Expunging or Sealing a Juvenile Court Record
Juvenile court records are not considered criminal records--but they can hurt you if they are reachable by employers, landlords, and others. If you qualify, you should seal your juvenile record to avoid this result.
Filing a Criminal Complaint
In a few states, private individuals who believe they have been the victim of a crime can pursue a private prosecution.
How Lawyers Choose Juries
Lawyers look for jurors who will be fair and impartial. Paradoxically, they also look for people who are likely to be sympathetic to their side, and try to avoid those who may not be.
The path of a criminal case through the courts is complicated. The way cases are handled varies from state to state and county to county. If you've been charged with a crime, you'll want to talk to a lawyer familiar with your area and courts.