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Category: Criminal Law

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.

How To Report A Scammer To The Police

If you’ve ever been scammed, you may feel hopeless. Scam artists have many tactics up their sleeves, from selling counterfeit goods to stealing your information online. Sadly, the majority of people have

What Does Disposed Mean In A Court Case?

When a case has been disposed, this means it has been closed. Specific reasons for a case being closed can include dismissal, conviction, admission of guilt, among other reasons. Once a case

States With The Death Penalty

Today, there are 29 states with the death penalty – although some currently have a moratorium (a temporary cessation) on executions as of 2019.

Best Way To Run A Free Arrest Warrant Check

If you’re concerned about having a warrant out for your arrest, you should check right away. Fortunately, there are tons of free ways to find out without having to look into the

How To Look Up My Court Date Online

Looking for an upcoming court date? Whether you are scheduled to appear in court, or you are looking on behalf of the defendant, there are few simple ways to find your court date

What Rights Do Convicted Felons Lose?

Convicted felons lose rights from voting to employment, depending on their state of residence. While some of the rights convicted felons lose may be restored over time, some of the rights are

The Legalities Of Hate Speech

Often discussed on a variety of platforms, hate speech and the legalities associated with it can be a hotly debated topic. Hate speech is loosely defined by laypersons as any offensive speech

How to Find an Inmate’s Release Date

An inmate’s release date is accessible to the public and can be obtained with a phone call or internet search. Whether you are a family member planning a homecoming — or you’re

Where to Find Recent Arrests

To determine where to find recent arrests, start on a local police department’s website. Other law enforcement agencies may also be useful, but choosing one largely depends on the level of crime

Five Surprising Facts about Insanity Defenses

Insanity defenses tend to provoke a lot of controversy, especially when a high-profile case ends with the accused being found not guilty because of a mental impairment. For some people, the fact

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