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The Criminal Law Practice Area deals with issues faced by adults and juveniles arrested, accused and/or charged with a crime.  Lawyers that focus their practice on criminal law typically handle one or more of the topics listed below. 

Types Of Criminal Offenses

 
Adultery
  
Arson
  
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Bigamy
  
Blackmail
  
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Carjacking
  
Child Abuse
  
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Receiving Stolen Property
  
Robbery
  
Sodomy
  
Statutory Rape
  
Stalking
  
Terroristic Threats
  
Theft
  
White Collar Crimes
  
  

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When You're Accused and/or Arrested

 
What is a Crime?
  
What is a Noncriminal Violation?
  
What is a Summary Offense?
  
What is a Misdemeanor?
  
What is a Felony?
  
What are Miranda Rights?
  
Do I Have the Right to Talk to an Attorney?
  
  
 
Should I Hire a Lawyer?
  
Can I Represent Myself?
  
What Happens if I'm Arrested?
  
Getting Out of Jail
  
Bail
  
Establish a Defense
  
  

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Criminal Law Procedures

 
Grand Jury
  
Warrant
  
Search & Seizure
  
Complaint
  
Arraignment
  
Preliminary Hearing
  
  
 
Trial
  
Fines & Punishment
  
Sentencing
  
Appeal
  
Probation
  
  

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