Very recently (February 22, 2016 for future generations) the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments on a case titled "Utah v. Strieff."
I wanted to spend a little time talking about plea bargains. Plea bargains are a somewhat confusing part of the law for those who have not been involved in the criminal justice system.
Our legal system is based on the presumption that everyone accused of something until they can be proven innocent. In a civil claim, the presumption is that the person did not do what they were accused of as well.
I have, in my short time as an attorney, received a number of questions about when an officer can search a person's home (or office, or car, etc.). There is actually a lot of case laws on the issue.
Most people don't have to show up to court every day, but as an attorney, it is a regular part of business, and it is always something that I talk to my clients about before we get in there.