Categories for Federal Criminal Procedure

Possession In Criminal Law

The legal definition of "possession" is critical in drug and gun cases. It requires the Government to prove two things--control and knowledge. And if the Government cannot prove this, then defendant is innocent.

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Federal Supervised Release

Federal supervised release is a term of government supervision that occurs after a defendant is released from federal prison.

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Duress Defense

Duress is an affirmative defense. It allows a defendant to avoid criminal liability if he or she is threatened or forced into committing a crime.

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