Children and the Capacity for Crime

Posted by Chris Morales on Fri, Mar 03, 2017 @ 07:00 AM

Depending on their age and experience, some children may be legally incapable of committing crime. But the modern trend is to hold virtually all minors accountable for their conduct.

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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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Breached Plea Bargains

Posted by Chris Morales on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 @ 10:35 AM

Learn what happens when the defense doesn't get what it bargained for.

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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?

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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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Children and the Capacity for Crime

Posted by Chris Morales on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 01:10 PM

Depending on their age and experience, some children may be legally incapable of committing crime. But the modern trend is to hold virtually all minors accountable for their conduct.

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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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