As an American citizen, you have a lot of rights. You’ve probably heard of a lot of your Amendment rights, and definitely your Miranda rights, but there’s probably a whole lot you don’t know. You can make better use of the rights you’re allotted or learn what your rights are in specific situations here. It may be helpful to know what you can and can’t do in your interaction with law enforcement, as well as what they can and can’t do themselves. Be prepared for any situation by checking this section.
History of the Freedom of Information Act
In this article, we will look at how the Freedom of Information Act came into existence, what it is, and how it has been used to reveal fraudulent and illegal activity within the government and industry.Read More »
Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
We'll discuss what rights you have throughout your entire case, what qualifies as ineffective assistance of counsel, the steps for addressing it, and what remedies can be made.Read More »
Tort Law Definition & Examples
Here, "harm" is a pretty broad term that encompasses any type of wrongdoing that causes the victim to be physically or emotionally injured, suffer a loss, or otherwise experience damage that they are eligible to sue for.Read More »
Bail vs Bond: What’s the Difference?
Bail vs bond: Discover everything you need to know about them and their differences.Read More »
The Birth of American Democracy
Those living in the United States take democracy for granted, but its presence in the modern world has been extremely short-lived.Read More »
All About Restraining Orders: Know Your Rights
Though it will vary by state, there are also general practices for obtaining, defending against, and lifting a restraining order, as well as the penalties that will come with violating one.Read More »
Can You Sue for Being Falsely Accused?
In some cases, you'll be able to sue your accuser for a variety of charges, including defamation, slander, libel, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution.Read More »
Failure to Appear in Court
Whether it was intentional or not, if you've missed your court date, you're probably in a bit of trouble. Just how much trouble is that, though? Worst case scenario, you now have a warrant out for your arrest.Read More »
Legal Definition of Sodomy and Why Sodomy Laws Are Unconstitutional
Sodomy laws have been annulled in the United States. However, you must understand the extent of the invalidation to avoid violation.Read More »
What Is Considered a Violation of Civil Rights?
Mainly protected through the Constitution and legislation, a civil rights violation can be pursued in civil court.Read More »