Jail vs. Prison – What’s the Big Difference?

Do you know the difference between jail and prison? For most people, these terms are interchangeable and define places of confinement. While both are facilities sanctioned by the law, jails and prisons couldn't be more different from one another. Some mainstream media outlets should take the blame for the public's… Continue reading

U.S. Gun Policy

Gun Control in the United States: an Overview The United States has two types of gun laws. Some are federal laws that dictate the sale, purchase, possession, and transfer of firearms, and others are governed by each state individually. Generally, the states decide who can purchase guns, they set the… Continue reading

In-Depth Look at Top Reasons for Arrests in the U.S.

Due to the diverse cultures that exist in the different regions of the United States, it can often be challenging to predict which crimes are the most common. Also, predicting which kind of arrest is the most common can be complicated. Recently, we gathered data regarding the different types of… Continue reading

Who Gets the Dog? Pet Custody and Divorce

It's inevitable. You're getting a divorce. As you brace yourself for all the stress and tumult that comes with a divorce, there's one nagging detail you can't get over: who gets the pet? The thought of losing your pet along with everything else a legal separation divvies up is driving… Continue reading

Gender X Option Recognition by US States

States that offer gender x option It can be confusing, trying to make sense of the alphabet soup of acronyms swirling around these days. It’s important to understand that sexual preference (lesbian, bisexual, homosexual, queer) is usually different from gender designation or identity (trans, cis, male, female). Yet another is… Continue reading

Jury Dodgers: Are You In Trouble If You Missed Your Jury Duty?

Have you ever been called for jury duty and missed it? Juries are selected from registered voter lists in your local district, and anyone who’s selected is notified via mail or when they are expected to show for final selection. Serving on a jury is considered a public service, although… Continue reading

Ancestry DNA Privacy Concerns: Is Your DNA Data Being Shared with Police?

You may have heard in the news lately how at least a few serial killer and cold cases have been solved using familial DNA recovered from testing services across the country. What does this mean to you, and how does it affect your privacy? Well, this is a very simple… Continue reading

How Do I Find Out if Someone is Incarcerated?

Incarceration means that someone is currently in a local jail or state or federal prison. It may come to pass that at some point you’re trying to determine whether someone you know is currently incarcerated. Perhaps your attempts at reaching out to them have gone unanswered and you know they… Continue reading

20 Historical Federal and Local Courthouses in the U.S.

Montgomery, Alabama The old federal courthouse in Montgomery was built in 1885 and used as the U.S. Circuit Court for the Middle District of Alabama from 1885-1911, The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama from 1885-1933 and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from… Continue reading

Can Felons Vote for President? Voting with a Criminal Record

In today’s age, you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who has never had a run-in with the law before, and you may even know someone who is a convicted felon. Felons have been convicted of crimes that are classified as a felony-level, as opposed to misdemeanors. Felony crimes can include… Continue reading
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