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  • An arrest occurs when a person is placed under restraint or is taken into custody by a police officer. A person is placed under restraint when his or her freedom of movement is restricted by physical force or by a show of authority....

  • A person commits the offense of a false statement to obtain property or credit when he or she intentionally or knowingly makes a materially false or misleading statement to obtain property or credit on behalf of...

  • There are many different types of informants; one of the types of informant includes a cellmate informant. A cellmate informant is an informant that is incarcerated at the same time as a suspect and becomes...

  • The defense of mistake of fact is used when a defendant is accused of committing a particular crime and the defendant admits that he or she committed another crime, which other crime is different from the...

  • If a judgment or a sentence in a criminal proceeding is not properly entered in a trial court's record, the trial court may retroactively enter the judgment or the sentence. Such a proceeding is called a nunc pro tunc proceeding. The only...

  • In the ordinary case, a search of private property must be both reasonable and conducted pursuant to a properly issued search warrant. However, law enforcement officers are empowered to search an automobile without...

  • Most state laws governing driving under the influence (DUI) and/or driving while intoxicated mandate that offenders receive intervention and treatment. According to these laws, if an offender is convicted of DUI, the...

  • Most state laws governing driving under the influence (DUI) and/or driving while intoxicated mandate that offenders receive intervention and treatment. According to these laws, if an offender is convicted of DUI, the...

  • Proper use of evidence indicative of uncharged or collateral crimes in criminal trials has long troubled attorneys, trial judges and appellate panels. Recent controversy over admission of "pattern" evidence in sex abuse prosecutions has generated...