Criminal Defense Guide

A criminal trial can be very difficult to navigate. Usually, a person accused of a crime should hire a criminal defense lawyer to help them with their case. In this comprehensive guide to a criminal defense case learn how a criminal case works from start to finish. Discover more about the different types of criminal charges, what laws govern law enforcement officers, when you should hire a lawyer, and how bail and probation laws work.

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  • ContentWhat is Criminal Defense Law?

    Criminal defense law consists of the legal protections afforded to people who have been accused of committing a crime. Law enforcement agencies and government prosecutors have extensive resources at their disposal. Without adequate protections for the accused, the balance of power within the justice system would become skewed in favor of the government. As it is, fair treatment for criminal defendants often depends as much upon the skill of their defense attorney as it does the substantive protections contained in the law.

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  • ContentTypes of Criminal Charges

    A criminal charge is a formal claim by the government that someone has committed a criminal act against the community. An individual can be charged with a felony, misdemeanor, or a summary offense. Each crime has its own set of elements which define how it should be charged.

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  • ContentCriminal Trial Process

    Every defendant in the United States has the constitutional right to a fair trial. However, criminal trials can be complicated, drawn out, and hard to navigate. When entering a criminal trial, it is important to understand how your case might move through the court system.

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  • ContentEvidence and Witness Testimony Law in a Criminal Trial

    Witness testimony and evidence are two of the most important aspects of any criminal trial. There are a lot of laws governing the use of these tools in court. In this guide, learn what evidence is admissible in court, how to convince a witness to testify, and what happens if a witness commits perjury.

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  • ContentSentencing Laws and Guidelines

    Sentencing laws vary depending on the crime, severity of the crime, past convictions, and where the crime was committed. Learn more about sentencing laws and plea bargain guidelines in a criminal case.

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  • ContentGuide to Bail and Probation Laws

    Probation, bail and parole allow convicted criminals to be released from prison early while still following strict guidelines outside of the prison. This guide discusses how probation and parole work, what happens after a violation of probation, and how bail is set.

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  • ContentGuide to Self Defense Laws

    Understand what are the Self Defense Laws and their charges. What are the sentencing laws and appeals and how a lawyer can help you.

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  • ContentCults and the Criminal Justice System

    When someone with a fragile mind seeks fulfillment within a cult is then harmed by the cult, he or she could seek legal routes for assistance. However, this person must know that he or she is capable of breaking away from these organizations. Finding something else to believe in and place his or her faith in is important. If the individual has an addictive personality, this could prove difficult for him or her to retain a sense of reason. However, for those that have the capacity to learn from mistakes, officers may be sought to break away and attempt to move on from these situations.

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  • ContentDefenses and Appeals

    When a person is facing serious criminal charges, he or she needs to have a strong defense. In most cases a criminal defense lawyer will help to create a solid defense or to help build an appeal case after a conviction.

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  • ContentCommon Consequences of a Conviction

    There are many possible consequences after being convicted of a crime. Becoming a convicted felon will have a lasting impact on a person’s life. From losing the right to vote, having to wear an ankle monitor and possible employment consequences, learn more here.

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  • ContentJuvenile Offenses and the Law

    This guide covers juvenile offenses and the justice system, juvenile detention centers, miranda rights, first offender program, juvenile detention and how a lawyer can help you with your case.

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  • ContentHow Can A Criminal Lawyer Help You?

    A good criminal defense lawyer is very important in any criminal case. He or she will speak in the client’s defense and will be able to assist when building a successful case. It is essential to choose a criminal defense lawyer who has experience and a good track record.

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