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Welcome to the GetLegal Criminal Law Center! Here, we introduce you to the fundamental concepts of criminal law. In this field, not knowing the law or not knowing your rights can have a serious impact, so we offer accurate and up-to-date content on a broad range of topics, from the ways that crimes are defined and classified to specific defenses. An attorney can help you to protect yourself if you become involved in the criminal justice system. But working with an attorney will be easier if you first understand some of the basics. Watch the video on the left for a quick tour of what you’ll find here.

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Criminal Law Basics

Criminal Law Basics

What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? When can a police officer search your car? When can a criminal record be sealed or expunged? Our overview of the basics provides answers to all of these questions and more. Learn about the law by clicking on one of the topics below.

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If you want to learn more about criminal law, the internet offers a wealth of resources, but it can be hard to find the best and most accurate sources. To help you find the information that you need, we’ve compiled and organized a selection of the most notable online resources relating to criminal law.

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