Criminal Charges: How Cases Get Started

Posted by Chris Morales on Fri, Oct 09, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

How police officers and prosecutors initiate criminal cases.

A criminal case usually gets started with a police arrest report. The prosecutor then decides what criminal charges to file, if any. Some cases can then go to a grand jury for a criminal indictment or to a preliminary hearing, where a judge decides if there is enough evidence to proceed. Here's how this all works.

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Pending Criminal Charges and A Criminal Record: Effect on Employment

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 @ 09:30 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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Tags: Criminal Charges, conviction, criminal record, complaint, employment, state law, attorney