Criminal Law

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How Do Criminal Charges Get Dropped?

Not every defendant who faces criminal charges will proceed to trial or a plea. Many cases end up being dismissed by the prosecutor or the court. Generally, the first task for a defence attorney in a criminal case is to determine whether there are any grounds on which the case…

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A History of the Miranda Rights

Anyone who has watched a cop drama on television has probably heard of Miranda Rights. But do you know what they are and where they came from? Miranda Rights are named after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona. Ernesto Miranda was arrested for stealing $8.00 from an…

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Conditional Freedom – How Does Parole Work?

Parole is conditional freedom for a prison inmate. The prisoner (called a “parolee”) gets out from behind bars but must live up to a series of responsibilities. A parolee who doesn’t follow the rules risks going back into custody (prison). This article discusses what parole means and how it generally…

How To Choose a Criminal Lawyer?

A criminal lawyer is a professional in criminal law who intervenes on your behalf to help you win your case in court. Whether the person is a victim or even the perpetrator of a criminal offense, he or she must turn to a lawyer specializing in criminal law at all…