You can find cases by searching for headnotes related to criminal law in LexisNexis or Westlaw. IDs and passwords are required.
Browse an index of headnotes relating to criminal law.
Browse an index of key numbers relating to criminal law or all key numbers. In browsing the general categories, you can find procedural topics like Evidence, Witnesses, and Sentencing and Punishment, as well as types of crimes such as Embezzlement or Rape.
Federal criminal law resides predominantly in Title 18 of the United States Code. Title 18 covers Federal Crimes and Criminal Procedure, the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
To access United States Code provisions, you can use any of the following:
Georgia's criminal law is codified in Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.).
The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure govern criminal matters heard in all United States District Courts. Each U.S. District Court also has its own local rules, which supplement the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
Since their enactment in 1975, the Federal Rules of Evidence have governed the admission of direct and circumstancial evidence in proving criminal cases in United States Courts.
To find rules and regulations that govern how federal agencies interact with criminal law, consult the Federal Register (FR) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). You can access both of these resources via LexisNexis or Westlaw.
You can locate rules and regulations that are currently in force via the following CFR titles: Title 27. Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, and Title 28 Judicial Administration. The two links below will allow you to search only those titles that deal with criminal law.
The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 54 titles and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Legislative history can be extraordinarily useful for determining the intent behind a law, whether you're trying to determine why the law was changed or what Congress meant by a specific phrase. Legislative history is typically found in documents created during the legislative process, including reports, hearings, records of debates, and different versions of the bill.