these types of trouble that the normally law-abiding citizen is most often involved. If you find yourself the object of a policeman's orders, be aware of the policeman's latitude, as well as of your own legal rights and duties.

  • Can a Lawyer Help with Extradition?
      by HG.org

    Extradition is the process in which one country or state that has possession of a criminal suspect hands him or her over to another country or state. A lawyer may be able to help with this process by fighting extradition or by helping to facilitate it, according to the suspectís wishes and the governing law.

  • Is There a Statute of Limitations for Restitution?
      by HG.org

    Courts sometimes order restitution in order to provide victims of crimes with compensation. Although state law may vary, generally restitution does not have a statute of limitations.

  • How to Get Legal Assistance when the Sheriff Doesn't Assist
      by HG.org

    Question: What can I do if someone kicked in my door, stole my property, took over and the sheriff did not help me?

  • My Father Was Arrested and I Donít Know What to Do
      by HG.org

    Question: My father was arrested for a money laundering case. I learned this through his colleagues. It has been about 21 days and we do not know where he is. What can we do?

  • Federal Arraignment Process
      by HG.org

    When a person is being charged with the commission of a federal crime, he or she usually goes through a federal arraignment process. There are specific guidelines regarding the individualís rights and the procedures that the court must follow.

  • Can Federal Restitution Be Forgiven?
      by HG.org

    Federal restitution may be ordered after a person has committed a crime and the court wishes to compensate the victim for this crime. Based on current law, federal restitution orders not expire until they have been repaid in full. Generally, federal restitution cannot be discharged with bankruptcy.

  • Should I Plead Guilty?
      by HG.org

    Question: Child Protective Services took my kids away, but their father got them back. When I was arrested, the media came over to my house to get the story. Now the Arizona Police Department has a case against me in court. I was appointed a public defender. Yesterday, I met with her and she told me that I have two options: I can go to trial or plead guilty. She advised me to plead guilty.

  • NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation Letters

    A letter from the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation means that you have a potentially serious problem. Do not try to handle this on your own. Consult with an experienced Medicaid fraud lawyer before you meet with the investigators.


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