Criminal Law

Criminal law constitutes law and regulation that relates to crime or the general safety and welfare of the people (as opposed to “civil” law.) Criminal statutes prohibit harm and threats of violence against another person including acts that endanger the health, safety and welfare of the general public. Criminal procedure sets forth the process of investigation of a crime including arrest, search and seizure laws. Punishment is defined for those who are convicted of violating criminal law which may include fines, incarceration, probation as well as matters of permanent record keeping such as expungement of criminal records.

  1. Reviews Crime Documentary "Murder in the Park" Movie Review

    Documentary film "Murder in the Park" is one of the most fascinating and disturbing stories concerning an Illinois justice system failure where the guilty were freed and innocent convicted.
  2. News Lawsuit Alleges Marijuana Candy Caused Murder

    A company which creates edible marijuana was sued by a criminal defendant, on trial for murdering his wife, that the company failed to provide adequate warning that marijuana consumption can lead...
  3. News Chicago Expungement Summit Provides Help Clearing Criminal Records

    The Cook County Clerk's office in Chicago is holding its annual Expungement Summit, which provides free assistance with clearing criminal records. The program's goal is to give the convicted a...
  4. Columns White Collar Crime: Do The Harsh Sentences Fit The Crime?

    The term for cybercrime and similar non-violent charges is “white collar” which refers to criminal charges that can range from internet fraud, possession and distribution of copyright materials.
  5. Columns Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana a DUI?

    Many don't realize that driving under the influence of marijuana is a DUI, even if possession is legal. THC levels may not be necessary for a conviction.
  6. Decisions Judge Decides Boy is Too Rich for Jail After DUI Manslaughter

    A Texas judge sentenced a teen to no jail time - despite being convicted of DUI manslaughter and responsible for the death of four people - as a result of the boy being too spoiled by his rich...
  7. News California Plugs Rape Law Loophole

    The State of California removed a loophole that existed in an old rape law responsible for reversing the conviction of a man who impersonated a woman's boyfriend in a dark bedroom. After Julio...
  8. News I Killed A Man - Because I Said I Would

    A drunk driver is lauded for publishing an unusual video confession on YouTube about killing a man in a car accident - prior to facing any criminal charges. Is this sensational video a sincere act...
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