How do criminal cases begin?

Answer Criminal cases can follow two paths depending on the venue. State cases and federal cases follow slightly different processes. Most steps in both types are identical.Arrest and Informal Arraignment... Read More »

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A row of cases is 6 cases high and 7 cases long one of the stacks has only 5 cases in it how many cases are in the row?

How Do I Check Criminal Cases?

If you wish to keep track of a pending criminal case or want to look up the disposition of a criminal case that has been disposed of, most jurisdictions make it easy to do so. Be aware, however, th... Read More »

How Do Criminal Cases Get Dismissed?

Criminal case are dismissed for a variety of reasons. Sufficient evidence might be lacking or the prosecution might realize it doesn't have a strong case. A judge must approve a dismissal.

How many criminal cases go to trial?

The overwhelming majority of criminal cases end in guilty pleas or plea bargains (when the accused pleads guilty in exchange for a lesser charge or punishment). In 2004, only 4.5 percent of all cri... Read More »