Crimes Against The Justice System
Here you'll find articles about some of the most common crimes against the justice system.
Perjury, the crime of lying under oath, is a serious offense because it can derail the basic goal of the justice system—discovering the truth.
When a court orders you to serve probation, it essentially agrees to let you serve your sentence while remaining out of jail or prison, but only while under strict rules that you must obey.
Battery Against a Police Officer
Battery against a police officer involves causing injury to a law enforcement officer (or, in some states, attempting to or threatening to cause injury).
Laws on Jury Duty Scams
The aversion to jury duty is nothing new. Citizens have tried to duck their civic duty since colonial times. In response, state and local governments have tried just about everything to force jurors to the courthouse.
Tampering With Evidence
A person who is convicted of the crime under federal law may face a prison sentence of not more than 20 years, a fine, or both.
Obstruction of Justice
Learn all about the crime of obstruction of justice here.
If a condition of parole is legitimate, its violation by a parolee can result in the parolee being sent back to prison to serve all or some of the balance of his original sentence.
Learn how judges may handle issues like disruption and disobedience.
Misprision of Felony
Is it a crime to fail to report a felony?
Treason is a rare, but very serious crime. Learn what it's about and understand terms like "levying war" and "adhering to the enemy."