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Entries from January 2009

Minor Offenders Get a Second Chance with Diversion Programs

January 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

If you have been arrested for a crime, this does not necessarily mean that you will be required to go through the court process.  You could even be spared a criminal records.  How is this possible?  Many court systems through out the US have what are called Diversion Programs.  These programs seek to provide alternatives […]

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Pre-Trial Services

January 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Bail reform has increasingly become an important issue over the past 30 years.  One of the main issues addressed by bail reform advocates is idea of holding criminals suspects in jail pending their trial.  Advocates try to further the philosophy of “innocent until proven guilty,” by ensuring the release of certain suspects until their trial […]

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Tribal Courts

January 16th, 2009 · No Comments

In some states in the US, there is more to their trial court system than the usual civil and criminal courts. There is one very important branch to trial court system, one which many don’t realize exists, mostly because it does not exist in every state. These are the Tribal Courts. Instead of being a […]

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