Enforcing the Law Without a Warrant

Police can't search your property for evidence or put you in custody without a search or arrest warrant respectively. At least, that's usually the case, but the law can arrest someone without the necessary warrant—called a warrantless arrest—as long as it's considered “reasonable” by law. This is where the Fourth Amendment comes in. While it … Continue reading Enforcing the Law Without a Warrant

It’s Your Turn to Speak: Types of Criminal Pleas

All criminal trials eventually lead to the point wherein a defendant has to enter a plea. Criminal attorneys often advise their clients on what kind of plea they should enter, since it can determine the kind of punishment they'll receive in the end. Generally speaking, a plea can be one of three types: guilty, not … Continue reading It’s Your Turn to Speak: Types of Criminal Pleas

Getting What You Pay For: On Product Liability

Manufacturers create products for consumers to use and enjoy, so it falls upon the producers to deliver high-quality and safe goods for their buyers. Sometimes, however, there will be instances where the manufacturer slips up and creates a product that's unsatisfactory due to its defects. Product defects can be as simple as minor imperfections in … Continue reading Getting What You Pay For: On Product Liability