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Who Can Override a Power of Attorney?

If you have a power of attorney (POA), it’s essential to know who can override it. In this post, we’ll look at the people or entities who can step in and make

Treason vs. Sedition: What Are the Differences?

The terms “treason” and “sedition” are often used interchangeably, but they actually have different meanings. Treason is a federal crime that consists of acts against the United States government, while sedition is

How to Find Old Homicide Cases

Do you have an interest in learning more about homicide cases from the past? If so, you’ll want to check out this guide on how to find old homicide cases. We’ll provide

What Is Entrapment?

Entrapment is a terrible issue, and while the police are expected to serve and protect citizens, some claim police officers have entrapped them. Entrapment may sound simple, but it’s not, and there

What Is the Fourth Amendment?

In the United States of America, everyone has the right not to have their goods or personal materials searched or seized without probable cause. Did you know that this is a violation

The 14th Amendment Explained

The 14th amendment is a constitutional amendment that defines citizenship, equal protection and due process for all people in the United States. These rights are given to anyone who lives on American

Living Will – The Pros & Cons You Need to Know

Medical situations happen unexpectedly, and unfortunately, many of us could face a medical emergency someday. However, in some medical emergencies, patients cannot declare to their loved ones or doctors what treatments they

What Does It Mean to Be Acquitted? 

What is an acquittal? In criminal law, an acquittal means that the accused is free from the charge and it occurs in a criminal case where a defendant is found not guilty

Double Jeopardy Law

You may have heard about the double jeopardy law by watching crime and justice shows like Law & Order, but perhaps you may not know how it works in the real world.

What Is Jury Nullification?

Jurors not only can determine whether someone is innocent or guilty of a crime, but they also have the power to determine whether the law under which an individual is being prosecuted

The Exclusionary Rule

The United States Constitution was drafted to protect some of the very freedoms that we enjoy today. In this article, we will take a look at one of the legal rules based

What Is Duress?

Learn how duress is applied in contract and criminal law, what elements are necessary to prove it, and how coercion differs.

Housing for Felons

From participating in the Section 8 housing program to protections against discrimination of individuals with felony criminal records, learn more about housing for felons in this entry.

What Can You Do If a Judge Is Unfair?

One of the mains goals of the U.S. legal system is to treat everyone with fairness and equality. Unfortunately, several factors can impact this goal, resulting in a less-than-fair situation. One of

How to Sue an Apartment Complex

From blasting music late at night to something as simply frustrating as not cleaning out the lint trap in the laundry room, living with a bad neighbor or two while living in

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