How do courts determine whether prison conditions are cruel and unusual?

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

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Robbery

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 11:21 AM

Learn about robbery and how it differs from theft and burglary.

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Constitutional Rights in Juvenile Cases

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

A look at the constitutional due process rights of youth in juvenile court cases.  

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Preservation of Evidence in Criminal Cases

Posted by Chris Morales on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 01:54 PM

Law enforcement officers and prosecutors have a duty to preserve certain kinds of evidence. Learn what they have to keep, and what happens when they don't keep it.

The government has a duty to preserve certain types of evidence it collects during criminal investigations and prosecutions. This duty exists in order to protect a defendant’s rights to due process and a fair trial under the Sixth and 14th  Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The duty relates to the requirement that the government disclose evidence it will use against the defendant at trial, as well as any evidence that is favorable to the defendant. The duty to preserve evidence begins once any state agency or actor has gathered and taken possession of evidence as part of a criminal investigation.

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Hit-and-Run Charges

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

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Learn the basics about the crime of hit and run, as well as potential penalties.

 Car accidents usually make people think of civil liability—issues like who will have to pay for the damage and any injuries and whether insurance rates will go up. But, even where no one was negligent, auto collisions can lead to additional, more serious consequences: criminal charges.

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Offers of Leniency in Exchange for a Confession

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Tue, Apr 04, 2017 @ 01:06 PM

Learn what officers can and can't suggest in order to get a statement from a defendant.

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Open-Container Violations

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 12:53 PM

Open alcohol containers in cars can mean trouble with the law.

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Preservation of Evidence in Criminal Cases

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 @ 01:23 PM

Law enforcement officers and prosecutors have a duty to preserve certain kinds of evidence. Learn what they have to keep, and what happens when they don't keep it.

The government has a duty to preserve certain types of evidence it collects during criminal investigations and prosecutions. This duty exists in order to protect a defendant’s rights to due process and a fair trial under the Sixth and 14th  Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The duty relates to the requirement that the government disclose evidence it will use against the defendant at trial, as well as any evidence that is favorable to the defendant. The duty to preserve evidence begins once any state agency or actor has gathered and taken possession of evidence as part of a criminal investigation.

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Criminal Writs

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

Writs involve review by appellate courts, but they're different than appeals.

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Police Conduct and Emotional Distress

Posted by Sample HubSpot User on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:58 AM

Whether you can sue for emotional distress caused by law enforcement depends on the circumstances.

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