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Criminal Law Research Guide: U.S. Constitution & Codes

U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights

Use the above link to find information on your Amendment rights.  These Amendments may be helpful when researching criminal law.

  • 4th Amendment: Search and Seizure
  • 5th Amendment: Grand Jury, Double Jeopardy, Self-Incrimination, Due Process
  • 6th Amendment: Criminal Prosecutions - Jury Trial, Right to Confront and to Counsel
  • 8th Amendment: Excess Bail or Fines, Cruel and Unusual Punishment

U.S. Code (Federal Statutes)

Title 18 Crimes and Criminal Procedure

  • Part 1: Crimes (§§ 1–2725)
  • Part II: Criminal Procedure (§§ 3001–3771)
  • Part III: Prisons and Prisoners (§§ 4001–4353)
  • Part IV: Correction of Youthful Offenders (§ 5001–5042)
  • Part V: Immunity of Witnesses (§§ 6001–6005)

Title 21 Food and Drugs, Chapter 13: Drug Abuse Prevention and Control


Title 25 Indians, Chapter 15 Constitutional Rights of Indians

  • Subchapter I – Generally (§§ 1301–1304)
  • Subchapter II – Model Code Governing Courts of Indian Offenses (§§ 1311-1312)
  • Subchapter III – Jurisdiction over Criminal and Civil Actions (§§ 1321-1326)
  • Subchapter IV – Employment of Legal Counsel (§§ 1331)
  • Subchapter V – Materials and Publications (§§ 1341)

Title 28 Judicial Adminstration


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