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General

  • Criminal Justice (American Bar Association)
    Questions/answers on criminal law basics, the police & your rights, lawyers & criminal law, criminal charges, initial criminal proceedings, evidence in criminal trials, witnesses, defenses, pretrial procedures, trial, sentencing, appeals of criminal cases, rights of victims & jurors, and juvenile criminal cases.
  • Criminal Law (Cornell Legal Information Institute)
    Commentary with links to U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, regulations & opinions, and state criminal codes.
  • Criminal Procedure (Cornell Legal Information Institute)
    Commentary with links to U.S. Constitution, federal statutes, rules & opinions, and state criminal procedure statutes.
  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
    Full-text justice & substance abuse publications and hosts an abstracts database of over 170,000 criminal justice publications.

  • Prosecutors
  • Statistics
    • SEARCH (National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics)
      Support organization for local and state justice agencies.

  • Trials
    • Manual on Recurring Problems in Criminal Trials (Federal Judicial Center, 5th ed., 2001)
      Guide to law governing procedure in criminal trials. Problems addressed include jury-related problems, disclosure issues, evidence, civil & criminal contempt, the 5th Amendment, confessions, and severance of defendants.

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County Resources

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  • Legal Assistance

    • Clean Slate Milwaukee
      Helps individuals to expunge eligible court criminal records. This clinic meets periodically. Check their website or Facebook page for upcoming events and related handouts.
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