Category: Criminal Procedure

Updated on April 16th, 2024 at 07:58 pmWhat is a Motion to Suppress Evidence? A motion to suppress evidence involves a defendant asking the court for certain evidence to be excluded from being presented at trial.  The basis for the exclusion of the evidence is typically rooted in the United States Constitution, a state constitution, […]Continue reading

Updated on April 16th, 2024 at 05:19 pmIn many states throughout the U.S., a bail system exists, which allows an arrested suspect to pay cash to the government and, in return, be released from custody until their next court date. This basic function of criminal justice isn’t anything new, but many view a cash bail […]Continue reading

Updated on April 11th, 2024 at 07:16 pmWhile the rate of incarceration has decreased slightly in recent years, the United States still incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country in the world. Because of this, special attention must be given to the causes of such a high incarceration rate in order to enact […]Continue reading

Updated on April 16th, 2024 at 03:11 pmWhen agencies such as the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Public Defender Service, or even the Secret Service need crime scene evidence of guns, DNA, or fingerprints processed, they turn to the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS). The DFS is classified as an independent agency with a director appointed […]Continue reading

Updated on April 16th, 2024 at 08:17 pmType 1 diabetes is an incurable disease that occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce its own insulin. Insulin is required to regulate blood sugar levels. Individuals with type 1 diabetes must monitor their blood sugar levels on their own through a combination of insulin, diet control, […]Continue reading

Updated on April 10th, 2024 at 09:51 amUnderstanding how citizens can fight back when their rights have been violated by law enforcement officers is crucial. Being aware of police misconduct laws helps citizens know when and how they can make a legal claim of unnecessary use of excessive force against police officers. These claims would […]Continue reading

Updated on April 16th, 2024 at 03:37 pmAll those who are hired for federal agencies must undergo some form of basic background investigation to determine if an individual is “reliable, trustworthy, of good conduct and character, and loyal to the United States.” This goes for military personnel, government employees, or even government contractors. Naturally, many people […]Continue reading

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