Criminal Law: 25 Common Mistakes

Publisher:  Legal Aid Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  6pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX218

An examination of common mistakes and impressions people have about criminal law, lawyers, police powers and procedures.

Abstract:  This document examines common mistakes and impressions people have about criminal law, lawyers and legal advice, criminal records, police power and procedures. The format states the mistake and then the law. The mistakes include the following use of words such as ' felonies' and 'misdemeanors' (U.S. terms), everyone gets a trial, feeling and pleading guilty.


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