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Miranda Rights and the Fifth Amendment
Source: Findlaw

Information on Miranda warnings which are meant to protect a person's Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. Note: findlaw will ask you to enter your zip code before presenting the information.
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Defendant's Statement
Source: King County District Court

Defendant's Statement for use in Hearings by Mail to contest a traffic infraction or to prove mitigating circumstances in a traffic infraction. Please note that the information provided here is specific to King County. If you do not live in King County, you may wish to consult for more information relating to your county.
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Revised Code of Washington - Habeas Corpus
Source: Washington State Legislature

Link to RCW 7.36 regarding Habeas Corpus proceedings in Washington.
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Criminal Procedure: An Overview
Source: Cornell Law School/The Legal Information Institute

This link gives a good definition of criminal procedure. It contains a menu of sources both at the federal and state level to reference for more info on criminal procedure and hyperlinks to associated legal terms.
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Teen Dating Violence
Source: Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Information aimed at helping prevent teen dating violence. Includes a list of Dating Rights and answers to frequently asked questions from teens and parents.Topics include safety plans, communication skills, assertiveness, conflict resolution, emotion management, and faulty relationship and gender role expectations.
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