Finding a Good Criminal Defense Law Firm

Criminal defense lawyers are very important in the justice system as well as society as a whole. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, the first thing you need to do is look for an experienced criminal defense lawyer. There are numerous criminal defense law firms today and thanks to the […]

Stop and Frisk Basics

The stop-and-frisk or Terry stop, so named for Terry v. Ohio the United States Supreme Court case authorizing them under the Fourth Amendment, is when the police stop someone who appears suspicious and frisks them for weapons. It is an exception to the warrant requirement found in the United States Constitution because, unlike most Fourth […]

Overview of Criminal Law – Definitions and Examples

Criminal law relates to the substantive power of the state to regulate specific acts (such as murder or rape). Criminal offenses are defined by Congress or state legislatures. The area of criminal law is focused on what the punishments should be for those who commit crimes. All 50 states have their own penal codes. Criminal […]