The American criminal justice system is not always all about determining guilt or innocence and then punishing the guilty. It recognizes that some “bad actors” can be deterred from embarking on a life of crime, and can be given a “second chance” through programs that don’t result in a criminal record. For examples, see our [...]
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March 29th, 2013 · No Comments
January 27th, 2012 · No Comments
More and more court records are finding their way online, and many of them are free. We’ve talked about court records in general; see Court Records Basics, What to Know Before Searching Court Records Online, About Criminal Records and Where to Find Them, Using Court Records for Background Investigations, and Small Claims Case Records. We’ve talked about [...]
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December 28th, 2011 · No Comments
All state court systems have procedures for handling wills and other estate matters, including estate administration, guardianships, conservatorships, and trusts. When someone dies with a will, the will must be proved to be valid, and the instructions in the will carried out. This process is called probate, so most courts that handle estate matters have [...]