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Super Lawyers Criminal Defense Articles

If There Wasn't Probable Cause or a Warrant, Will I Go Free?

What Kansas law says about evidentiary searches in a criminal case

A Look at Criminal Record Expungement in Indiana

And reasons why to consider doing it

Exploring Criminal Record Expungement

How and why an Illinois resident can get their record expunged or sealed

What Are Syndrome and Mental Defect Defenses in Criminal Cases?

How they have been argued and applied in federal and California courts

Understanding Oregon's Measure 110

Violations still carry penalties

Philadelphia Votes Yes To Police Reform

How do the two new measures impact residents?

The Types of Bail in Oklahoma and How to Post It

What will it cost, and how long might you stay in jail?

What to Do If You Face Charges of Rioting

Legal advice for charges related to protesting in Washington, D.C.

Is My Assault a Misdemeanor or Felony?

How Alaska laws define it, and how an attorney may be able to help

How to Fight Drug Conspiracy Charges in North Dakota

A breakdown of the four types, the penalties, and how to defend against them

How to Get a Record Expunged in Indiana

How the Indiana Second Chance Law works for criminal matters

What Can I Do to Get My License Reinstated in Ohio?

Legal advice when your driver's license has been suspended

What 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Mean in Missouri

How Senate Bill 656 affects gun owners’ carrying, usage and defending of themselves

How You Can (and Can't) Get Out of a Subpoena

Colorado courts can force you to testify

What to Do When You’re Arrested for a Crime You Didn’t Commit

The steps to take and places to turn when you’re innocent in Oregon

The Defenses and Penalties for a Probation Violation

What can you argue if you violate parole in Tennessee?

New York's Weed Laws are Lenient ... To a Point

Getting blunt about marijuana laws

Do I Have to Consent to a Police Search of My Car?

No, but Louisiana law offers officers other ways into your vehicle

How Do Mistrials Work?

In Florida, throwing out a case can happen in one motion

Can I Perform a Citizen’s Arrest in Ohio?

There can be many risks and drawbacks involved

What Does It Mean If Marijuana is Decriminalized?

It’s now a less-serious offense to possess marijuana in New York City

How Can I Legally Smoke Marijuana in California?

Residents and tourists must understand the laws to avoid arrest

What to Do If Your Child is Arrested or Charged

Diversionary options to protect a juvenile’s criminal record in Illinois

Police Can Search Your Phone in Minnesota

What the law says in regard to cellphones and your privacy rights

Is Graffiti Art or Illegal?

Minnesotans should think twice before that inspiration gets out of hand

The Ins and Outs of Disturbing the Peace in Minnesota

How to seek penalties against a neighbor or defend your rights at home

What is Required of Probation in Massachusetts?

Breaking down the laws, statutes, and ramifications

Secret Societies Must Be Lawful

In North Carolina, they are more regulated than you may think

What Do I Do If I'm Being Cyberstalked?

Attorneys' advice on putting a stop to online bullies

The Defenses for Prostitution and Solicitation in Nevada

Don’t get caught with your pants down, legally speaking

When Can You Save a Pet Locked in a Car?

And what are the consequences of doing so Oregon?

Whose Fault is a Drug-Induced Homicide?

Death caused by fentanyl can be first-degree murder in Florida

Who's to Blame for Overdose?

Opioid deaths may be prosecuted as homicide in Pennsylvania

Your DNA Goes Where You Don't

DNA transfer can erroneously link suspects to crimes

Can Your DNA Link You to Crimes You Didn’t Commit?

DNA transfer leaves our stuff on things we’ve never touched

Sentencing Hearing Primer in Minnesota

What a defendant needs to know for the conclusion of court proceedings

Texas Marijuana Possession Laws Primer

The penalties depend on how much you have and why

Yes, Texas Police Can Take Your Possessions

How civil asset forfeiture works

Your Attorney Must Keep Your Secrets … To a Point

What attorney-client privilege means, and the exceptions to it in New Jersey

What’s a Subpoena, and Why Have I Been Served?

What to know and do if you’re given a subpoena in Georgia

How to Lose Your Gun Rights in Maryland

Maryland’s laws are among the strictest in the nation

Why Did I Get a Warrant Notice in the Mail?

The Great Texas Warrant Roundup: What it is, why it exists and what you can do

What Attorney-Client Privilege Means in Kentucky

Will what I say to my lawyer stay between us?

Five Ways to Reduce Jail Time in Michigan

Ways to lessen the burden of a criminal offense and sweeten a plea deal

Criminal Risk Assessments in Colorado

Judicial use of algorithms in sentencing and bail-setting has some downsides

Challenging the Algorithm That Decides Your Fate

Many states are using computerized formulas for bail, sentencing and parole

Expunging Your Criminal Past in Minnesota

What you need to do to have a charge removed from your record

Successfully Navigating Probation in Michigan

What happens if I violate my requirements?

How Precise is DNA Evidence in a Criminal Case?

It’s not as open-and-shut as you might think

Legal Tips for Safe Injection Facilities in Philadelphia

Medical professionals and opioid users need to know the dangers

Can Police Seize My Property?

Civil forfeiture law in Minnesota

How Bail Bonds Work in Maryland

An explanation of the lender systems involved in getting out of jail

How Arraignments and Bond Hearings Work

The first steps in the criminal justice system in Michigan

Stop and Frisk in Texas: Is It Legal?

What are my rights if I’m stopped and questioned?

What If I’m Not Read My Miranda Rights?

When they are and aren’t applicable in Florida

Can I Get My Record Expunged in Massachusetts?

The process to request sealing your criminal past

The Do's and Don'ts After Being Accused of a Crime

Three New York defense attorneys weigh in

What is a Romeo and Juliet Law?

This and other sexual consent rules in New Jersey

Host with the Most … Liability

Hosting underage drinking is a bad idea in Ohio

Revenge Porn and the Law

Illinois has made it a Class 4 felony

Sexting Can Land You in Jail

Child pornography and age of consent laws in Washington

Consent is Complicated

The legal standards to determine sexual consent in Minnesota

Asking Questions About Shooting First

A New York City primer on Duty to Retreat vs. Stand Your Ground

Will I Go to Jail for a Drug Possession Charge?

The state and federal penalties you could face in West Virginia

Look Out Georgia Left-Lane Drivers!

Driving the speed limit could get you a ticket

Breaking Down the GPS Stalking Law

New York attorneys say it's not a significant advancement for victims

What You Can and Can't Do with Marijuana in Oregon

It's legal, but there are some limitations

Self-Defense and Deadly Force in Oregon

Be prepared to prove you feared for your life

How Civil Asset Forfeiture Works in Illinois

How you can lose your property even without a conviction

An Overview on Criminal Law

How a criminal charge makes its way through the courts

An Overview on Assault & Battery Law

The basics of assault and battery in criminal cases and civil cases

An Overview on Drug and Alcohol Violations Law

Federal drug scheduling and potential charges

An Overview on Sex Offenses Law

A look at types of offenses and the offender registry

An Overview on Traffic Violations Law

A look at common violations and possible consequences

An Overview on Federal Criminal Law

When does the federal government have authority to prosecute my case?

What to Know About the New Warrant Requirements for Electronic Communications

California’s new law increases privacy protections for individuals

Florida’s New GPS Law and Where It Applies

Private citizens who use GPS devices against others now face criminal prosecution and penalties

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