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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  • Is Graffiti Art Legal Under the First Amendment?
      by HG.org

    Many cities around the US deal with the problem of graffiti art everyday. Sometimes it may be a name, a threat, an image, a symbol, or a brilliant canvas of the graffiti artist's imagination. Whatever the case, it usually involves painting something on someone else's property. So, whose rights should win out? The artist's right to free speech or the property owner's right to the quiet use and enjoyment of their own property?

  • What is an Involuntary Civil Commitment?
      by HG.org

    Most people are familiar with the concept of a criminal commitment (i.e. a prison or jail sentence). But not everyone has heard of the concept of an involuntary civil commitment. So, what is this, how does it fit into the American legal structure, and when is it used?

  • What Can I Do About a Stalker?
      by HG.org

    Sometimes, infatuation can turn into something more dangerous. A person may have such a strong connection in their mind to someone else, even if they have never met them in person, that they can being to act very irrationally. When that person crosses a line, he or she may become a stalker. So, what can one do about a stalker?

  • Defenses to Eyewitness Testimony in Criminal Cases
      by HG.org

    Hearing that there is an eyewitness to a crime can cause a great degree of apprehension in a criminal case. However, there are several ways that a criminal defense lawyer can challenge such eyewitness testimony.

  • What Are Miranda Rights?
      by HG.org

    Anyone who has watched an American crime show (and even some in other countries) probably have heard someone “read their rights.” But, what are these, why do police always say them, and how do they work?

  • Are Cults Legal?
      by HG.org

    It seems like every year another cult ends up in the media, having amassed weapons, engaged in child sex crimes, or after killing or abducting someone. This has led many to ask how cults remain legal in the United States.

  • When Is It Okay to Shoot Someone?
      by HG.org

    The use of deadly force is an extremely sobering event. Despite dozens of expressions that joke about shooting somebody, choosing whether or not to actually use potentially lethal levels of violence against someone is no laughing matter. If you need to make this decision, it is important to understand when it is okay to take such action and when it is not.

  • Dos and Don’ts after Being Arrested
      by HG.org

    Some of the most critical mistakes in a criminal case occur after a suspect is arrested. Here is a list of things to do and not to do if you find yourself in this predicament.

  • When Do I Need a Lawyer?
      by HG.org

    With a variety of self-help forms and resources available to individuals today, it may be tempting to attempt to do legal work yourself and avoid the often expensive endeavor of having to hire a lawyer. However, many tasks are better suited for a professional.

  • New Scam from Phone Number (425) 206-5635 Regarding Government Grants $9,000
      by HG.org

    We just received a phone call from a scammer informing us that we were entitled to $9,000 of Government Grants.


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