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Exceptions to Confidentiality of Juvenile Criminal Records

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Mar 02, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

Juvenile criminal records are confidential in most circumstances, but the exceptions are significant.

To a much greater extent that its adult counterpart, the juvenile criminal justice system focuses on rehabilitation and guards against the stigma of being labeled a criminal. To that end, juvenile criminal records are generally confidential. But there are exceptions to confidentiality. (In re Jeffrey T., 140 Cal.App.4th 1015 (2006).)

(To learn more about juvenile court proceedings, which are usually considered civil rather than criminal, see  Juvenile Court: An Overview.)

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Dropping a Civil Lawsuit in Exchange for Dismissal of Criminal Charges

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 10:46 AM

In some cases, a criminal defendant agrees to give up a lawsuit if the prosecution drops charges.

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Venue in a Criminal Case

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 10:41 AM

What's the difference between jurisdiction and venue? What determines where a case is heard?

By Joseph Broadbent

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Pending Criminal Charges and A Criminal Record: Effect on Employment

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 09:45 AM

An explanation of how a current pending criminal charge affects your record and employment possibility when applying for a job and your rights as an applicant.


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Legal Problems for Immigrants with Criminal Convictions

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 02:59 PM
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Warrant Execution and Unreasonable Police Behavior

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

There are limits to the ways police officers can act while enforcing a warrant.


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When the Police Can Make an Arrest: Probable Cause

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

"Probable cause" requires more than a mere suspicion that a suspect committed a crime, but not an absolute certainty.

Probable cause is the key issue in the arrest process. The police need probable cause to make an arrest or obtain an arrest warrant from a judge.

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Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

Learn about the crimes of disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and disturbing the peace, and the possible punishment that goes with them.


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Why Judges and Prosecutors Engage in Plea Bargaining

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 04:01 PM

Moving cases along, and making sure that there's room in the jails and prisons for truly bad actors, are two reasons why plea bargaining is part of the system.

For judges, the primary incentive to accept plea bargains is to move along their crowded calendars. Most judges simply don’t have time to try every case that comes through the door. Prosecutors face similar pressures. Several additional factors support plea bargaining.

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The Emergency Exception to the Miranda Rule

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 10:52 AM

If officers are acting in proper response to a potential emergency, they don't have to read you your rights.

Law enforcement officers must provide the Miranda warning if a suspect is in custody and subject to interrogation. If officers don’t provide the warning in this scenario, the suspect’s statements and any evidence derived from them are usually inadmissible in court. (For information on Miranda mistakes, see Miranda Rights: Ways Police Officers Botch the Warnings.) But there are exceptions to the Miranda requirement, one of which commonly applies if officers are responding to a potential emergency.

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