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Category: Criminal Law

How to Order a Criminal Background Check on Yourself

If you’re interested in knowing what your criminal record says, ordering one on yourself is quite simple. Potential employers, landlords, and sometimes even educational institutions to screen renters, employers and volunteers use

Can I change my plea at pre-trial?

Once you have been charged with a crime and made an initial plea, the judge will then assign you to a pre-trial date. Most of the time, this hearing is around 30

What is a 5 Panel Drug Test?

A five panel drug test checks urine for five specific categories of drugs. The categories are cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamine, opioids, and THC. Test results are determined by a physician. Employers may use

How Do I Know if I Have a Warrant?

One way to know whether you have a warrant for your arrest is to go to search for your city, county, or state’s official website and look for a link for a

How to Find a Person in Jail for Free

If you think that your friend or a family member has been arrested, by using the Internet you can easily locate him or her in jail for free without any trouble. Jail

Domestic Violence Laws

It is becoming increasingly accepted that violence within the family is no longer a purely ‘domestic’ issue. It is a problem which belongs to society as a whole, and which should properly

Will I Go to Jail for a Misdemeanor?

If you've been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor crime, you may be worried about spending a significant amount of time in prison. Chances are good that you've already been exposed to

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