What Is Jury Nullification?

In a criminal trial, a jury of your peers determines whether you are innocent or guilty of the crime with which you are charged. The jury comes to this decision by listening to witness testimony, evaluating the evidence presented, and considering the arguments of the...

Can I Represent Myself In My Criminal Case?

After being charged with a crime, many people turn to a lawyer for help. In fact, the right to have a lawyer represent you in a criminal matter is a right given to everyone under the Constitution. However, some people decide that they would rather represent themselves...

What is Double Jeopardy?

WHAT IS DOUBLE JEOPARDY? Under the 5th Amendment to the Constitution, no person shall be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb. Although the language may be a bit dated, this provision of the 5th Amendment prevents the government...