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Did the police stereotype you?

The police take you into custody. Maybe it's a traffic stop. Maybe they stop you on the street. However it happens, you do not feel like it's a fair arrest. You think that the officers stereotyped you when they picked you up. Does it happen?

Do police need to tell you why they're arresting you?

A police officer arrests you and puts you into the back of the squad car. You have no idea what you did wrong. Maybe you do not think that you broke any laws. You demand to know why they're arresting you. Do they have to tell you?

What does it mean to have a jury of your peers?

One of your rights when you go to trial for a criminal offense is that you get to have a jury of your peers. They are the ones who hear the case and then decide if they think you are guilty or not. What does it really mean? What is a jury of your peers?

Studies show women are going to jail more than ever before

When you think of the stereotypical inmate, perhaps just from watching television shows, do you imagine a man? You may be clinging to a stereotype that is quickly becoming outdated. Studies have shown that the rate at which women find themselves behind bars is soaring, and it has been for decades.

How confident is that eyewitness?

Eyewitness testimony is something of a paradox in the legal system. While it often inspires the trust of the jury, the reality is that it is often wrong. Many people who wind up behind bars when they never broke the law are only there because an eyewitness picked them out of a lineup or otherwise identified them. In some cases, DNA evidence later clears them of the charges, but this does not happen for everyone.

Pennsylvania’s new Clean Slate law

There are many ways a criminal conviction can have impacts on a person long into the future. One is through the mark being convicted of a crime puts on one’s record. Such a mark can have impacts on a person’s employment options and a range of other aspects of his or her life.

Man arrested for domestic assault after altercation with woman

For residents of State College, Pennsylvania, being arrested for assault can have a profound impact on the rest of their lives. This is especially true when there are allegations of domestic assault and a man is accused of assaulting a female. The penalties that accompany a criminal conviction are difficult enough, but the act carries with it a stigma that can be hard to shake. It can follow a person around for an extended period and hinder their daily lives personally and professionally. Regardless of the situation, it is imperative for those arrested on these charges to have legal assistance to craft a strong criminal defense.

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