What Happens at Trial?

Q: What is the “right to a speedy trial”? A: A defendant has a constitutional right to a speedy trial. “In criminal prosecutions, the right of a defendant to demand a trial within a short time since to be held in jail without trial is a violation of the “due process” provision of the 5th...
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Being Arrested FAQ

Q: What Rules Must Police Follow When Arresting Me? A: Police must have probable cause, use reasonable force & if they have you in custody and are interrogating you they must read you your Miranda Rights.   Q: What is “Reasonable Force?” A: Reasonable force is the amount of force that...
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What is a Crime?

Los Angeles Criminal Law Terms and Definitions Q: What is a “crime”? A: A crime is something that the people of the state or of a society get together and decide something is against the law.   Q: What is the difference between civil and criminal law? A: The difference between civil and ...
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