At every step of the criminal process, a person suspected or accused of a crime has certain fundamental rights - such as the right to a lawyer and the right to a speedy trial. Upholding these rights ensures a balance between the government's interest in punishing wrongdoers and the basic need to protect individual freedoms that form the foundation of a democratic society. The articles in this section of the KnowledgeBase have been submitted by attorneys to help familiarize you with the multitude of statutes, cases and constitutional provisions that govern the criminal justice system.
- Texas taking steps toward domestic violence registry
Provided by: John M. Petruzzi, Attorney at Law
Texas may require those convicted of three or more crimes of domestic violence to sign a registry within the state. Read More »
- Even overturned convictions can harm your future without the right help
Provided by: Rose & Rose
Learn more about the type of legal help you need if you have to appeal a criminal conviction. Read More »
- Will the U.S. lower permitted blood alcohol content levels for drivers?
Provided by: Cochran and Chhabra, LLC
The NTSB is recommending lowering legal blood alcohol content levels across the nation. In Maryland, underage drinkers are already subject to fines for a .02 BAC and drivers of any age for a .04 BAC. Read More »
- Embezzlement In North Carolina Can Get You In Criminal Trouble With The State Or The Feds
Provided by: Roberts Law Group, PLLC
Employee theft is a common example of embezzlement, a white collar crime of financial fraud that involves taking the property (merchandise or cash) of your employer and using it for your own personal gain. Read More »
- DUI case brings increased attention to police procedures
Provided by: Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass
Supreme Court case has led law enforcement agencies to reconsider the way that police handle warrantless blood tests. Read More »